Surprise pick. Kind of like the Bruce Irvin pick. I don't buy for a second that there were other teams looking to select him shortly thereafter. Nor does that necessarily indicate to me that he's as good otherwise. Saying something to that effect sounds more like they are trying to sell us on the selection rather than understanding that he's worth it to begin with.
We've developed worse prospects into good players. But he's going to have to be pretty significantly better than the guys taken after him for us to consider this pick a good one. We had our pick of the tier 3 tackle pool. It's possible he turns out no better than when we had the first pick of the DE talent pool in 2012.