Originally Posted by Black Bolt
Okay, understood. But IMHO, I don't believe he is a top 10 player. There isn't that one elite quality I see. Doesn't mean he can't be very good.
I don't think he was a top 10 player, but I do think he was a top 20 selection had he stayed healthy.
To me, a top 10 sure-fure pick is Julius Peppers, Mario Williams. Those are guys that would go top 10 any year.
I think when people say top 10 pick, they are comparing him the other DEs in this class who are projected to go top 10. If healthy, he would have competed for the #1 DE spot in this class, which probably equates to a top 10 selection