Originally Posted by ABQcowboyJR
I really hope that's not the case.
I dunno why, Barron and Kirkpatrick are very good players, big physical and smart.
Garrett was the QB coach when Saban was the head coach at Miami and they are close friends. I'm sure Saban talks to Garrett about these players and Garrett trust what Saban has to say.
Barron is the leader of that great defense making all the calls and lining up players. He reads the formation and knows what plays about to happen.
Kirkpatrick although I don't hink he is a top 3 CB in this draft is what Ryan likes. Big strong physical and smart.
Now I do not like Upshaw in Ryan's scheme, I think Upshaw is a 4-3 DE to stiff to play LB in the NFL.
But I would be happy with Barron or Kirkpatrick. There are other players I would prefer but they are bette than Poe or Brockers.