Originally Posted by NowLet'sGoEatAF'NSnack
I don't know about all that. I mean he drafted Vernon Gholston 4th overall a couple years back so I don't think you can worse that that. With that said if they like Sanu I could see them trading back to the end of the first to scoop him plus adding an additional 2nd round pick. Seems like a plan to me.
There is more to it then the success or failure of the player, which is more my argument. I have no idea how good sanu will be, but his production seems to indicate he will be a success.
Gholston wasn't something to get fired over because there was literally no one else to pick, he was the "BPA" at that spot, that draft just happened to be terrible. The next pass rusher was derrick harvey, who also is out of football.
The problem here would be that if Ingram or Upshaw turned into lamar woodley, and sanu was simply a good pro, the media/fans would NEVER forget it. People on our board still crucify Tanny for gholston, even though there was no where else for him to go that year. If a highly ranked player, at a position we need, that can put up sack numbers, turns into the pass rusher they are predicted to be, and we pass on him to address a position where we already have holmes, thats a HUGE problem for a GM and rightfully so.
If, and only IF, the OLBs are gone, and we love sanu, lets move back to 24-28 range, pick up a 2nd or 3rd round pick and take him, and then attack our other needs.