There, I said it. There’s absolutely zero chance that the Patriots select Clay Matthews with their first pick today, and I’m sick of seeing him going to the Patriots on every other mock draft I see.
He’s a good player, but he doesn’t fit the Patriots 3-4 scheme in any way. Is he a rush linebacker? No way. He doesn’t have much experience rushing the passer. Is he an inside linebacker? This could possibly be his best fit for the Patriots, but I don’t buy it.
By the end of today, if Clay Matthews is a Patriot, I will be absolutely shocked.