NFL Draft Thoughts: Get Spiller, Get Clausen, Ignore Bradford

February 26, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

We know that The Boy Named Suh and Gerald McCoy are going to go 1-2, which means that St. Louis and Detroit are going to be paying them next year.

Both sides are winners on this—so well done by them.

With Tampa Bay and Washington not having a quarterback to speak of, odds are that one of them is going to be picking up Sam Bradford or Jimmy Clausen. Many people are saying: "Ooooh yes, pick up Sam Bradford!"
I'll throw this out there: I'd rather have Jimmy Clausen.

After a horrible first season, Clausen emerged as a bona fide NFL first-rounder in his final two years at Notre Dame, despite having a coach—and a defense—that sucked. He was certainly better than Bradford last season, who was injured in his first game against BYU and injured trying to come back against Texas. To be frank, I'd rather take a sore toe over a rebuilt shoulder every day of the week and twice on DirecTV Sundays.

And now to the "other picks." Eric Berry's a defensive pl...

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