Re: Draft Daddy 1st Round Mock - we take NT Dan Williams
Originally Posted by Oviedo
a NT is the cornerstone of the 3-4 defense and with roughly half of all NFL teams expected to play the 3-4 defense next season good NTs will be in great demand and become harder and harder to find.
i agree that we won't draft a NT in the first round if we are able to sign Casey to a long-term contract. if we only franchise Casey then we need to groom our future NT as soon as possible, after all we all know how complicated LeBeau's defense is for a rookie to learn...
and don't forget, Casey Hampton was a first round draft choice himself. the Steelers have shown in the past that they realize the value of a precious commodity like a dominant NT and if they think Dan Williams is just that i can definitely see them pulling the trigger.