Originally Posted by steeltheone
There was no drop in play at all last year when McClendon was in....
That is because he mostly only plays on passing downs (3rd & 4th). He isn't out there on the field when we expect the other team to run the ball.
Not sure how you guys would feel comfortable leaving potentially the most crucial position on our defense to a guy who:
* is listed as 290 lbs-- that is very light for a DT in a 3-4 defense.
* has only played spot duty to relieve Big Snack
McClendon has looke descent, but do you feel comfortable leaving the NT position entirely up to him this year?
DT needs to be our #1 priority in the draft. Whomever they draft will need a year behind Big Snack and McClendon before he is ready for full time.