Originally Posted by The Pencil Neck
So you'd have been happy if we wasted our 3rd round pick on a guy drafted in the 5th round? Can you say reach?
Chris Jones was drafted instead of Montori Hughes and you get a guy that doesn't have the character questions that Montori Hughes has.
I would have drafted both Jones and Hughes and put Jones on the practice squad until Antonio Smith is not with the team. I think Smith will be a cap casualty in a year or two. Hughes has character concerns but at least he is not a lazy guy who does not put in the time in the weight room and gets called out buy the coaches. Montgomery was on a list put up by LSU coaches saying that the listed players regularly miss workouts, always have an excuse, and only care about themselves. On top of that he is a 4-3 END, NOT A STRONGSIDE LINEBACKER. He will not be able to hold up in coverage. Tom Brady and his tight ends would exploit him to no end. Here is a scouting report from nfl.com so you can see what Hughes brings to the table. He would not have been a reach in the 3rd round IMO. Montori Hughes and is more talented than Jones and Hughes has the potential to command a double team, something that any team needs.