Originally Posted by Wolf6151
I saw this a few days ago and wonder why Bridgewater has fallen a little. If the Texans took Matthews #1 overall then Rick Smith should be fired on the spot. #1 overall on a RT is not the best use of your resources. If they don't think Bridgewater is worthy of the #1 pick so be it. Trade down, get extra picks and then take Cyrus Kouandjio or Cameron Erving in the 1st.
Well , there are a couple ways to look at this .....
Yeah , Matthews would play RT here .... but how many more good years does Duane Brown have ? Will he actually play out that contract thru 2019 ?!? Matthews would be Browns replacement .... already on the roster. You have to think of this as a long term pick , not just the here & now.
If they decide Bridgewater isn't their guy , I'd much prefer to trade down too .... but you have to have a team willing to trade up for you to move down. Maybe you cant find a willing partner ....
Irving is a beast .... but again , is RT the best use of that asset ?! Its not #1 overall but its still likely top 5-8.
A trade down that landed one of Irving , Mosley or Evans .... would make me happy.