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Chris Clemons vs. DeAndre McDaniel

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The obvious is that there are many red flags on McDaniels scouting report, stemming from drinking and driving to assault.  For a complete scouting report, please check out the following article
(http://phinphanatic.com/2011/03/17/eye-in-the-sky-%e2%80%93-closer-look-at-deandre-mcdaniels/)

Now there are people out there, that believe that we are giving up on Chris Clemons, a former 5th round selection, but I don’t see (based on a talent perspective) how Clemons got drafted and McDaniels did not.  Since I am firm believer that numbers don’t lie, let’s review their collegiate careers:

College Stats – DeAndre McDaniel

Year TOT SOLO AST SACK STF STFY FF BK INT YDS AVG LNG TD PD
2010 75 43 32 0 0 0 0 0 4 33 8 33 0 0
2009 98 58 40 2 0 0 1 9 8 182 23 77 1 0
2008 69 48 21 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 1 1 0 0
2007 33 19 14 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Total 275 168 107 2 0 0 4 0 15 216 32 111 1 0

 

College Stats – Chris Clemons

Year TOT SOLO AST SACK STF STFY FF BK INT YDS AVG LNG TD PD
2008 82 51 31 0 0 0 0 0 2 43 22 32 1 0
2007 78 35 43 0 0 0 0 0 2 49 25 31 0 0
2006 92 37 55 0 0 0 1 0 1 10 10 10 0 0
2005 28 15 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 280 138 142 0 0 0 1 0 5 102 57 73 1 0

 

Difference – McDaniel compared to Clemons

TOT -2%
Solo 18%
AST -33%
SACK 100%
FF 75%
INT 67%
YDS 53%
LNG 35%

 

Special Note:
Stats extracted from ESPN.COM
Difference calculated (a-b)/a

Reviewing the difference table we can easily see that, McDaniels dominated Clemons in the following categories: Solo tackles, sacks, forced fumbles, interceptions, and Interception yards.

Correct me if I am wrong, but if you are playing the Robber technique in Nolan’s 3-4 Defense, aren’t the above categories the most important ones?

You want to make sure that your Robber can make the tackle by himself, being the last line of defense…check

You want your Robber to go after the QB when the hit or spy coverage is called….check

You want your Robber to make a play in the secondary, and then also take the opportunity and turn it into points (Forced Fumbles and INT and INT Yards)….check

I don’t know how our Front Office gave Clemons a 5th round grade, but didn’t even think of drafting McDaniels.  Regardless of what he did off the field; it’s what on the field that counts.  I for one think we didn’t address the Robber position, and this leaves me with the feeling that we the fans once again got robbed.

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