Drew Boylhart January 2008
Red Bryant   DT   Texas A&M

Red is a big, powerful DT with the athletic ability to take on and shed blockers and make a tackle.  He is an excellent run-stuffing DT.  He shows good quickness off the snap and is strong enough to handle a double team and tie up offensive lineman so that the other D-lineman can make a play.  Red does the grunt work and does it willingly.  He understands situational football and makes the players around him better.  He shows leadership qualities on the field and is the type of player you can use to build your defense around.  Red reminds me a lot of Jammal Williams (DT San Diego Chargers).  I call him Red (The Clog) Bryant because he will clog up the middle of your offense so badly that you will have to call a plumber to get it opened up!

Red can push the pocket, but is not going to get many sacks unless someone runs them into his arms.  Red also must learn to keep his shoulders square to the line of scrimmage.  This spin move garbage someone is teaching him is not going to cut it at the next level.  

If you want to build a Super Bowl defense, then you have to draft a player like Red Bryant.   For example, Jammal Williams has been the key cog in the defense of the Chargers for the last few years.  This year, Jammal has been injured and the Chargersí defense has suffered tremendously.  Since Jammal has come off the injury, the Charger defense has come back to life.  It is no coincidence.  Jammal is a two down and out D-lineman that has the ability to affect third downs by getting the other team into third and long situations all game long.  This allows the Chargers to pass rush on third down without the worry of a running play.  Red has the potential to have this same effect and it will not matter if you run a 3-4 defense or a 4-3 defense.  Red will take up two Offensive Lineman in any type of defense.  This allows a defensive coordinator to run all types of different run blitz and pass blitz schemes.  You can get an NFL QB to make more bad decisions that lead to interceptions (and that means turnovers), if you can push the pocket.  A sack is not a turnover!  Frustrating an offense all game long by taking the run away and pushing the pocket on passing downs is a sure way to win a game.  I have seen many D-Linemen with multiple sacks in a game be on the losing side at the end of the game; however, it is rare to see a defense that has stopped the run be on the losing side.  If you stop the other team from running and push the pocket, it is a sure bet that you will get multiple interceptions and be on the winning side.  Red understands his own talents and knows exactly what is going to be required of him from the team that drafts him.  He understands that he will not get credit from the fans for doing his job and will not be interviewed by the press after a win.  But he also knows that he will be one of the big reasons for the win.  Red (The Clog) Bryant -- thatís one clog I donít mind having.