Originally Posted by TimeKiller
Yup. Experience and production won't ever favor Matthews' college resume over anyones. That's college though. In projecting potential I think Matthews' is in line if not exceeding his peers....well, except Curry.
But if we're passing Matthews for another backer I'm going James Laraunitis AND Maualuga before Cushing.
James Laurinaitis 375 tkls 24.5 TFL 13 Sacks 9 INTS
Brian Cushing 178 tkls 27.0 TFL 8.5 Sacks 1 INT
Clay Mathews 96 tkls 13.5 TFL 5.5 Sacks 0 INT
total 274 tkls 41.5 TFL 14 Sacks 1 INT
That's right. 101 more tackles, 8 more INTs, and just 1 less sack than Cushing and Mathews combined
. He's the only linebacker between Curry and the second day that can actually cover as well.