We are not seeing the same things here. It is as simple as that.
The Green pick wasn't safe. but the Clark pick was very safe.
Both were ranked very high on the Colts board. They were ranked very high on my board too. I actually had Clark ranked higher than Green though.
Both Green and Clark have high ceilings, and Clark also has a high floor.
How are Irsay/Grigson/Pagano gambling on greatness? Kelly and Clark were as safe of picks as you will ever see. Green was Pagano's pick.
I see them performing much sooner than year 2. Green will perform on special teams this year (and see some playing time at safety), and Clark will likely start.
Here is a Q&A with someone that covered Clemson closely. He said the decision to draft TJ Green was not a smart decision, in the 2nd round.
Yeah, going against NFL OL seasoned with an NFL regimen won't be easy but there will be plenty of fledgling starters in the interior across the NFL, so there will be plenty of opportunities.
Anderson belied all expectations, so did Parry but it is not reasonable to expect rookies to contribute at that level every year. 2-gap linemen are harder to find, so I am glad our DL is asked to 1-gap more recently, it is easier on LBs too, IMO.
Definitely, my grandfather lived in Baltimore for a while and grew up watching him. He still pulled for Indy but always referred to them as Baltimore. I wasn't allowed to say the name Irsay in my house. The game sure has changed. I wish I could go back in time when players didn't get flagged for breathing on a player and defenses were actually feared by offenses.