Originally Posted by lonestar
IMO he is not elite he is above average in pass blocking, but I doubt he would have been even that without Manning back there this year.
See that is the real test. How he does without manning.
Are you really this idiotic?!? Was Clady a rookie this year?
Here's what he did BEFORE Manning:
Clady finished third in voting behind Matt Ryan and Chris Johnson for the 2008 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Award. He was the only offensive lineman to receive any votes.
Clady started every game during the 2008 NFL season and gave up just a half of a sack while committing only three penalties. He was the only starting NFL offensive lineman to give up less than one sack for the entire season.
He was named to the Associated Press NFL All-Pro Second Team behind Michael Roos and Jordan Gross.
As of May 2009, Sporting News lists Clady as the No. 1 offensive tackle in the NFL.
After the Broncos' October 4, 2009 victory over the Dallas Cowboys, Clady set a new NFL record for consecutive games to start a career without giving up a full sack.
Through 20 games, he has surrendered only one half of a sack.
Clady was named a starter for the 2010 Pro Bowl and was named First-team All-Pro by the Sporting News and Associated Press after the 2009 season.
On April 28, 2010, Clady injured his patella tendon while playing basketball but did not miss a game the following season.
On January 17, 2012, Clady was added to the 2012 Pro Bowl roster along with teammate Willis McGahee.