Found December 14, 2011 on
The talk before the season was that Henry Melton was going to emerge in 2011 as a very strong player at the three technique defensive tackle spot.
The talk was very warranted from what we saw from Melton last year when he started to make an impact at a mere 260 to 270-pounds.
Melton now is up to 295-pounds and in the process he has not sacrificed much speed or explosion, all important aspects within the one gap defense.
Results speak for themselves and as of right now the results show that Melton is a legitimate Pro Bowl defensive tackle. Melton is tied for the league lead in sacks by DTs at seven, has 31 total QB pressures on the season and has stacked up a solid four tackles for a loss on the season.
Those are numbers worthy of a Pro Bowl invite especially given how important it is for the three technique to apply this type of pressure. Even more impressive is how the Bears prefer to divide up the snaps between their backup defensive tackles Amobi Okoye and...
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