The time is now to consider how Chase would fit here and how we would use him.
First…just a quick look at size. On line listed size is never 10% accurate but it is a starting point regarding looking at a player and maybe the kinds of players a team likes.
Chase is roughly 6’5" and 265 pounds. Okwara is 6’4" and 263 area, Flowers is 6’2" and 265, Hand is 6’3" and 293 pounds while Austin Bryant is 6’4" and 261 pounds. LBer Kennard is 6’3" and 260ish.
Leaving rushing downs aside we need to look at pass rush affect, I think a line up of Young, Flowers, Hand, a re-signed Mike Daniels and Kennard/Austin Bryant with Okwara mixed in there too as well as another DT on certain downs.
Think of the stunts and moves we can make with Flowers, Young, Hand and Daniels as our primary rush players with Kennard/Bryant in the mix too. Yea, I am down with that.
In terms of rush and setting the edge Young can be brought along slowly as a run defender behind Flowers. Hand needs to play too but there is room for everyone.
I mention Mike Daniels as we need that role filled and I am not sure we will be able to get a better deal than Daniels IF Mike is finally healthy and gives us a discount as we gave him a hell of a lot of $ in 2019 and didn’t get the return we needed.
Chase, Flowers, Hand and a Daniels 3 tech. DT is a winning pass rushing defensive front.
Add to that the free agency depth at DT and this is a winning defensive line with Young.
The Liosn must be thinking the same thing as free agent moves need to be considered if Young is available. Or at least we need to be ready if the Skins pass on Young or they trade the pick and the new team goes QB.
Going after Daniels and another free agent DT is the move to make paving the road for Chase Here as I think he will fit right in.
That increases the need to Slay as that makes a top rookie unlikely. Now we can still go CB early in rd. 2 of course but CB remains an issue even if we keep Slay. Now…we could go after a free agent CB again but that is never cheap. Quinn has found re-treads pretty much every year at CB that have helped and maybe we are forced in this direction again.
But I think Chase would be really good here, I think we will be able to use him and I think he will be a BIG part of getting pressure with a four man defensive front. Thoughts about what role Chase would play here if we drafted him?