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Nice little featurette on Ziggy on Pro Football Weekly. A though occurred while reading it, and the draft aficionados here may enlighten me: considering who was still available last year at 32, and that he looks to be a backup again this year, did we draft him a year too soon? I know it's way too early to label him a bust (which I don't think he is), but considering Smith and Keisel are back, and conceivably have not slowed down, was Ziggy a luxury pick? Of course, I'm not counting on an injury to those two. Would we have found a better 3-4 DE candidate at 18 this year (I don't know, Dan Williams, who can play some tackle too) and, considering some (not me) think we reached for Pouncey this year, would we have been better off flip-flopping our priorities (i.e. pick a center last year at 32)? I know there was some talk about Max Unger back then (Mack and Wood were gone). Guess what I'm saying is this: is it a luxury to spend a first-rounder on a backup going on two years, assuming Ziggy does not start this year also? Does the Lebeau system take as long to learn for DEs as it does for LBs? Of course, hindsight is 20/20, yadayada but...just an idle, wondering thought on a lazy Thursday afternoon off-season.

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