01-21-2013, 01:17 PM
Join Date: Dec 2008
Devin McCourty vs. Dez Bryant: Year 3
I posted this poll at the end of the 2010 and 2011 seasons, as one of the biggest stories on draft day was passing on Dez Bryant for Devin McCourty. (I remember the forum, lol, now that was funny) Even after McCourty's sophomore slump, the majority of fans still preferred Devin over Dez, I'm curious to see if that's changed. IMO I would still take McCourty who could become an All-Pro safety over an All-Pro WR that still has attitude issues.
2010: All-Pro CB rookie year. 7 INTs.
2011: Sophomore slump, 2 INTs, and torched frequently.
2012: Moved to safety, nearly a probowler, 5 INTs.
2010: 45 receptions 561 yards 6 TDs
2011: 63 receptions 928 yards 9 TDs
2012: 92 receptions 1,382 yards 12 TDs (50 receptions 882 yards 10 TDs 2nd half of season)
After three years, it's still unsettled. The way their careers are going, it'll probably be would you rather a top 5 safety or top 5 WR.
To clarify, on draft day the Pats traded down from 22 to 27 and netted a 4th (Hernandez). Bryant was drafted at 24.