July 27, 2017

Peko’s Power Rating

Peko's hair isn't the only thing getting noticed

NFL.com’s Pat Kirwan posted his rankings of the league’s best defensive tackles and Cincinnati’s Domata Peko got solid reviews as a 4-3 nose tackle. I always believed Peko was a solid player, but I’ve never considered him spectacular. ESPN’s ScoutsInc. seems to view him the same way, grading him with a 75 out of 100.

Overall though, Peko is a worthwhile asset considering his leadership role on the defensive front and his intangibles, which seem to be pretty good as a well. Plus, he’s earned a permanent place in my heart with a pancake block of Troy Polamalu last year. He should be a stabilizing force this fall on a defensive line  that figures to have a lot of young players.  And that unit could develop into the centerpiece of the entire team.

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