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#1 Squirrel

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:30 PM

Am I the only one that thinks that is a waste. A good guard can be had in free agency at a decent price.

Yeah I know we are over the cap!


But the point being I would rather see the team take a OT,DT,DE,(WR in usual years) or cornerback in the first and pick up a guard in FA or later rounds.


Also speaking of WR we defiantly need to wait til the 2nd round before we pick one up. None of the WR's in this years draft are true 1st round draft picks.

Austin to small
Patterson to green
Allen to injured

Those are the only WR's that are talked about possibly being drafted in teh first. There is plenty of WR talent in the 2nd or 3rd round (if we trade down or get a 3rd round pick). But those 3 dont scream 1 year starters. Which is what a 1st round pick should be.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:31 PM

you aren't the only one.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:35 PM

I think it's a complete waste. That position doesn't hold any value. Decent G's are too easy to find.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:38 PM

I dunno honestly. Yea you can find a good guard in free agency. But from what I've seen from Warmack it seems like he can give you that something extra, turning a 15 yard gain into a touchdown from a block.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:40 PM

you don't need a probowler. you just need some guy that doesn't get pushed around much, who can open a hole or two, and doesn't get many holding calls or false starts. basically just some guy who isn't a liability. they aren't hard to find and they don't cost a lot.

you could make a case for OT, but that has more to do with OTs in FA being expensive. still they take longer to look good than other positions you could be picking up so you got to be ready for that.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:42 PM

I dunno honestly. Yea you can find a good guard in free agency. But from what I've seen from Warmack it seems like he can give you that something extra, turning a 15 yard gain into a touchdown from a block.

he wouldn't help enough to make up for not getting a good skills position in the draft and another OG in FA.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:42 PM

yea i mean you think about it. Theres been like what 2 guards in the last 40 or 50 years takin in the top 15. I know that number might not be right but it is close. That has to mean something, doesn't it. That said Warmack is a freak.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:44 PM

I'd take Cooper over Warmack if given the chance.

Unless we trade back a ways I don't want either.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:44 PM

There are 3 OTs, 2 DTs, 1 CB, 1 S, 3 DEs, 2 OLBs, 1 WR, and 1 G that I would love with the first. Thats 14 players. We will get one of these players for sure.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:44 PM

yea i mean you think about it. Theres been like what 2 guards in the last 40 or 50 years takin in the top 15. I know that number might not be right but it is close. That has to mean something, doesn't it. That said Warmack is a freak.

it wouldn't be that different from picking up a freak of a kicker in the first. sure...the guy might be a freak, but he'd still be a kicker. you just have to wonder about how important that position is compared to other ones and how easy they would be to replace without giving up so much.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:47 PM

it wouldn't be that different from picking up a freak of a kicker in the first. sure...the guy might be a freak, but he'd still be a kicker. you just have to wonder about how important that position is compared to other ones.



Eh, I think that is a bit extreme. Comparing a kicker to a guard is a lot different. But i kind of get what you are saying.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:48 PM

i feel iffy about drafting a dt first too.

pp in the nfl are qb,lt,de,cb.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:48 PM

I don't understand the under appreciation of Warmack. He plays with an unbelievable amount of speed and power. With his size, he will be a difference maker for someones offense. If we are really going to keep all these backs I could easily see him being the pick. He can make a running lane all by himself.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:52 PM

i feel iffy about drafting a dt first too.

pp in the nfl are qb,lt,de,cb.


I couldn't disagree more about DT. It's a premier position.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:52 PM

I don't understand the under appreciation of Warmack. He plays with an unbelievable amount of speed and power. With his size, he will be a difference maker for someones offense. If we are really going to keep all these backs I could easily see him being the pick. He can make a running lane all by himself.

but he's just a guard. you just need serviceable. some skill position or even OT or DT would be of more benefit to the team. you can find what you need in FA easily enough without giving up so much. some of the other positions we are looking at and need would be too costly in FA. you've got to look at a bigger picture than him just being a stud OG.


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