Got to disagree shred. I think we can make the move to a 3-4. Obviously even if we stick to the 4-3 there will have to be some sort of stopgaps in place because we need a good amount of new starters. For example lets say we draft star and move to a 3-4. The thing about star is hes a great run stopper but hes a great pass rusher as well. If you can get adequate pressure from your NT in a 3-4 it makes your D that much more dangerous. Houston can be a pretty good 3-4 DE. The other DE position in the mean time imo can be filled with Desmond Bryant. We then have to find some guys in FA for depth. Aubrayo franklin comes to mind, and we can find other guys on short term deals as well. Miles burris imo can make a pretty good ILB in a 3-4. He just needs another ILB. Yes we are short of money and lacking a pick but even if we stick with a 4-3 we still would have to find a new MLB, mcclain is a goner. As for Wheeler I honestly think he would make a fine OLB in a 3-4. Wheeler is pretty good in pass coverage something that is very much needed in a OLB in a 3-4. The only knock is Wheeler is just a decent guy at getting to the QB, however, the fact that he can hold his own in pass coverage makes me comfortable in keeping him there. Now that we can getting adequate pass rush out of our OLB, some decent pass rushers in the DE positions, and a great pass rusher in star, the other OLB position is a must. This is where we need a dynamic pass rusher, sadly i think we would have to use a stop gap for this position until the next draft.
Originally Posted by Shred003
I for one don't think we should draft star unless we can trade down a couple spots. I have a good feeling we are going to end up with the 2nd or 3rd pick.
I just have no idea when the day will come where our defense will be built so much positions need to be addressed
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