Please Register or Log in to Remove this Advertisement! Ferguson is raw and very inexperienced but with Ratliff signed for two years there's time to teach the kid how to assume that role. The great thing about Ratliff is that he can play either of the inside spots and I think that's what they want to get out of Ferguson so he can fill that role when Ratliff retires. Right now they want him to play as a NT but he's shown some of the type of ability to penetrate that a 3 tech needs as well. We needed more bulk at NT and Ferguson provides that. With Ratliff and Paea ahead of him they can work him into it without throwing him into the fire day one. I thought there were better choices in round two but I can also see the investment they decided to make here. Paea has struggled to stay healthy and Ratliff is good but aging so it's not like we had no need for a NT.