Branch, Okoye worth the risk?

The defensive tackle position remains among the hardest to fill, and most difficult to handicap, Len Pasquarelli writes.

Originally Published: April 21, 2007
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

During his long and distinguished tenure as New York Giants general manager, George Young, as deft with a quip as he was at identifying player prospects, often operated in the draft on what he termed the Planet Theory.

The premise was a simple one: There is a finite number of athletic, 300-pound people, Young posited, walking around on planet Earth. And if you have a chance to grab one of those rare human beings in the draft, you'd better take advantage of the opportunity.

On paper, the ...

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