Sep 21, 2013; Gainesville, FL, USA; Tennessee Volunteers defensive lineman Daniel McCullers (98) rushes against the Florida Gators during the second half at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Florida Gators defeated the Tennessee Volunteers 31-17. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
This is the only requirement. Atlanta has options everywhere else, but as it stands now, they do not have a solid nose tackle. These guys have to be huge bodies that plug up gaps. This goes to help stop the run game and eat up blocks to make room for stunts or blitzes in the pass game. They are tall and fat and are loaded with power. A guy like Paul Soliai could be picked up in free agency, but these guys can be found in the mid rounds of the draft and still start. Daniel McCullers from Tennessee, for example, could be picked up in the third or fourth round of the draft. He’s 6-6’ and 380 lbs. he’s the definition of block eater. Not to mention the Falcons coaches got to see him in the senior bowl.