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04-20-2009, 03:37 PM
Whether you feel that nickname is appropriate. NFL live had a debate to see who is going to make the better pro between Maualuga, Cushing and Matthews

Ole Miss Texan
04-20-2009, 04:09 PM
Tough question.

I chose Matthews because I think he has the best chance to be drafted by a team that will put him in the best position to succeed. Say... the Patriots or the Parcells run Dolphins. I think Clay has the intelligence, work ethic and heart to never quit. To always try and be better and that's what sets him apart, IMO.

Maualuga was a close second for me, strictly for the fact I think if he gets selected by a 3-4 to play in the middle. A team like the Chargers or Broncos in the middle of the first. I think that's the best opportunity for him to succeed and if he goes to another team where he doesn't fit, will be a bust.

I think Cushing could have a solid career in the NFL but I don't think he has the potential like the others have if they're all put in the right scheme.

04-20-2009, 04:16 PM

I don't know much about him off field, but I've heard he was a bit of a knucklehead.

If he can keep his head on str8 I say it's him by a long shot.

04-20-2009, 04:16 PM
Maualuga IMO. Toughness > workout numbers.

04-20-2009, 04:27 PM
I like the other guy, Kaluka Maiava in the 4th or 5th.

04-20-2009, 04:45 PM
I like the other guy, Kaluka Maiava in the 4th or 5th.

Lofa 2.0

I love that guy.

As for the other 3 USC LBs, I think Maualuga is the best pro. I think he makes the other 2 what they are. Maualuga would be best in a 3-4, but could easily play MLB in a 4-3. He won't play here, but he should have the biggest impact IMO.

04-21-2009, 08:39 PM
Rey Rey

Cush is nothing special and Clay will go a round before he should