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3-4 trend could alter draft strategies

Not a ideal fit for 3-4 schemes, Georgia Tech DE Morgan likely to slip

Originally Published: April 19, 2010
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

A front-office executive for an NFL team that plays the 4-3 had an interesting question the other day.

"How in the world can [Georgia Tech DE] Derrick Morgan slip out of the top 10?" he asked. "In any other year, he's a top-five pick."

Welcome to the new world of drafting in the 3-4 era. Fifteen teams now use the 3-4 defense as their base defense. Don't underestimate that fact if you see surprises in the first round of this week's draft. There haven't been this many 3-4 teams ...

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