Given that Moseley and Sutton both played on teams with top 3-5 pass rushes does that inflate their performance?
In some ways, you want to sign corners that have succeeded despite a really poor pash rush. Similar to signing a coach from the patriots where they really had little to do with their own success. Were they really good or just benefitting from a stellar defense overall. Are we overpaying here?
This is way more work than I am willing to do, but it would be interesting to track historical free agent CB signings then run a regression based on their previous team’s pass rush performance.
I bet you’d find that those with coming from good pass rush likely underperformed on their new team. An example of this would be J.C. Jackson going from Patriots (top 5 pass rush team) to Chargers (mediocre pass rush) and struggling.
We should probably still do both… draft a talented DB and we need talent up front… both at edge and DT. I like the signings. But also… Moseley is coming off an injury. And Sutton is really great as an off man and zone corner… he struggles in press because he’s an average athlete and not real twitchy. What do we like to run? Press man. So he may struggle a bit more than he did in Pittsburgh.