I would love Warmack. However...
Gettlemen made a very interesting statement. He said the free agent market is pretty good because the cap is flat--money is limited. He also mentioned one-year contracts. Would he find the shopping cheaper in free agency for Guards or for CBs or WRs? In the draft, the players are paid based on where they are drafted. In free agency, positions have their own pay range. I think we will have a litte room in free agency after we make some moves.
Gettlemen also described the core of a winning team: QB, touchdown makers, and pass rush. (He then mentioned big guys). I think we have a QB, we have pass rushers (so did the Giants when they tool Pierre-Paul), so that leaves TD makers and big guys. What does a G cost in free agency? What about a WR?
I think we are more likely to draft a WR early and a G later, based on this one-sided logic. We need depth at G, so you take one in the fourth round and sign a vet to a one-year contract. If you draft Warmack, then sign a WR late to play behind a one-year contract free agent, the free agent costs more and the fourth rounder probably has less of a chance of starting. Whew. This is complex!
Again, I would LOVE Warmack and I think a RG is our biggest need. However.....
Lets do this in Salary formulas:
WR (or CB) salary = G salary; Guards taken in the middle rounds are more successful than WRs (or CBs) taken in the middle rounds.
WR (or CB) salary > G salary
THEREFORE, smart money drafts the skill players and finds the RG later in the draft (supported by 1-year contract veteran).
These are not your Hurney's Panthers anymore.
Gettlemen also came from an organization with superb Offensive Line play in the Giants. Eli went through a period last year in which he had like 250 drop backs without being sacked and that's an immobile QB. So the future is kind of bright for us. When you have a coach who is not so bright, you need a winner to manage their stupidity. I'm still mad about him taking a knee with 50s left and 2 time outs left.
As far as the big guy statement, one thing I always believe is that Steve Smith, although great, is too short to be a #1. Look at it this way, the Giants have Victor Cruz, and guy who can do everything Smith can do, but he is not their primary. The future is looking bright with this new GM. He is seeing what the fan is seeing.