I completely agree it was a reach. But I'll give some credit to the fact that he's still playing on this team and is a solid starter. The same can't be said for some other guys I listed.
He's a solid starter as far as stopping the run. But - in this pass-happy league, he has to be able to adjust and get to the qb on passing situations. Since he doesn't have this ability or any ability to cover a TE or slot receiver, he is basically wasted on 2/3's of the snaps. I just don't see it.