Originally posted on The Jets Blog  |  Last updated 1/25/12

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 25: Sione Pouha #91 of the New York Jets looks on against the Oakland Raiders during an NFL game at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on October 25, 2009 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Position: Nose TackleHeight / Weight: 6’3″ 325 lbs.Age: 32 / Experience: 7College: Utah 2011 Contract Status: Unrestricted Free Agent 2011 Analysis: When the Jets drafted Sione Pouha all the way back in 2005, he seemed an afterthought.  Now, he’s the last man standing from the class.  In what amounts to his third year as a starter, he shone more finally released from the shadow of Kris Jenkins return.  While not a stellar interior pass rusher, Pouha was a central part of the Jets ability to stop the run up front.  While it gets little credit in Ryan’s more glamorous blitzing system, Pouha’s success basically sets up Ryan and Pettine to do what they like best … get opponents in long down and distance situations to force them to throw.  Pouha’s stat lines (58 tackles, 4 stuffs, 1 sack) are never impressive, but his ability to routinely take double teams allows for guys like Wilkerson and DeVito to make the tackles for loss. 2012 Outlook: I fully expect Pouha to sign a contract to re
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