View Full Version : Dominique Hamilton??

01-19-2012, 09:56 AM
"Crawford’s counterpart inside was Missouri DT Dominique Hamilton who not only displayed “plus” power for a 6-5, 320-pound defender as a bull rusher, but was also very disruptive knifing his way into the backfield today during the team session. When he keeps his pad level down the guy has the skill to routinely win on contact and looks like a potential starting caliber 34 five-technique in the NFL."

That was Wes Bunting's take on the guy from yesterdays practice. Any Missou homers know anything about him?

DJ's left nut
01-19-2012, 10:58 AM
Doesn't strike me as a true 5-tech.

I think he'd make a good NT in a 1-gap, 4-3 but I don't see him being an ideal fit for a 2-gap 3-4. I don't think he's squat/strong enough to fit as a 5-tech in our defense and he's not explosive enough to be an under-tackle in a 4-3. He's bigger than an under-tackle, smaller than a 5, slower than an under-tackle, more explosive than a 5.

In other words - he's a damn nice fit as a NT in a 4-3.

Then again, Bunting knows a shitload more about football than I do. That's just my take.

DJ's left nut
01-19-2012, 11:05 AM

5-tech in a 3-4...not a 0. As ever, I'm a dumbass; just didn't engage my brain there.

Yeah, I could see him being a legitimate possibility as a 5-tech in a 2-gap defense. I wonder if he has quite enough length to truly be good at it, but he could probably be passable.

(I still think he's a better fit at the nose in a 4-3 though)