Originally Posted by whoman69
You can nitpick any rookie. Almost anyone over 320 is not going to have a high motor, so that's a non-starter. This team has needed an NT since Pioli got here. I'd rather have a young one we can work with and have here for 8 years. If we were to get Poe or Ta'amu I would be thrilled. Ta-amu may be one gap now, but that doesn't mean he can't be coached up. You can't teach 330. Guy has the body for the position. I'd also be happy with Chapman in the 3rd. Dude has the right attitude and comes from a great system.
Defensive tackles is one of those positions where "high motor" just doesn't often exist.
We've discussed here for the better part of 10 years - there's a reason top-end defensive tackles often bust and there's a reason that guys VERY rarely ever play better for another team other than they did for the one that drafted them.
These are guys with an unheard-of combination of athleticism and sheer size. They've really never had to work at anything in their football lives and that light doesn't just "come on" when they get to the NFL.