Originally Posted by Messier
At least Lotulelei is considered a top pick, Jackson was a late first round value. Not saying draft Lotulelei, just that he's not Jackson. That said, drafting a 3-4 end #1 is like drafting a G #1.
Yeah. I seem to remember all of Jackson's scouting reports from 2009 saying the exact same thing that McShay just said about Lotulelei. Stuff like, "great size and natural tools" and "can help collapse the pocket as an inside rusher." Which, btw, was a total ****ing lie in the case of Jackson.
In general, the Chiefs have tried generating pass rush on the line for years with guys that play the 3-tech in the 4-3, expecting them to get pressure by "collapsing the pocket." Against great QBs in the modern NFL, you don't have any time to collapse a pocket. That's why we are terrible against great QB'd teams with our DL ever since we switched to the 3-4.