Is DT the wildcard position in this draft for the Steelers?
Thats 12-13 players who could go in the top 16. That would leave Floyd, Richardson, and Star left. Could one of them be available at 17? And do you think TS would pass one of these up?
I don't see Floyd as NT, you'd be wasting his agility. So that might prompt a move to DE and we're fairly loaded there. Star could play Nose and some have him available. Richardson is very agile as well and prob. best suited at DE.
If strangely, Star is the only one off the board (the true NT imo) would they pull the trigger on Floyd or Richardson at a fairly loaded position and two recent #1s?
Star's a no brainer.
Originally Posted by thor75
I'd also consider Floyd or Richardson even though we've invested heavily in 1st round DEs because with the modern NFL passing game, we're probably gonna use a 4 more front more often than our base defense.
I think Star could play on the nose or as a 5-technique (much like Ngata, who he is often compared to), so I would be happy with that pick. However, I think Floyd and Richardson are more 3-technique penetrators, whose talents would be wasted in an odd-man front. I did say the same thing about Ziggy Hood once upon a time, though, so you never know.