Originally Posted by Manwiththeplan
And the same argument could be made for guards, yet you seem to be okay with that position in round 1.
I would feel better about an OG in the 1st over a pure NT. Offensive linemen normally play 100% of the offensive snaps; whereas, NTs often come off the field in the nickel defense and are often in a rotation in the regular 3-4 defense.
A special talent like Star Lotulelei could probably play the nickel; however, he has shown limited stamina in college and would need to be in a rotation to be most effective.