Harrison: Post-draft Power Rankings
After the 2013 NFL Draft, Elliot Harrison updates his Power Rankings, with plenty of teams moving up and down the board. More ...
All the attention on projected position with these young pass rushers misses the point. All three players aren't going to play just one position or line up in one scheme. Their ability to play a variety of roles is precisely why they were drafted so high in the first place.
The lines between a 4-3 defense and 3-4 defense have been eroding for years, and now have been all but erased. The terms almost are meaningless by now because the majority of NFL defenses are wildly multiple, transforming formations from snap to snap, week to week, season to season.
The changing schemes are starting to render our old position labels out of date. Coples isn't an outside linebacker, defensive end or defensive tackle. He's all three, depending on the down.
Jordan and Collins aren't just linebackers or defensive linemen. They will be everywhere. They don't fit in a box.