No mention of Ron Edwards. Kearse was OK, and Shirley was not bad at times. Fua and McClain were awful.
It seems like we have the same opinion on the DTs, it's just that you're more satisfied with what we have, which amounts to a line that was abysmal against the run (dead last) and average against the pass. It's not good enough in this league.
I agree with the Brockers comments. He is risky, however, and MH usually plays it pretty safe in the first round.
there are like 5 people at most in any given draft that are safe investments. Newton was far from polished at the time he was drafted, the thing was that Marty saw in him a willingness to utilize his talents and improve his game. I see the same traits in Brockers.
So much of what we do depends on injury. Davis, Otah, Hogan, Schwartz, Gettis, and Beason.
well then that should help convince you to invest in DT seeing as how it's been decimated with injuries the past few years.
We really would not be drafting a RT. We would draft a LT.
Kalil is the only guy that would walk in to start at LT immediately. Anyone else would start at RT to begin with
Gross is 32 and might be ready to move to the RT.
Many franchise LTs start well into their mid-thirties
Even if we put our pick on the right side, we have our LT of the future. We could then cut Wharton and his $8 million contract. (he was average with a pro bowler salary). Sign a LB and S in free agency. Let Bell, Schwartz, Z. Williams, Gary Wiliams, Ziemba compete for the G jobs. You would then have depth at LT. Tired of watching Wharton play out there. If Otah plays, then great. Let him play. He is a free agent at the end of the season, and if he stays healthy, he will want big money. You need a T anyway.
there are a lot of misconceptions in this paragraph.
only one team in the top 10 offensive line rankings this season had 2 first round tackles starting for them.
I disagree about WR. We have a 33 year old little guy, a guy coming off knee surgery, and Lafell, who managed to have a decent year vs. second and third CBs.
then look at one in free agency, which is saturated with good WRs. I only said we shouldn't be drafting a WR in the first round.