I know, I have lost it.. I am still saying we need to move up and get one of these 2. Based on the charts we can get up to the number 2 spot for this year's 1st and 3rd round pick and next year's 1st round pick.. I think because next year's first round pick will probably come along with the added bonus of a rookie salary cap, we might be able to throw them just this year's first round pick and next year's first round pick and move up to at least # 2(the chart is after all only a guide). Both of the teams at #1 and # 2 need major help that will not be filled in one year anyway.
I really think we need to go get one of them. They are so far above the rest of the field we need to pull the trigger and fill this gaping hole in the center of our defense. I have said it before on every single post I have posted on, that we are better off going out and getting an amazing athlete and having him add 20-30 lbs in our off-season strength program than we are going out and getting a fat tub of lard and trying to make him faster.
Watch the other guys on run plays. They are getting blown off the ball at least 2-3 yards on every run play. Sure they can push the pocket on a pass play, but that doesn't even really count. You aren't going to do much to draw a double team if you are just big. Who generally gets double-teamed? DEs OLBs that are so fast and powerful that you can't be sure that just one lineman can get to him and get him blocked, or NTs with that rare combination of quickness and raw power to be able to draw the double team, because they are able to throw a lineman off them and then be able to actually go tackle someone. No one double teams someone simply because they are big and fat, or even in the way.
Now go and watch Suh and McCoy. They are pushing people back on every running play or stopping them in their tracks and making the tackle at the line of scrimmage. On passing plays they can put pressure on the QB, which we have never really been able to do well from that position even with Ferguson in there (give the guy a break though he is 35).