Prior to the draft doesn't mean squat since we traded away next years 2nd to select him. It is about long term, not this season.
And for one second are you telling me that RG and possibly C on the O line do not need to be addressed?
Not to mention CB..good lord, Marshall is not under contract, and our nickle back is 5,7.
OL and CB are huge needs for this team, only dwarfed by DT.
It was a horrible choice to trade away future draft picks for "project" players....ala AE and Brown.
Doesn't "long term" and "project" kind of coincide?
Anyhow, the point is that you only have so many draft choices each year. Some are made to make immediate impacts while others are made for subsequent years. We HAD to address WR this year, it was perceived by many to be the one missing piece to our offense. We did this. We drafted Lafell, Gettis and Guy all players with College WR experience and took a flyer on Edwards as a project.
We drafted some DB's late in the draft like usual and if things don't pan out it will be addressed year to year. So look for CB's to be big on next years board if things continue as they are, along with OL depth.
Your sceaming about immediate needs but at the same time pandering for draft picks for the future. Can't have both. Marshall isn't under contract for next year, but he is for this year. He was here we can draft a replacement next year if we feel the need. You see how this works?