Originally Posted by kiwitexansfan
Clarification question: Was this done before the Smith signing?
We sign a FA DE then draft one in each of the first two rounds?
Seems a bit too positionally focused for a team with quite a few needs.
Both of these guys have the ability to play LB in addition to DE.
Smith is going to be a 2 down DE & slide inside to DT on 3rd & long passing situations. Therefore we need to draft a pass rushing DE (Sidbury).
Barwin I view as more of a SAM LB. Scouts are looking @ him that way after the way he performed the drills @ the combine.
Barwin has alot of room for improvement. Last year was his first year on the defensive side of the ball.
Both of these guys fit the pressure defense style F. Bush says he wants to play.
Barwin (4.56) & Sidbury (4.64) both had better 40 times than Matthews (4.66) They also are bigger weight wise than Mattews.
I would not be disappointed if we took Matthews. We probably could trade down to the 20-25 spot & get either Barwin or Matthews & get even more picks. We are in a great spot IMO.