Re: Devin McCourty
posted at 4/23/2010 6:38 AM EDT
I found this on McCourty: "In his last 39 games, the opposition managed to complete just 35.20 percent of the passes thrown into his area (88-of-250) for 684 yards and just two scores, as they averaged 7.77 yards per pass completion and 2.75 yards per pass attempt … During that span, McCourty defended 33 passes (six thefts, 27 deflections).."
Above from another thread, McCourty is a good pick and a CB a few of us thought would be the way they went with their 1st pick.
Last season the Patriots played in nickel close to 50% of the time, they needed a 3rd CB after the top 5 CBs there's a drop in tallent which is not the case for OLBs / DTs and it is a deep class in WRs.
McCourty helps as nickel CB this year and develops into a starter, will be a kick returner, punt returner, kickoffs and punt coverage. Solid CB physical and good against the run which Butler is not good at.
Clean kid no character issues, this is a solid pick even though it is not a popular one. Trolls are having a field day critisising the pick and some of "real fans" are going right along with them. It is one pick out of 13.
Kindle, Sapp, Misi, Te'O, Griffen, Dunlap and more are still available.
WRs without issues are available, Eric Decker, Tate, Lafell and who I think they go after Taylor Price 6'1" 204.