Originally Posted by DBroncos4life
The Lions took Cliff Avril who was the third rated OLB on some draft sites in the 3rd round to play DE. He was 255 at the combine and is playing around 260 now. Don't be shocked if I do something similar.
Now why do you think Jamie Collins can't come in and replace Adam Hayward right away?
My humble opinion, is that this particular player would struggle at RDE. He doesn't have an explosive first step, he doesn't have the pass rushing moves, and he doesn't have the strength to hold up at the point of attack. He would be much better suited in my opinion to attack coming off the edge where he is protected by a DE and able to read and react..
That doesn't apply for everyone obviously..