nose tackle

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The powerful Senat would bolster the Saints’ young interior line and has the ability to develop into a capable nose tackle. NOLA.com, "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.com, "Cincinnati Bengals 2018 NFL Draft strategy: Should it be the next Geno or next Peko?," 20 Apr. 2018 Unlike the nose tackle, this alignment puts a player one-on-one with an offensive lineman, allowing him to attack the B-gap (between the guard and tackle). Laken Litman, Indianapolis Star, "How spring position changes are affecting Notre Dame's defense," 17 Apr. 2018 The Colts on Wednesday used a first group of Tarell Basham at right end, Denico Autry at defensive tackle, Al Woods at nose tackle and Jabaal Sheard at left end. Stephen Holder, Indianapolis Star, "Colts observations: Could this defensive line actually have depth?," 30 May 2018 Consensus: Massive nose tackle with outstanding strength, strong hands, scheme versatility (strong enough to two-gap and quick enough to one-gap). Terez Paylor, kansascity, "NFL Draft tracker: From Mayfield to Lamar, here's Paylor's analysis of entire first round | The Kansas City Star," 26 Apr. 2018 Wisconsin’s starting nose tackle, who will be a senior and the team's most experienced defensive lineman next season, spent an extra 30 minutes working with several younger players on a variety of techniques designed to defeat blockers. Jeff Potrykus, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Olive Sagapolu, UW's most experienced defensive lineman, mentors younger teammates," 5 Apr. 2018 The incredible shrinking Tyler Shelvin: Redshirt freshman nose tackle Tyler Shelvin of Lafayette's Notre Dame High, who reported last season weighing 390 pounds (according to Orgeron) is now 358. Ron Higgins, NOLA.com, "LSU coach Ed Orgeron said he's committed to passing more," 3 Apr. 2018

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1975, in the meaning defined above

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