Originally Posted by Bmore Manning
A drafted situational RDE comes from just the RDE replacing Ayers on passing downs. Von playing RDE on passing downs and a SOLB who has a similar skill set means you have two flexible edge rushers. Granted a rookie isn't going to instantly upgrade Doom let alone someone replacing Von.
But having Von and a Greene or Collins means you have two incredibly explosive players who can be moved around and you can be much more creative with, that you couldn't with Doom before or strictly a situational RDE draftee.
Good thread, but Von has already lined and played as a LDE a bunch of times in a 4-3 look on 3rd and long passing situations with Irving at SOLB.
Shifting him around to the RDE is not going to create more pass rush but just move from one direction to another.
The much more likely scenario is to go with Wolfe/Ayers as the bookend DEs with someone like Shaun Phillips as the situational pass rusher/insurance and draft a DE in the first day unless you think Malik Jackson is the long term answer.