The questions are real. But the question to the question is: is this guy Quentin Moses?
I don't think he is. Draft picks are coachable. And it depends on the situation they are drafted into.
Make no mistake. You aren't drafting a Mr. Football rah-rah guy like Tim Tebow or Mark Sanchez with Dunlap.
At the same time, this is a player that has top 5 metrics, as well as the production. His film isnt supposed to be spectacular, but where the Jets pick is ALREADY a steep drop for a player with his profile, considering his measurables.
IMO, a coach like Ryan could squeeze the cream out of a player like Dunlap.
I am not sure if 34 scheme fits him the best, but I hope we at least have him on our board at 29.
He has all the tools but there is risk with this guy. I read something from a former scout that said he talked to many teams that do not have this guy at a first round grade at this point. That was before his pro day though so who knows especially with the misinformation teams float out there this time of year.
All in all I think Dunlap is better in a 4-3. People see his height and assume he can play 3-4 end but I don't see that as his game. A few others on this board know him a lot better though and seem higher on him than myself. You cannot deny his talent but I personally would rather go for the football player over the athlete.
The discussion about Dunlap sounds very much like the discussion of Calais Campbell a couple of years back. Campbell played sparingly his 1st year but I think he had a pretty good year in year 2 with the Cardinals. (7 sacks)
But there's a difference between picking #29 and #6. You can't miss with a #6 pick (or at least you REALLY hope you don't). Missing with a #29 pick isn't nearly as bad. If you want to take a high risk/high reward player, #29 isn't a bad place to do it.
Sure our defense is still very good without Gholston, but we could be so much better if he was even 60% of what he could/should have been.
Assuming the team thinks he fits our defense, I would definitely take a shot at him.
i think he's worth the pick at 29 in most years. however, if the jets pass on guys who have no issues with motivation or off the field behavior and whiff on dunlap they set the team back. this year's draft class is unusual b/c the guy taken at 29 isn't that much worse, if at all, than the guy take at 15-20 b/c of the depth. so the jets picked a good year to lose in the afc championship game, b/c picking 29 doesn't have to be taking a chance on a guy.