As suggested on Walterfootball.com the rate probably will be our 1st this yr and 2nd plus next year's 2nd. How long have we been investing in the offense? Defense with high picks? Did you watch the Super Bowl. Denver's offense got destroyed and couldn't move the ball. Clowney obviously as risk and is the safest pick but no draft pick comes without risk. How long have we searched for a def end?.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Se ... raft_pickshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Sa ... raft_picks
those defenses were not predicated on picking first round defensive picks, but as a mixture of getting relaible vets, grooming later round picks into reliable starters, and very rarely using thier #1 pick on a defensive skill set.
how about Denver? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_De ... raft_picks
they used thier last two first round picks on 2 defensive players, Von Miller and Sylvester Williams, and their defense shut down quicker then a Woody Allen childcare center! Williams didn't even play all 16 games last season. Von Miller only played 9 games. Both thier stats, put plainly, last year were not impressive.
so, yeah Scout, I saw the Superbowl
Which is why you dont break the bank for a DE. Even one with the 'upside' of Clowney.
Now, if he is there at #6, then by all means. But in no way should we be pulling another Julio trade with as many holes as we have.
If Clowney and Mack are both gone by 6 and we cant trade down, then I snag Matthews and get a vet DE in FA. The use the second pick for DT or another DE. But i sure as hell would not mortgage the farm for Clowney.
Too much, IMO.