He has us taking Barron @ #16, but every fan would be LIVID seeing how the cupboard was FULL of pass rushing OLBs that go 17-20
I would never pick a safety in the first unless I was guaranteeing myself that he was Ed Reed but I do think your comment suggests that you are looking at the draft wrong.
If the Jets think that each one of those OLBs are going to be bad players, then you absolutely don't draft them. It's about first understanding that a third of the guys taken in the 1st round are going to be considered bad or replacable NFL players in 5 years. The job is to predict that, predict the pro bowlers and then draft accordingly. Outside of the dumbass fans, nobody cares about a "Reach" or about whether or not a team got "good value". Because after draft day, it doesn't matter one bit. Just comes down to whether they are good or not.
Example being if Griffin3 somehow fell to us, I wouldn't draft the guy basically because I think he's going to be an injury issue as a pro. Maybe a 3rd round grade and on, because that is the point I'm willing to take a chance on the idea that he actually stays healthy.
I think Tramain Thomas is the better player, plain and simple. I dont like the idea of going safety in the first round unless the player is a special talent which Barron is not. Sure, he is not a bad pick, propably a safe one aswell but I think we can find a player like him later in the draft.
No way you take Barron with guys like DeCastro, Jeffery, Floyd, Ingram, Glenn, and Mercilus still on the board.
i woulnd't be surprised tanny drafts decastro even if a guy like ingram is there. as far as keeping his GM job, he needs to show that he can draft well and if he can beef up the Oline with a relatively safe pick i see him doing that.
as much as they talk up ducasse, i wouldn't be the least bit surprised if they traded back, got an extra pick and drafted a RG and RT with their first 2 picks.
I love that picture of Blackmon. He looks like he stepped out of the 1970s. lol His top 10 wasn't great but OK, then he just lost me with Poe at 11. 0 shot of Poe going that early. Then it pretty much gets worse. David Wilson in the 1st? And dear lord who puts 3 Gs in the 1st. Horrid just horrid. SD drafting anther LB? How much money can one team spend on the same position?
As far as Barron goes I think because we have so many FA Ss that is is just the easy out for us in the eyes of most draft "experts". If we fill just one S spot a lot of the Barron picks will change I'm sure.