Combine Blog: defensive lineman studies up

February 23rd, 2013 at 1:35 pm by under Uncategorized

Ryan Pickett won’t last forever. One of the elder statesmen on the Packers, Pickett is coming off one of his best seasons helping anchor Green Bay’s 3-4 defensive line. You can always use more big people on your team, the Packers may look to this year’s draft to find new pieces for their defensive line.

Penn State defensive tackle Jordan was a first-team All-Big Ten selection his senior year. He played in a 4-3 system in college, but is prepared to switch over to a new scheme in the pros.

What kind of player are you?

A high motor, relentless play. I’m a guy that will make a play down the field even though I’m a defensive tackle. I’m a guy that plays well through run and pass. I don’t feel like I’m strictly a pass-rusher or strictly a run-stopper. I feel I can do both and be pretty effective at both of them.

What do you think about being a 3-4 defensive linemen, it’s not a glamorous job?

I’m fine with it. It’s still a challenge trying to eat up those blocks. It’s something that’s unseen, but your coaches and teammates know what you do.

Have you studied film to get ready for interviews with teams that play a 3-4 defense?

You gotta have a good sense of how to answer certain questions truthfully and honestly. It’s something you’ve got to get used to. I told them I played 5-tech [5-technique, a defensive line position that typically lines up directly across from an offensive tackle, a normal spot for 3-4 defensive ends to line up] in college, I can play in a 3-4 as a 5-tech, it wouldn’t be anything new to me.

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