the nfl draft is not only the most overated yearly sports event,,,,
it is mostly an exersize in instituionally programed mediocrity.
the gms ,etc,,, draft to not loose their jobs,
,as opposed to drafting for impact.
i guess thats" alright",,,,,ho hum.
i won't deny ,the draft is the leagues plasma and has kept it healthy,
and breathing, and evolving
by predictable, and evenly distributed outcomes.
but , it s tools for genetic engineering, and cloning are lost
by fear of firing.
TRADE WAY UP FOR QUALITY, (MIKE DITKA STYLE)
OR WAY DOWN FOR QUANITY
.(special team coverage??? massive tryouts,
or just massive tradeable picks)
MOST OF THE TIME,,,,,
NOT ALWAYS OR NEVER.
we have 2 also ran #1 s in the d-line now in the last 3 years,,,,
wouldn't those picks been better used bundled for
a top choice corner?
i still love a running game ,,,,but the leauge use it only as a counter balance,
and our dls are not pass rushers.
say Aaron smith!
the whole league learned from us that you can find barry foster and bam morris,or the bus
without #1 pick,,,
,but just as the league learned it,,,,we forgot it and drafted mendy, cause he was there.
(i like him more than most of you do, and hope he never shuts up and marches as everyone else expects jocks to to do. but i wouldn't have used a 1 for him,,,,,,and he may be finished now).
we have 2 real #1s over the last decade,,,ben and troy,,,,
the rest are" servicable" and probably replaceable without a #1
woodley at 2 is a better 1,,,,,and ike was a find.
we needed , a ben,,,,and a troy,,,,and we sagatiously moved up to get them.
but we've needed a great corner,,,one we can afford at least till hed become a free agent and we find another,
and we lost key games over the last decade to special team coverage.
but,,,this is probably moot this year.
,i don't know if kalil, ot. socal,,,,or the corner from bama or lsu,,,are as good a fit
for us as poe or hightower, or glenn may be without a move.
id say poe,,,,,but 3 #1dls in 4 years,,,,, to stop an nfl run that becomes less and less visible each year?????