Tale of the Tape: Nose tackles

Originally Published: February 1, 2011
By Gary Horton and Matt Williamson | Scouts Inc.
Scouts Inc.'s Gary Horton and Matt Williamson have reviewed all the film and broken down the nose tackles who will compete in Super Bowl XLV. They have compared them in seven categories and given an edge for each.

Strength/power

This is Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Casey Hampton's greatest asset. He plays the game low and with excellent leverage, which adds to his tremendous natural power. Hampton has ideal size for his position and can be a true anchor in the middle of the field. He has great upper- and lower-body strength and power.
Gary Horton spent 10 years in the NFL as a scout and another 10 years at the college level as an assistant coach and recruiter. He is the founder and most seasoned member of the Scouts Inc. staff, and his extensive experience at all levels of football make him an excellent talent evaluator.

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