Originally Posted by beerlover
OK. I've had a week to do some research & make some professional contacts myself regarding Clay Matthews Jr. & while I'm not his biggest fan I fully understand the allure of his selection.
Value has really two different meanings here one he (McClain) is expounding value to the Texans because he projects to have the ability to play multiple positions. Do we really want our #1 pick to play special teams? seems risky (injury standpoint) & doesn't he need to FIND his position & stick there for a while to develop his game with solid on field production? Value to me in the draft is taking the best football player for your team NOW, instant starter (Mario Williams) who can help improve the most in a specific area, the NFL is now very much a specialist league so you need to select the most proven skilled player.
You also know some teams are gonna make these kind of mistakes in scouting picking ahead of the Texans thus dropping a premier talent Houston way, thats where value is -identifying that player who helps you improve the most over the competition.
Under this prerequsite....if Detroit passes on curry we should be on the phone to the next four teams and make an offer. Curry, beyond doubt....would start and fill a need from day one.
There is no more gamble with Mathews than with anyone else available with the fifteen. Too short corners....tweener cb-safteys, dupicate Dt's whom we already have on the roster.
On the one hand we forgive the warts on these guys ...but Mathews posts the kind of numbers which indicate he can run with Chriss Johnson...... can tackle MJD in the open feild....has shown he can bull rush larger o-lineman....and we're going to pass becauses everyone and his brother with superior tallent is offered at USC. Seems to me we'd give him a thumbs up for being tenatious enough to wade through the supeior guys who's hype couldn't hold him down. And lock down a top twenty '09 spot. I'm going with what my eyes have seen this off season. this guy is the round peg for our round hole. I think he gives us a shot at an additional fifteen turnovers in '09....that's what I'm buying. I don't believe dilles or adibi will hold him out of the starting lineup...out of camp. If you can run and tackle and drop....you can play linebacker.