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Our Falling Draft Pick + Keenan Allen

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#1 arc



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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:36 AM

I've been thinking (along with many here) we are gonna be a top-5 pick this year but we've got 5 games left with the Raiders, Chiefs, the flailing Chargers, and rematches against the Saints and Falcons on the board.

On the other end, you have the likes of the Browns, Raiders, Eagles, Chiefs, & Jags pretty much already ahead of us pick wise atm. Even more so, the Jets and Cardinals are the two other falling teams that may slip ahead of us by the season's end at the least.

So in this regard, we could be looking at a pick somewhere around 7-10 yet again.

It then got me thinking if the likes of Star, Joekel, and Hankins are off the board the top lineman on both ends are basically out of play.

Given this situation, Keenan Allen could be right there for us and not a reach.

Would you do it if we are sitting 7-10 with no Star, Joekel, or Hankins?

I mean, I think its safe to say we're good at DE and I believe getting a CB/FS in the FA or later rounds is a better bet than getting another Jarrett/Colbert/DJ Hackett/Keyshawn/Murphy type god forbid. Also, we're now looking at the second tier lineman when compared to Star and Luke on both sides of the ball. Go skill position if so and pick the best WR in the draft.

So to summarize:

If we fall down the draft board, get the best wideout in the draft

#2 carolina-chuck


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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:46 AM

No Star, Hankins or Joeckel = Panthers taking best WR available.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:14 AM

I'd rather get a stud DE, Jarvis Jones or Milliner. Why reach for a WR when the entire team needs an upgrade?

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:18 AM

Jarvis Jones will be a top five pick, and DE is pretty set on this team. Milliner I can agree with, but Jarvis will be long gone if we're not in position to pick Joeckel or Lotulelei....

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:39 AM

if the knee checks out fine, i would have no problems with taking Keenan there.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:44 AM

I completely agree with taking the best WR in the draft in that situation.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:36 PM

I wouldn't want to reach for a WR when we can get one in the second if need be. Need to get a bigtime impact player in round 1.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:38 PM

big uglies, big uglies, big uglies

trenches is where it is won and lost.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:42 PM

I'd love to have Keenan if those others aren't available.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:58 PM

I wouldn't want to reach for a WR when we can get one in the second if need be. Need to get a bigtime impact player in round 1.

Exactly why we should be targeting a WR this offseason.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:56 PM

Agreed. If Star, or Jake is off the board, we should either trade down(with a good offer) or take him.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:01 PM

Honestly expect us to win against the Chiefs and Raiders. Rounding us out to 5 wins, if that's the case take Allen.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:33 PM

Good points. DT, OL, or WR.

However, not just any WR. We need a #1, move Smitty to slot to end his career and improve his effectiveness, and then let Lafell have a career as the #2. Look for Joe Adams to eventually back up and replace Smitty. Gettis will get a good look to back up the other 2 spots.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:49 PM

Are there any safeties worthy of a top 10 pick? If not and Star, Hankins and Joeckel are off the board, then I'd go best CB or best WR

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:46 PM

I think you take the best player at a need, and I think #1 WR is a huge need. If you don't, you cannot see the wall that Smith has already started to hit. He would be great in the slot vs the #2 CB or nickel. The only WR I see good enough to play #1 as a rookie is Allen.

If you said you want a DE, then I scratch my head at your logic. Hardy? Johnson? Alexander? Keiffer? That group is coming of age and could be the best group of 4-3 DEs in the league.

We need a DT, WR, OT, OG, S, and CB.

I think we are going to cut Gamble and Gross, to free up about $15 million or so. I would also consider cutting Godfrey.

If so, our needs change dramatically. I would expect us to do something like sign a DT and CB in free agency. We would draft a LT and a WR in the draft.

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