Originally Posted by mussop
Maybe in the second round. He's good but brings no pass rushing ability. 2 down players are becoming less valuable in tips passing league. He actually would make a good DE in a more traditional 3/4.
I was commenting on the comments that Philips is not interested in large NT's by suggesting that the Texans have shown interest in such a player in this coming draft.
Second, I'd like to point out that Mitchell had one sack in 2010, one sack in 2011 and no sacks last year.
Jesse Williams does not have a repertoire of moves to rush the passer, other than the bull rush. But he is so strong that he collapses the pocket and demands double teams, creating opportunities for Smith and Watt. But even so, he's quick enough to get more than zero sacks per year.
Finally, Williams is rated as a high second that could slip into the bottom of the first.