I see your point. But IMO you need to see something early out of a 1st rd pick. Statistically if you go back and look at the last 10-15 yrs worth of 1st rd DT's they are the highest percentage of busts. With the Glenn Dorsey, Tyson Jackson's of the world. Of course that is a risk with any player but history just shows 1st rd DT are risky.
Like you I just want the BPA whether that's Dline, Oline, whatever. I want a WR but it looks like best value is 2nd rd unless we trade back . I think Rivera can do more with less on the defense than Shula can with the offense. That's why I tend to want oline, then WR. But of course couldn't be mad about a legit #1 corner, or monster DT. A probowl talent/star at any of several positions would make us better.
Can't argue with any of that. With our needs we just have to add some athletes. Even in the later rounds we have to find some athletes.
I would feel better if Gettlemen was a College evaluator. Cuz that is the another area he is needing help to make his decisions. We drafted well last year, so I have some faith in the staff. But I just wish Gettlemen was a little bit more familiar with the draft.
Anyway you look at it. We are still young and learning. I would love to add some Vets to go along with the rookies. I want to be excited. Just doesn't seem to be happening as easily as I would like.
Still a bright future ahead though.