Originally Posted by GP
How does he compare to Antonio Smith? I mean, I have never really studied Smith's size/weight/etc...but is it possible that we're drafting a bit of a flex guy who could stand in for Smith when Smith's contract is up? In the meantime, Wade (maybe???) is saying "Oh we can figure out how to get him out there."
Because Smith is going to want to see some "love" from the Texans on his next deal. It's just the game that gets played.
Right now? Mercilus is 6'3" and 260#. Antonio Smith is 6'4" and 280#.
I expect Mercilus to be in the OLB rotation with Barwin and Reed.
I expect there to be nickel packages with Barwin, Smith, Watt, Reed on the line and Mercilus and Cush playing LB. And I expect there to be a full suite of blitzes and zone blitzes off that.