Originally Posted by CupidStunt
If I needed a DT, ran a 4-3, and had the 20th pick, I'd be real interested in Floyd.
Wouldn't even consider him at #1 overall in the draft.
Why the **** does this matter?
You do realize that the majority of techniques for a DT in a base 43 are similar to those utilized by all teams in subs? Additionally, the league is extremely passing oriented and the use/importance of DTs that can get a pass rush from the 3-tech is increased.
The 4-3/3-4 stuff is overblown, especially when you consider stunts, gameplans, and other variables that change responsibilities of each player at the line. If you're drafting a DT/3-4 DE (Who will play the exact same techniques as the NT or DT in a 4-3 odd front) in the first round, then they had better be able to provide a solid pass rush from either the 0, shaded 1, 2/3 technique. Additionally, it is even more important currently to find guys (if you run a 3-4 odd front as your base) that can provide a pass rush from the 4/5 tech.