Besides the interior line I really think we have really nice pieces for the 3-4. I say this because we have what I would call a lot of 'tweeners. Safety/linebacker hybrids and DE/OLB hybrids, and pretty damn good corners. The 3-4 Defense is fairly simple in concept and gives a defense more flexibility to adapt to run or pass because of the extra linebacker...the more athletes the better, hence 3 down linemen instead of 4 big boys like we play in the 4-3....the idea is the NT takes on the Center and another gaurd....basically playing 3 on 4 up front. Yu can really only run this well if you have a really really large run stuffing NT. The NT is ALWAYS the unsung hero of the 3-4. (See 49ers and Steelers) If we find that this defense can be really good because in my mind we have really nice players in the linebackers (both inside and out) and the secondary. I see thisas our base Defense....Dline is the real unknown.
ILB: K. Brown/Burgess/ Kelsey
Anyways I think the 3-4 is gonna be a really good thing considering the offensives styles in the ACC. Thanks for reading. Go Cards