When I coached I taught the theory that the 4 most important takedowns in wrestling are a single leg, double leg, hi-crotch and a front headlock. Everything else was "extra tools" in the toolbox that you would pull out if it was absolutely there. Some of those "extras" we worked on a little, more for defense/prevention of than to actually hit the technique.....a headlock is my best example.....in maybe 40 years of coaching, I can only remember one kid ever using a lateral drop (it was my first year with the program and I only stayed there one year). The kid won the state title his junior year with the lateral drop.....I kept warning him that he needed to go to other takedowns....his senior year he lost in the semi's and had to come back to take 3rd.....the guy that beat him stayed out of the over/under, and went on to win the state meet. Nearside cradle got menitoned...to me the nearside cradle is a basic pinning combination, a part of the cradle series....some kids are good with cradles, some are good with armbars, others spiral ride/1/2 nelson. As a sidenote....we worked on pummeling, and from the over and under we worked on footsweeps, step around bodylocks, Metzgers and more. All those techniques done right, are safe and high percentage.