nose tackle


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Defensive tackle: Al Woods, Joey Mbu This scheme doesn’t usually designate which tackle is the nose tackle, but at least on first downs, this seems logical. Stephen Holder, Indianapolis Star, "Insider: How the NFL Draft impacts the Colts' two-deep lineup," 30 Apr. 2018 Freshman Bryson Williams was the No. 2 nose tackle and redshirt freshman Aaron Vopal was the third end. Jeff Potrykus, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "UW defensive line is hurting as Garrett Rand suffers Achilles injury and Isaiahh Loudermilk has knee surgery," 12 June 2018 Meet @OSagapolu: Olive Sagapolu is 336 lbs Olive Sagapolu does backflips Olive Sagapolu is our nose tackle📷 — Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) May 22, 2018 3. Andy Staples,, "Nick Saban Doesn't Make the Transfer Rules; He Just Wants the SEC to Agree on Them," 29 May 2018 With the Jets, Wilkerson played every defensive line position in Pettine’s defense, sometimes lining up as a nose tackle. Tom Silverstein, USA TODAY, "Packers land free-agent DE Muhammad Wilkerson," 13 Mar. 2018 The starters, evidenced thus far by OTA workouts: Al Woods will man the nose tackle spot, and new signee Denico Autry looks to be the (early) man to beat at defensive tackle. Zak Keefer, Indianapolis Star, "Insider: Two under-the-radar additions hope to find new life on Colts defensive line," 4 June 2018 The powerful Senat would bolster the Saints’ young interior line and has the ability to develop into a capable nose tackle., "New Orleans Saints Mock Draft 3.0: The Saints add 'the next Steve Smith'," 29 Mar. 2018 The Cowboys have used Collins as the under tackle and nose tackle in the 4-3 Tampa 2 scheme run by defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli. Drew Davison, star-telegram, "Cowboys defensive tackle breaks foot during conditioning drills | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 10 May 2018 After that, three-technique Maurice Hurst, of Michigan, and nose tackle Da’Ron Payne, of Alabama, top the lists. Paul Dehner Jr.,, "Cincinnati Bengals 2018 NFL Draft strategy: Should it be the next Geno or next Peko?," 20 Apr. 2018

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1975, in the meaning defined above

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