Originally Posted by pricejj
Don't tell me that Florida runs a 3-4 also... If so, then throw everything I said about Floyd out the window.
Secondly, looking at Moore's stats, he's a tackling machine. He also is probably the best pass rusher in this draft. Definitely worthy of a top 10 pick in 2013. Elite pass-rushers have more effect on a game than any other position but the QB.
Florida runs a type of 3-4 defense. The most notable difference is in the buck linebacker / defensive end hybrid. This is a basically a linebacker who will at times line up at the end position.
This puts an additional player on the line, like the 4-3. Coach Muschamp tries to get the offense behind in down and distance situations by stuffing the run on early downs.
What is the average points per game the Gator defense will give up in 2012?
Often, the buck lineman will be on the line of scrimmage, playing much like a 4-3 lineman during the early downs. When they get the opponent in a third and long situation, the defense likes to bring creative blitzes to force turnovers or at least punts.
Florida Gators head coach Will Muschamp will be bringing a 3-4 defensive scheme to Gainesville. This allows heralded defensive lineman Shariff Floyd to potentially flourish. With the talent the Gators posses on the defensive line, the 3-4 defensive scheme could allow the Gators to take advantage of potentially their most talented position.
Joel Smith from The Bull Gator and Wil Bradley discuss what we might expect from the Gators defensive line during the 2011 college football season.