[QUOTE=Mainejet;4497948]This might come as news to you, but the above is what every HC has to say about his own players. There's nothing out of the ordinary here. His rankings for rookie DL are impressive - but in a weak DL crop/draft year.
Most of all, we needed him to become a pass rushing force. Something he fell well short of. In fact, the only consistent pass rush threat we had was a guy we got off the scrap heap. That certainly wasn't Mo Wilkerson.
Shaun Ellis type is what I see in Wilk. That's not bad in any stretch of the imagination. He'll have games where he'll look unstoppable. But for the most part, he'll be nothing more than a consistent good DL for the Jets. Not a guy you can build your defense around and certainly not a guy you would want to count on for pass rush.
BTW, I'm not indicting the guy here, merely trying to lend some focus to what appears to be an irrational love affair thread.[/QUOTE]
Last years D-line class was one of the strongest ever coming into the draft and they proved it on the field
What 3-4 team depends on their DE to be their main pass rush threat? The best 3-4 DE in the NFL, Justin Smith had 7.5 last year.