Originally Posted by cowboysfan31
Hatcher was drafted to play NT, and Johnson also has experience there. Both Ratliff and Spears are better suited for DE.
Where does this notion that Hatcher was drafted to play NT come from? The guy doesn't weight but 285, that is lighter than Ratliff, Johnson, Spears or Ferguson. Plus at 6'6" he is too tall for a NT in a 3-4. For that you need a guy no taller than 6'3" with a wide body and tree trunk legs. I just don't see him as a NT at all and as far as I know he has never played inside.
Johnson was doing pretty well at NT last year with limited PT before going down and Ratliff got some time there as well. They are both around 305, about the same size as Ferguson, and can hold down the spot if they have to. Even Spears would be a better fit inside than Hatcher since he is a bit shorter at 6'4" and he goes about 300 last I heard. Not that I want to waste Spears inside mind you but he could do it should a worst case scenario happen and we had to improvise.