It is weird to see a Defensive Coordinator wanting to stop the run in a pass crazed NFL era. When you look at the big picture he is right. The defensive line has lifted the bar for rushing the passer. Hopefully the Bengals can get an extension on Atkins and Dunlap to get this done long-term. The defensive backs are emerging. They aren’t a top five team yet in pass coverage but they are getting there. The only guy on the defense that is a true run stopper is Vontaze Burfict.
This draft on the defensive side has no choice but to go after bigger and more physical players up front in stopping the run. The Bengals have two holes to fill on the defensive line if they want someone fitting Austins description of what he wants.
Someone that hasn’t been on any of my mocks suddenly is becoming someone of major interest according to what Teryl Austin wants. Vita Vea from the Washington Huskies weighs in at 344 lbs and 6’4. He has the upper body strength of a tank. With his freakish body type he has the ability to have an advantage over other heavy defensive lineman and that’s his feet. He is very quick and agile.
His build makes him look like a DT but his speed can make him a great edge rusher. Teams are looking for him in a 3-4 defense but i think he can do more damage in a 4-3.
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