[QUOTE]I don't know how a defense can succeed if it has a bunch of versatile players who can play both 3-4 and 4-3, but noone really killing it in either scheme. I think at some point you have to pick your poison and draft accordingly. Lots of mention here about Manti (myself included) and Upshaw. 2 big LBs, perhaps best suited (at least Upshaw) to play 3-4 OLB. Lots of speed at LB in this draft as well. Some nice 4-3 OLB types like Zach Brown which I haven't seen too many folks mention, who can get after the QB quite well. As I am reading through these posts, I see a big mix of talent. Guys that would be nice 4-3 ends, or 3-4 OLB's, or 4-3 DTs. Trying to get inside the mind of BB for a bit. But does he draw a line in the sand in terms of scheme, or is he simply trying to pick the "most versatile" player that can play both schemes equally as well? If this is the case, I think it is a losing proposition. I think you have a higher success rate going after a killer specialist in 1 scheme (4-3 DE) that is known for rushing the passer, rather than going for a kid who played 4-3 DE in college and was so/so (Cunninngham) and trying to convert him to a so-so 3-4 OLB. Sure he can play both, but he doesn't play both that well. I see a lot of this on the current roster. Counter to this would be a guy like Carter. He's a natural 4-3 DE, and it shows. THoughts?
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