Originally Posted by Untouchable
I really don't see why everyone is so down on Odrick.
He's universally considered a 1st round pick in one of the deepest drafts in decades and fits our defense perfectly. This isn't the classic two-gapping 3-4 employed by the likes of Parcells and Belichick. Rex asks his DE's to help push the pocket, not just simply tie up blockers every play.
There are some things Odrick needs to work on but he uses his hands very well to disengage and he has great footwork. Good size (6'5 305) and a pretty good athlete as well.
I've been saying from the get-go that we would target a DL high in the draft. Be it Odrick, Joseph, Alualu, Cody...I'll take any of them.
Because people have WATCHED HIM. Just give a look to that Iowa game and you will absolutely laugh at the number of times he gets tossed aside in the running game.
I really hope we don't like him.
Also, if the team wanted a prototype 2 gapping end, they would have KEPT Kenyon Coleman and certainly not signed Marques Douglas. This defense does not look for guys like Odrick very much and that is the reason we will not pick him.