Which Big East DTs could be NFL DEs?

November, 16, 2011
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.



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