If you go 4-3, given the amount of nickle that is played now, you would really only need 2 fast LB, instead of 4.
But if you go D-Line in the first, better go O in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th.
I'm slowly jumping on the Jarvis Jones bandwagon.
Obviously there are some health questions - but you cannot doubt this production - in the SEC no less.
2011 - his sophomore season, he was named a finalist for the Butkus Award as the teamís linebacker and garnered consensus All-American and first-team All-SEC honors. The team captain started all 14 games, racking up 70 tackles, 19.5 for loss (which led the SEC) and 13.5 sacks (led the SEC, tied for fifth in the country). His four sacks helped the team win their annual rivalry game with Florida and earned him many national defensive player of the week awards. Jones stayed productive in 2012 as a redshirt junior, leading the nation in three categories: sacks (14.5, school record), tackles for loss (24.5, school record) and forced fumbles (7). Add 85 tackles, 4 passes defended and an interception and Jones was one of the top defenders in the country and was a finalist for the Bednarik, Lombardi, Nagurski, Butkus and Lott awards.
Wilkerson is not a 4-3 DE. At least not a traditional one. He is 315 lbs.
I think we have forgotten what pass rushers look like, understandably b.c it has been a while. We see a DT have some success and we think he is a pass rusher. Wilk is good at beating Guards on the inside. Beating LTs is completely different.
And Coples would be tweener in the 4-3 as well.
If we were to go with a base 4-3, we could live with Wilk and Ellis at DT and Coples at DE if we got another DE like Abe.
Last edited by DDNYjets; 01-28-2013 at 12:47 PM.
Coples was not played against Pitt because he was too small to play 3-4 end. But he's more than big enough for a 4-3. Rex wants to play a 3-4, but has a NT with a bad back, not pass rushing OLB, and 1 ILB.
If Luke Joeckel, falls as far as 9, do we take him ... what say ye ?
You are right about Ellis having some good years at 4-3 DE. But he did have Abe complementing him. For Coples we would need an Abe-type player on the other side. Also, I think Jets fans underestimate how good Ellis was early in his career. Ellis was great player for us. We would be lucky if Wilk or Coples had the career he did.
No, IMO Wilk would not be an 8-10 sack guy at 4-3 DE. I don't think he has the "bend" or the speed to play DE every single play in the 4-3 and be a viable pass rusher. I think he would have a much better shot at getting 8-10 sacks playing DT in a 4-3 than he would playing DE, even if he lined up over the RT every play. I would never line him up at DE in the 4-3. But that's just me.
Last edited by DDNYjets; 01-28-2013 at 01:58 PM.
I don't care where we draft him, but we need to find a way to draft Khaseem Greene.