Originally Posted by The Pencil Neck
That's what RAC needs to figure out. If they take Clowney, RAC needs to figure out how to incorporate him and JJ into a defense that maximizes both of their abilities and doesn't have some inherent and easy-to-exploit weakness.
In general, you want OLBs that can cover... at least a little. If you take Clowney out of the coverage scheme, then you're basically left with a guy that you know is going to be rushing and you're probably going to be vulnerable to flares, screens, and draws.
LT and that defense was successful in the 80's. Offenses have evolved quite a bit since then and that exact defense might not work at all today.
Do you think Clowney can be a better version of Aldon Smith? If so you pick Clowney.