After short stint at DT, Bassett happy at DE
Defensive end Cooper Bassett spent a short time during the spring at defensive tackle. Bill Young liked his production at the position but understood Bassett, at 6-5, 264 pounds, is a better fit for the defensive end spot.
And Bassett, while willing to do whatever the coaches asked, is happy about the move back outside.
“When I was moved to D-Tackle this spring, that was a nightmare for me,” he said. “I did it and hopefully I didn’t do it too bad but thankfully coach Young moved me back. Playing D-Tackle at 268 isn’t too much fun.”
With Jamie Blatnick’s status still up in the air, Bassett providing solid depth as Richetti Jones‘ backup at one defensive end spot.
“Playing on the edge is more comfortable and I’m loving every minute of it,” Bassett said.
Bassett could move back inside to defensive tackle at times this season in passing situations.
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