Originally Posted by bitonti
Passing up on Suh, if he becomes an all-pro, is a fire able offense for a General Manager.
I think this is a HUGE point that rarely gets discussed when we are all talking about who gets picked where, or more importantly, who hit and missed on past picks (notably Gholston).
There are a million different qualities or players to like, but when it comes down to it, these guys have to bet their jobs and careers on the picks, so taking chances is much easier said then done.
There were all players that fans liked better then Gholston, that were better on the field, loved football more, etc but at the end of the day, you dont get fired for missing on Gholston because most "NFL People" thought he was the best edge rusher in that draft. If you take him and miss, so be it....every player doesnt work out for the best.
However, if you convince the organization that you dont think he is "the guy", the team passes on him and he goes on to be the dominant rusher that he was "supposed to be"....then thats the type of thing that gets you FIRED.
Consensus is Okung is a more risky prospect then Suh, not by a lot, but more so...he could be good, but if Suh becomes Reggie White, well that detroit GM will have that label for the rest of his career.
The risk doesnt always equal the reward for these guys, and although its not fair, its why the detroit GM should takes Suh, and deals with OT afterwards.