Originally Posted by Dreamers
He may be rated high but the fact is you can find a good G in 3-4 rounds. You don't need to blow your load on one in the 1st unless that is the missing link. This is a really deep G draft and the G/RT FA market is actually strong this year as well. If we took one in the 1st I'd be livid. Unless he ended up being a HOF G that would be a bust pick IMO. I don't see a massive difference in the field. Cooper, Warford, Pugh, Winters, Bailey, and Watson are all guys that can be had in the 2-3 round and they are all pretty good. When you have guys like Williams, Wagner, Uzzi, and Hugh Thornton projected as 5-6 rounder that is a pretty deep RT/G class. If we have a shot at a viable QB or a guy like Mingo that has to be your 1st rounder. If we end up with a guy like William Gholston and Sanchez starting next year because we went G I will puke. That is just not an answer I like.
Well, relatively speaking you can find any position in the first 3-4 rounds.
People keep screaming to the high heavens that we absolutely HAVE to take a passrusher at #9. My question is...why?
Is it totally preposterous to think that someone like Alex Okafor, Brandon Jenkins, or Nick Kasa could be had in the 2nd/3rd round and turn out to be a valuable player on this defense?
I'm not sold on any of the top passrushers in this draft anyway with the exception of Damontre Moore. Mingo looks like a freaking stickman and has been wildly inconsistent throughout his career at LSU, Werner is strictly a 4-3 DE, Jarvis Jones is one collision away from being confined to a wheelchair, Dion Jordan is a jack of all trades but master of none, and Ansah is a total boom or bust prospect very comparable to last years offseason wonderboy Whitney Mercilus.
I've said for months now that Warmack is the best player in this draft class and evidently highly respected draft guru's like Mike Mayock would agree. Tony also says that Warmack at #9 would be tremendous value.
I say take the bluechip stud who is arguably the best player in this draft class, fills a position of need, and is the best player at his position to come out of the college ranks in well over a decade.
I'm an old school guy. I firmly believe in building up the trenches. Having a group of guys who can physically dominate and impose their will on opposing teams late in games.