Originally Posted by CowboysFaninDC
he is way too undersized to play DE in a 4-3, which is hte position ware plays. he would be engulfed in the running game and wouldn't be a good match up against LTs as a DE. what he did in college hasn't been replicated in the pros and that's the proof we need. not what he did 3 years ago against inferior competition, but what he has done in the NFL.
he is a liability in coverage. has missed assignments. is a liability against the run. moving to a 4-3 DE ain't going to make any of those better. he just doesn't fit
I agree that he is not good against the run, but his size is not out of range for a WDE in a Kiffin defense.
For reference, Seattle has Bruce Irvin (6'3 248) playing WDE.
Victor Butler 6'2 245