...a two down player. And since he is a two down player, we shouldn't take him. I think that isn't a good grasp of the 3-4 defense. Almost no NT is going to play in 3rd and long. You will get the smaller guys who can all rush the passer since the NT isn't needed to eat up space on passing downs. So...if YOU ARE LUCKY, your NT is a two down player. If its third and two, the NT will be in the game. So the idea that because hes likely to play primarily on first and second down does nothing to dampen my enthusiasm of him. I don't need him to get sacks or tackles. Just put the other team in 3rd and 5 or longer and get your big butt to the sideline for a much deserved rest.