you ever consider that maybe jake was the problem and not the wrs?
I actually did consider it...I'm not a Jake fan by any means. BUT, Colbert has flopped with other teams as has Drew Carter. If either of them were any good they could have made a name for themselves with other teams. Neither one did so I have to conclude that its more them than it was Jake.
I just think there are certain positions you don't draft in the first round (OG, C, TE, 3-4 OLB, 3-4 DE) and there are certain positions you tend to have a lot of success with in the first round (DE, CB, S, WR). Obviously, if you know what you are doing with certain positions you can find good ones and develop them. The Fox regime's forte has always been with DBs, DL, and OL (more recently). They haven't exactly had a lot of success with WR and QB. Therefore, they need to look for guys with more talent to work with.
I also think that there are two can't miss prospects in this year's WR crop (Tate and Bryant). We probably won't get either because they are both going in the first round but my other hope is that we at least have talks with the Broncos about Brandon Marshall. We have a new, young QB that needs a lot of targets. He can't look at Steve Smith every time and right now Steve is the only legit option we have at WR. IMO it is by far the most glaring need for our team.
However, I will say that the 2011 class has ridiculous talent at a few positions. Green, Jones, and Floyd are all coming out at the WR position. Locker and Luck will both be in the QB class. Not planning ahead already for 2011 but that is one reason I wouldn't trade to get into 2010 first round...a lot more talent in 2011 IMO.
Edited by unicar15, 04 April 2010 - 10:34 PM.