Originally Posted by TheMikeIsHot
This is just off the top of my head, so someone please correct me if I'm wrong... And I'm sure there are a few missing from this list.
Torrey Smith was a 2nd round pick.
Pitt took Holmes and Burress each in the 1st round also picked Limas Sweed in 2nd.
Green Bay took Jennings, Nelson and Cobb in the 2nd.
NE traded a 2 for Welker and wasted a 2 on Chad Jackson (lol traded up with GB who took Jennings a few picks later)
SF took Crabtree and Davis in the top 10.
Limas Sweed was a bust and Welker didnt become the player he is until Tom Brady. Davis is a TE.
I get your point. But there are no receivers outside Patterson and Allen who are real game changers. The draft is deep in other positions that we need help at desperately. The talent available at OL and LB is much greater than at WR or QB round for round. We dont need to reach. We are rebuilding. Its not like we are a receiver or 2 away from being a SB contender. We suck at many positions. The situation at LB and O-Line is no better than our situation at WR and QB. So take whats available.
If you rebuild the line and running game (which is what i tried to do by drafting two top OGs, 2 high character/hard working talented RBs one of whom is great at catching the ball out of the backfield and great at picking up blitzes and a complete TE who can block and catch) our offense will instantly become much better.
Keep in mind in my mock, our receivers become better simply by having Holmes return and a full year of Edwards (who hopefully has fully recovered by TC) as starters and moving a now more experienced Kerley back to the slot where he can excel. Stephen Hill can now come off the bench which is what he should have done this past year. You can sign UDFAs to compete with Clyde Gates, Jordan White, and Royce Pollard for the 5th WR spot.