Willis can play DE, but he has to be aware that he's always a couple of Big Macs away from being a DT.
It's not so much that he's too big and not athletic enough now, but his body type is more DT and he'll have to fight what I think is natural about it.
Right, but the DT's in LSU's scheme aren't just space eaters either.
This is true. 4-3 linemen are usually one-gap players, meaning they need to have the footwork to get up field and make plays in the backfield. 3-4 linemen are generally two-gap players who will play their men head up. 3-4 ends and 4-3 tackles aren't necessarily comparable.
Worst thing that ever happened to Dorsey in the NFL is they tried to make him a 3-4 end.
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