Originally Posted by kiwitexansfan
I believe it is an issue with his height and leverage. As a NT he is vulnerable to getting blockers under his pads and getting moved.
As a DE he has the height and long arms you look for.
He can definitely keep OL off of the OLB's at DE and with Watt/Clowney/McCullers there should be more than a few balls batted down at the LOS.
McCullers will be a perfect 5 tech. He was miscast as a NT. IMHO