Originally Posted by Buzzsaw
Regardless of front, we don't have any true pass-rushers. No 4-3 DE's or 3-4 OLB's. Pace never produced what he should've been able to, we whiffed on Gholston and Maybin had a fluke season. One of our first two draft picks will likely be an OLB
Buzz knows what I'm talking about.
I don't even care if the guy is one-dimensional as hell in year 1. We need a player whose calling card is edge rushing.
I absolutely love Coples and Wilkerson, but they're more of the jack-of-all-trades versatile players than pure pass rushers. They're certainly important to the defensive system in place, but they would truly thrive if a speed rusher complemented them (and vice versa).
In a span of three drafts, we took Ellis, Abraham, and Thomas. No wonder why the best pass rush we had in the last decade was during their first 4-5 seasons. We've got two of the three pieces in place...let's get the final edge rusher and our front seven is set for a while.