Why do the Phins want to trade Marshall? They made out like gangbusters in that trade, getting themselves one of the best WRs in the league for a couple of seconds. Man I wish Jerry had made that deal.
Marshall = Alonzo Spellman because of his bi-polar disorder. If things are going his way and he can cope with things he's productive but if not he's 100% a problem. He can be productive or very disruptive depending on his mood swing. Any way you look at it he's a huge risk because of that disorder if he doesn't have it under control.
In a city like Chicago as critical as the fans and press can be I think we'd just be asking for trouble. Instead of just blowing people off like RWill he'd blow up. I don't see Lovie wanting to deal with that personality.
I'm getting to that age where a lifetime warranty just doesn't mean as much to me anymore as an afternoon nap.
Honey Badger Don't Care. Honey Badger Don't Give a Shit.
1. Matt Kalil, T, USC: There is a reason Tyron Smith, the Cowboys' first-round pick this year, played right tackle instead of on the left side. Kalil is that reason.
2. Jonathan Martin, T, Stanford (Jr.): One of the top left tackles in the nation. At 6-6, 310 pounds, he is the one who protects Luck's blindside. He has great feet and the system helps his stock.
3. Matt Reynolds, T, BYU: He has good size at 6-6 325 pounds and he has good feet in pass protection. Plays in a pro-style offense, which helps.
4. Nate Potter, T, Boise State: He's 6-6, 300 pounds and he plays in a pro-style offense where he does a lot of pass protection. That will help his value. A lot like Nate Solder, who went in the first round last year.
5. Riley Reiff, T, Iowa (Jr.): He has been a starter since he was a freshman. The NFL loves Iowa linemen because they are so well coached.
Doubt any of those will be there available for the Bears.
That's simply not true. It's also not true that all of those players are true LT options. Don't where you came up with that.
Kalil is a sure top-5 pick unless he breaks his leg between now and draft day, so out of reach. The next two OTs by rank are Martin and Reiff (prob Martin > Reiff by a little) and both are consensus top 15 type picks. With a trade up to the low-mid teens, one of them could be draftable depending on how it plays out. No guarantees but last year virtually everone was saying that Carimi couldn't possibly fall below 20 or so and he did...all the way to 29. It depends how many teams are willing to take flyers on QBs and WRs.
Potter and Reynolds are 2nd tier prospects for rounds 2-3 and aren't considered to be LT material for the NFL.