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?
Do you even understand what you are typing?
You don't take a flyer on a player with a second round draft choice, especially when you are rebuilding....good lawd.
We do need immediate needs, but much more importantly we need that second round pick next year. It was a bone head move, just like the EB pick.