Originally Posted by Hostile
Here in AZ the Cardinals are salivating over Joe Thomas. I can't see him falling past them. Brown would have to do a huge leap up draft boards to be selected ahead of him.
Oh and credit to Stanley Spadowski for reporting this about some GMs and Brown about a month ago. He has some good contacts. Via PM he told me that one thing scouts and GMs definitely like about Brown over Thomas is the length of his arms. They believe he will still get a lot stronger and harder to deal with.
I wouldn't be surprised to see the Cards make a deal with Detroit and move up to the #2 overall pick to get Thomas.
It goes against their conservative nature, but I think the new coaching staff might have the stroke to get it done.
The one question mark I have for Brown is his motivation, which is a big factor to me. I've seen plenty of talented linemen have mediocre careers because they didn't have the drive to be great. That's my one worry about Brown.