Phins Rock wrote:
Ford is a WR and McCluster a RB.
McCluster would be that 3rd down, Kevin Faulk or Darren Sproles type of specialist, (at least what Sproles used to be). He'd provide an extremely dangerous, and uncoverable body out of the backfield on 3rd down, and would be a chain moving machine.
He also provides good return ability, and the ability to split out wide as he used to be a WR. To me, for a 2nd round pick, that is much more worth than what Spiller would get you for 12 overall.
Spiller can do that, then some....
McCluster is not Sproles.
Sproles is built in the legs, and low to the ground, like a wrestler. McCluster is just a fast small guy. Yeah, he can create matchup problems, but he's not the Westbrook/Sproles/Faulk that you foresee. McCluster is Daunte Hall.
Spiller is a beast.
I'm not disputing that McCluster is a better overall player than Spiller. He's not. However, you also have to consider who we already have on the roster.
To me, there isn't much more that Spiller can do that McCluster cannot, that we are currently lacking on offense. (Don't know if that made any sense). So with that said, considering you're talking about the 12 vs. 43 pick, give me McCluster.
BTW, I can agree that Sproles is more of a bowling ball than McCluster, who is more of a pure quickness and elusiveness guy. But in the role that I'm proposing, it's not like you need much power, and it's not like Sproles needed a lot of power back when he was a 3rd down specialist.