Tuck definitely didn't have the production that Ware had, but these are the things I like about Tuck over Ware:
1. He played at a bigger program. Although Ware proved himself against top competition at the Senior Bowl, I like Tuck as having less of a learning curve due to the competition he faced over the past 3 years as a starter at Notre Dame over what Ware has faced.
2. I like Tuck because his frame is already pretty much filled out. Both possess about the same strength, but Ware is going to have to put on another 10-15 pounds. Sure much of that will be muscle, meaning he can only get stronger, but it also means adjusting to his new weight, something Tuck has the heads up on. I think for both it won' t be a matter of adding strength, but playing with better technique. Considering Tuck won't be a guy that is going to have the hit the weight rooms early and often during his first years in the league, I think he has a slight lead on Ware.
Because of those two reasons I think Tuck has a slight head start on Ware and is more ready to make an immediate impact in the NFL. This might have been a 3rd point, but I also think Tuck has been given the edge by most experts in terms of his abilities to play the run. Again, the difference is not huge. This is how I see the tally between the two:
Ware - edge in PRODUCTION, DURABILITY, ATHLETICISM, PURE PASS RUSHING
Tuck - edge in SIZE, STOPPING THE RUN, EXPERIENCE
It really comes down to what you think is more important. But again, both players are only slightly ahead of each other in each category. If judged off potential, then I think you pick Ware. But basically, I don't think you can really go wrong with either selection. It's just my personal preference that we get a DE that is ready to go right away and I think that's Tuck.
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