Guys, we know Fewell loves the 3 safety set. It makes sense because the NFL is changing to where the TEs are more athletic and faster. Traditional LBs would struggle against the 2 TE set. After watching Cooper Taylor's highlight video, this is a big, athletic safety that is more-than-capable of working in the box as well as covering a speedy TE. What about the read option the Skins run? With Taylor on the field, he'll have the ability to make a play in our favor.
A self disclosed Buckeye here, I watched Hankins make plays throughout his career here. Yes he may not be that dominant DT that pressures the QB; he's a very strong guy that always moves forward, forcing the defense to abandon the run/draw up the middle and work the ball outside. This is where the 3 sefety defense can make plays! Hankins could force teams to put the ball in the air, allowing Taylor, Webster, Prince and company to make a play!
I loved the Pugh pick to add talent to the O-line, but I think Reese saw Hankins helping with the run stop, which would boost JPP and Tuck's game AND allow the secondary, including mister Taylor or Stevie Brown to make a game-changing play!
So I love the Taylor pick. Look at his film and you may be able to envision him playing better in the Deon Grant role!