Originally posted on The Saints Nation  |  Last updated 7/20/13
I've said this enough times to assuredly make all of you that read this blog with any regularity sick, but a 3-4 defense works best with an anchor nose space eater. If you want to do it right, you have to have that guy. With that in mind, the Saints drafted John Jenkins who I firmly believe is the future of defense at that position. Hopefully he can develop into an elite player. In the meantime, this year will be a little bit of mixing and matching at nose. Here are the players, and keep in mind that while I listed Akiem Hicks as a defensive end, he'll definitely had a chance at some reps at nose as well. Here are the players: Brodrick Bunkley: He has the size and most importantly the strength to handle his own as a nose tackle. I still think he's best as a 4-3 tackle on running plays, but he won't be incapable by any means. In fact, in 2011 when Bunkley played with the Broncos, he started 16 games at nose in a 3-4 scheme. Further, according to PFF he graded the best in his career
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