1(in US football)
- At nose tackle, the pre-injury Payne is the Texans' ideal.
- He landed the nose tackle he sought in Ty Warren and a cornerback with a lot of potential in Eugene Wilson.
- Lewis plugs the middle against the inside run in short yardage with the power of a nose tackle, but he has the range of a free safety, getting to the corner to cut off the sweep.
- It also didn't draft a quarterback or acquire a veteran nose tackle, and it failed to add a true middle linebacker and an established kick returner.
- For example, the nose tackle is responsible for the gaps between the center and each of the guards.