April 29th, 2011 at 9:17 PM ^

The many more linebackers for Coach Mattison to turn into all American players and draft picks over the next four years?

Count Chocula...have some chocolate milk on this and make former Coach Barwis happy after your workout.

Michael "the count" Bisping..."stop hitting me"


April 29th, 2011 at 9:16 PM ^

To me a team taking Mouton before Greg Jones, is why the games played Saturdays are better than Sundays. We all love MIchigan and Jonas, but come on.  

I remember they said that Dick Butkus couldn't beat an old woman in the 40, but put a guy with a ball out there during an actual game, and he gets faster than anyone else on the field. More overscouting by guys trying to outthink the room.  Makes you wonder if scouts place much if any weight on actual game performance and production.

Crazy Canuck

April 30th, 2011 at 12:12 AM ^

I'm not sure about anything the scouts say anymore. I think it depends on who a team likes, what scheme that have and who fits best in that scheme. Mouton was graded as a 57 (according to ESPN analysts), but he still was drafted in the second round. Now I'm pretty sure that Jones was graded higher, but he's still available.


April 30th, 2011 at 11:41 AM ^

Mouton: 117 tackles (59 solo, 52 asst), 2 sacks, 1 FF, 2 ints

Jones: 105 tackles (49 solo, 56 asst), 1 sack, 3 FF, 2 ints

Jones may have contributed more throughout his career but his stats look very similar to Mouton's. Which considering how elite Jones was (especially if he was supposedly the best LB in the country) I'd say that says quite a bit towards how well Jonas played this year.


April 30th, 2011 at 11:53 AM ^

I mentioned this on my blog a few weeks ago, but Mouton arguably had the best statistics of any Big Ten linebacker this year.  He led the league in tackles and tacked on a couple interceptions and sacks.  If Michigan's team/defense overall wasn't such a disappointment, he might have been first team All-Big Ten.  The dudes from OSU (Homan, Rolle) had paltry numbers in comparison.


April 29th, 2011 at 8:31 PM ^

Way to represent Mouton! Goes to show the michigan name will get you a shot in the nfl regardless how dark these dark years of defense have been in aa.


April 29th, 2011 at 8:43 PM ^

Well, I got to give our sports anchor (I work at a local tv station in SD) the lowdown on Mouton. My exact words were...

Me: "One game he'll make three tackles for loss and the next he'll lose contain on the outside because he made a terrible read/took a terrible angle and give up a 60-yd TD run."

Sports Guy: "So he's inconsistent."

Me: "On this Michigan blog I read, there's this thing called UFR which assigns pluses and minuses for specific plays. Mouton was the only guy capable of putting up +10 in good plays and -10 in bad plays."

Sports Guy: "Inconsistent. Got it."


April 29th, 2011 at 8:48 PM ^

I feel like I could write a 100-page missive on Mouton with footnotes referencing UFR and MGoBoard comments, but he has approximately 45 seconds to cover Mouton and the other guy they chose in the 2nd round simply because he's got 3 minutes for sports and other stuff to cover.