For Bradley's mix of 3-4 and 4-3 fronts and principles to work, more size is needed along the defensive line. In Seattle, Bradley built his front around a fleet-footed edge rusher on one side, with a mammoth tackle—sometimes referred to as "Elephant"—manning the other.
While he had hulking Red Bryant to clog rushing lanes for the Seahawks, Bradley had to make do with Tyson Alualu during his first season in Jacksonville.
The 6'3", 295-pounder lacks the size and frame to succeed as a 5-technique end against offensive tackles.
Bradley could convert defensive tackle DaQuan Jones to end, much the same way he did with Alualu. Jones is no pass-rusher, but at 6'4" and 323 pounds, he possesses the bulk to seal one side of an offensive front.
In the video, Matt Miller identifies Jones as a solid candidate to play nose tackle. But he could just as easily fit as a two-gap end along Bradley's hybrid D-line.
Dane Brugler of CBS Sports indicates brute strength is the defining feature of Jones' game. He also projects him as a second- or even third-round pick.
That would make him good value as the final piece of a burgeoning defensive front.
Sen'Derrick Marks is developing a niche as a capable 3-technique pass-rusher. He recently agreed a new four-year deal, according to Tom Pelissero of USA Today. Next to Marks, Roy Miller is a fine nose tackle.
But with former New England Patriots Brandon Deaderick and Kyle Love failing to make in impact, adding Jones could fix the team's 29th-ranked run defense.