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Old 03-24-2009   #39
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Default Re: Da General's 1st Round Mock 2.0

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Originally Posted by bah007 View Post
Collectively, the Pac 10 doesn't play defense really well, but they put a lot of offensive players in the NFL.

Mathews had 57 tackles, 9 TFL, 4.5 sacks, and 2 FF.

Cushing had 73 tackles, 10.5 TFL, 3 sacks, and 1 FF.

Maualuga had 79 tackles, 2.5 TFL, 0 sacks, and 0 FF.

Maiava had 66 tackles, 7.5 TFL, 0 sacks, and 0 FF.

You want to use numbers?
Yeah.

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Look at the numbers and tell me that Mathews was less productive than Maualuga. And keep in mind that Big Rey had no responsibilities on defense. His only job was to hit people.
Mathews was less productive than Maualuga. 29 solo tackles vs 51. He even had the benefit of teams having to focus on all the superior players around him, and still couldn't keep up.

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Taylor Mays was considered a top 10 pick and all he had was 53 tackles, 2 TFL, 9 PBU, 0 sacks, 0 FF, and O INTs.
Who thought of Mays as a top 10 pick? Some experts said he could be if he went back to school and showed he could be a star, but I've never heard anybody say he was going to be a high pick this year. His size and athleticism turns heads, but he has a long way to go before being taken in the top 20, much less top 10.

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USC was a great defense this past year because they played great as a unit. They have a lot of great players and they all did their jobs. And it's hard to rack up a bunch of tackles on your stat sheet if you force the offense to go 3 and out every drive.
Funny how the Ravens and Stealers are great defenses, but still have guys near the top of the league in statistics pretty much every year.

I'd rather take Pile Jumper from Ohio St. than Mathews.

Mathews' 1 year of experience isn't really even as a traditional 4-3 OLB. USC runs a base 4-3 under, which puts the WILL linebacker over the A gap like a 3-4 BULL ILB.

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