- Andrea Adelson, ESPN Staff Writer
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The ESPN NFL draft experts just posted an interesting take on college defensive tackles who could become defensive ends in a 3-4 scheme in the pros.
Two players from the Big East made their list: Kendall Reyes of UConn and Derek Wolfe of Cincinnati.
Reyes is listed as a fringe first-round pick and might be better suited to play the interior in a 4-3 scheme. But of his potential to play at end in the 3-4, Steve Muench writes, "his height shouldn't be a deal-breaker for 3-4 defenses. For starters, his upper-body strength and arm length both appear above-average. Secondly, he has lined up on the edge for the Huskies and even rushed the passer from a two-point stance."
Wolfe is listed as a sleeper who is gaining steam among NFL scouts. Muench says, "At 6-5 and 300 pounds, he can set the edge and hold his ground against most offensive tackles. He could develop into a valuable role player for a 3-4 team that can play him on the outside on running downs and kick him inside on pass-heavy downs."
There is more on both players, but you need to be an Insider to read the full post.