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Warpaint Roundtable – Offseason Edition XI
How would you project Brian Johnston as defensive end in a 3-4 scheme? Nick Athan: I liked him from his first OTA session a year ago. He was having his way early in those sessions and the words Jared Allen, but better, came to mind as the team began featuring him in passing situations. Based on the start of his practices he was ahead of Allen's curve as a rookie. I like his game and think he has high upside. Right now I'd pencil him in as a starter at defensive end along with Turk McBride. Injuries and defensive line coach Tim Krumrie messed him up last year, so hopefully a good offseason will put him squarely in the mix to be a surprise this year. Michael Ash: How can the Chiefs even try him at defensive end? Are there any 3-4 ends in the league under 280 pounds? If Johnston tries to bulk up it may negatively impact his speed, which was one of his best attributes coming out last year. He'll surely be in the mix at outside linebacker, maybe as a situational pass rusher, until he can...
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