In an article written by Andrew Pema today, RealGM Football: The Red Zone - Be The GM: Clady Vs. Bowe, the question is posed on who you would choose to build a franchise around today if you had to decide between Ryan Clady or Dwayne Bowe? Why that's even a question is one thing, but the results to the ongoing poll on the page are even more staggering.
At the time, I voted, 44% of the voters said they would rather start a franchise with Bowe. I think it is pretty amazing how undervalued Clady continues to be by football fans and sadly, even those who write these articles and should know more than such fans.
Bowe has had a horrible training camp, has failed to live up to his full potential thus far during his time in the NFL and is not a top tier wide receiver. Clady, however, should have been in the Pro Bowl last season. Clady was a run and pass blocking machine having yielded only a half sack all season while committing only three penalties
I would include a poll of my own on who you would choose to start a franchise with today, but I know that the vast majority if not everyone voting on this site have their heads screwed on straight and would go with Clady in a landslide. At least, Sporting News got it right this May when it ranked Clady as the best offensive tackle in football (see http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/article/2009-05-08/offensive-tackle-rankings-young-anchors-awash-potential), which honor Clady undoubtedly deserved.