The Grand National Championships

April 25, 2009

The Green Bay Packers Select…Clay Matthews (OLB-USC)

Filed under: Analysis,Double T,Draft Nerd,Trader Drew's Trading Post — by Andrew @ 4:55 pm

Who are you and what have you done with Ted Thompson? A trade up for a position of need? I can’t say that it’s a bad pick. In fact I won’t. He’ll grow up to be an excellent pass rusher in the pros. He does have to polish up his instincts, but you have someone with the work ethic to get there.

However? Did they overpay for pass rush? Yes. It could have been there at 41.

But you know what? Matthews won’t be bad. I give this pick a B.

UPDATE: But for the 2 and both threes? It’s something I don’t like nearly as much. I mentioned the three OLB/rusher types that would have been solid picks in the comments. There’s going to be good vaule in rouund 3. The pick itself is still solid, Matthews will be a good pro. But the move itself? Yeesh.

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