Originally Posted by Rey
I'm not sold on clowney either. But when I exclude qb's for the time being and I think about what we currently have on the roster, clowney makes a lot of sense to me.
I thought about Matthews, and I like Matthews a lot for this team (need to watch more film on him....and everyone else)...but the reason I didn't go there is because I think RT is solvable without using a top 5 pick on one. We spent a two picks on guys that can play rt last draft and I think Ryan Harris could be ok. Maybe even draft another guy or bring in a FA.
But I wouldn't be upset with Matthews.
I'm pretty much the same way , excluding QB for the time being until we see what we have in Keenum as well as who's coaching the team next year. If its Kubiak , Keenum may be the guy , someone else is likely going to want "their guy" and use a premium pick to get that player.
As for Matthews and a top 5 pick being early for RT. I see that a bit different.
How many more years does Brown have at LT ?? Drafting Matthews now instantly solves the RT issues while having Browns eventual replacement at LT on the roster.
Brown & Matthews are likely the best OT tandem in the league in the mean time.
Protect the QB , get after the QB .... That's a hell of a start as far as protecting the QB. Find an NT that can push the pocket around in the next couple of rounds , you likely solve multiple defensive issues with one pick.