He was never the 1st rounder he was made out to be anyway. I like Jesse and he's an absolute steal in the 5th, but there are some misconceptions about him. He's top heavy and his lower body isn't as developed as his upper body. He can bench 600 pounds, sure; but he doesn't anchor all that well as a 1 tech. Somewhat akin to Big Red. You can play him at 5 and 3 with success, but you put him down low at 1 or NT and the longer legs that don't have as good a base and he's a little out of position. Hill is probably a better 1 tech than Williams, believe it or not. Williams is in the backfield a lot, but doesn't quite close good enough to be a pass rusher.
We've essentially just picked up a couple of guys who are in the same mold as the two other guys. That 3 tech spot is going to be a tough battle though. Hill can play it, Williams can play it, I think we see Howard make a strong push, and I also think we even see Red get some snaps there in order to get the best guys on the field....due to the potential of Bennett being a good pass rusher at 6-4 287 and giving us a well rounded 5 tech. I love Red, but teams have been rolling, booting, waggling, etc to his side while only sending a RB or sometimes even naked and he just can't close. Bennett very well should be the 5 tech, IMO.
We do have a good line for sure though. Some good players will be cut. I'm hoping we go light at LB with Avril and Irvin picking up some strong side duties and potentially moving Wright to WLB next to Wags in order to, again; get the best players on the field. At this point it probably won't be like that all the time, but they're going to play around with it and see how it works.
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