Originally Posted by cdewsxzaq
I would love the Hightower pick. He brings so much versatility to the defense. He could play inside (on running downs for sure), he could rush the passer from the outside, spell Spencer/Ware, or even put his hand on the ground in 4-man fronts at DE. I think he would be an amazing addition to Rob's defense, you could line him up in 6 of the front 7 positions at any given time.
...Also, we could probably trade down to the 18-21 range and still land him.
I hope he is our first pick but this board has already made up its mind on DeCastro and Barron(I think we will take Cox which is a good second choice). This guy may be available in the low twenties and I think he will be one of the better defensive players of this years draft. He is the Tyson Chandler on defense, come his way as long as you can pay the toll and everyone walks with a little more swagger.
"His linebacker skills are lacking maturity because, he has changed positions just about every year he has played. At this point his impact position is as a OLB/DE in a 3-4 defense, but he will also impact as a OLB in a 4-3 or DE in a 4-3. Dont'a should impact right away as a pass rusher and if you keep his assignments simple for awhile, he should impact as an OLB also. Think Derrick Thomas (former LB/DE Kansas City Chiefs)" Huddlereport
Wish I could find that article about his tears curing cancer but I seem to have misplaced that report.