Originally Posted by eriadoc
3-4 DE, right? Not exactly a DT?
Absolutely. Our starters on defense should eventually be: Watt at left end, Nix at nose tackle, Pagan at right end. Clowney, Reed, Cushing and Mercilus at the four linebacker spots. That's when we play our base 3-4. That being said, a lot has to do with how eager and ready Crennel is to start three rookies in the front seven.
Jeoffrey Pagan absolutely single-handily destroyed the likes of Johnny Manziel and Zach Metternberger (new Titans QB) in some SEC showdown games. He has some burst off the snap and the ability to rush the passer for his big size.
Major upgrade over Jared Crick, IMO