I read something interested from Mel Kiper. He pretty much came up with a situation where the Chiefs might draft Jimmy Clausen if he grades out higher than O Kung. Personally, I don't think the best OT in the draft will even be available at 5. Anyways, I just wanted to ask you guys if you could see Weis getting in Pioli's ear just enough to pick Clausen. Personally, I doubt it happens but I wouldn't necessarily hate it. It would suck only because we couldn't get Gabbert next year (lol). Anyways, More after the Jump......
Weis knows Clausen's game and likes the kid. He knows if he is worth the 5th pick better than any of us. He played in a pro style offense and basically has the experience of a senior. He has a very good INT-TD ratio and a very good completion percentage. He also doesn't lake fire, and his teammates consider him a leader. He was undefeated in high school which is also impressive when you think about it. Also, maybe TRSS has been selling him correctly the whole time. Also, There are questions to whether Cassel is a franchise QB. If you look at the last 6 or 7 SB winners. They all had franchise QBs and good safeties.
He has character concerns but nothing serious. Even though his team was stack with talent, he couldn't get it done in college. Alot of scouts question how well his game will transition to the NFL. Another negative is the Chiefs already gave up a 2nd round pick last year for Matt Cassel.
Matt Cassel had a below average year when you compare it to the year he had with the Patriots. He had trouble getting rid of the ball and took alot of sacks. However, he did show promise and he is still relatively young. Would Clausen be an upgrade? I dont know. However, some people might say Matt Cassel's contract would stop us from taking Clausen which isn't necessarily true. Matt Cassel got 28 million guaranteed and he will receive that his first two seasons. So, Jimmy Clausen could sit for a year and the Chiefs could basically cut Cassel without penalty after this season if he didn't play well. If he did play well, he could be traded. There are also question of whether the Chiefs would attempt to trade Cassel is they did take Clausen, which may happen. But I dont see a team giving up fair value for a starting QB. Maybe STL or DEN. If he is traded it would raise alot of questions to Pioli's indecisiveness.
I dont know how I would feel if the Chiefs took Clausen but I bet Weis is pushing for it. Vote in the poll below. Let me know in the comments what you think about it. Try to stay open minded and rational.