Originally Posted by crasherino
Pouha will be interesting. The team is clearly much better with a healthy Pouha, but he seemed to be hurt all year. If he looks to be healthy, then they probably keep him. But, if that's not a certainty, he may get cut. If that's the case, and DeVito is also gone, then NT isn't really filled. I'd much rather pick up a vet as Ellis is hardly seasoned, but drafting a mid rounder is not out of the realm of possibility.
I think Pouha is at the end of the line. I was just responding to the guy that said we haven't had a dominant DT since Jenkins. Being doubled and holding your ground is the definition of dominant for a NG. That said I think his back is an issue, and at his age it'll probably always be so, and we can't afford to risk the $ it will cost to keep him. Ellis is going to be a beast. We could use a veteran, but we certainly don't need to use a high draft pick on another interior lineman. We need an OLB. Dion Jordan is the guy I want. I'm tired of taking athletic 43 DEs and hoping the can play 34 OLB. This guy is 6'7" and can play standing up, or with his hand down. He can play in space. Hell they even used him on slot receivers all the time. He'd be perfect for our hybrid defense, and for the Pats no huddle. Move Coples inside and put Jordan at rush end on passing downs. Then we have safeties that can play LB. DEs that can play DT, and an OLB that can play safety, or DE. I'm afraid Pettine is gonna snatch him up right ahead of us, but if he does that I'll be happy with Jarvis Jones as well.