Originally Posted by Texian
When he was juiced. (which was also a very strong rumor prior to the draft) Performance dropped after his suspension.
Quite a few wanted Matthews because Texans were in desperate need of pass rusher opposite of Mario. This is an illustration in some of logic of Texans drafting. They draft Cushing who played primarily MILB at USC to play OLB. What's the first thing Wade does when he comes in, moves Cush to MILB where he was so successful at USC.
I could have sworn Rey Maualuga was the MLB for the Trojans while he, Cushing and Matthews were there...and don't forget we were still running a 4-3 at the time.