I am simply saying it does have an effect on our draft choices. Whether this is right/wrong good/bad productive/inhibitive is not the point. It makes us less likely to draft a WR in the first. Much less likely. Where before, WR was such a pressing need taking a WR early was almost unavoidable, now we can see how the draft
it took off some of the immediate pressure, but the pressure and dilemma is still there. we are still weak at WR for the long term. neither hixon or ginn are long term solutions. i mean they could be, but they signed one year deals.
the reality is that they have no solution for football without smitty. they aren't happy with the crop of WRs we have. if they see a guy who they (with their much superior eye than any pissy "expert" in the huddle) see as being a guy who can make a significant long term impact in the passing game....which is very likely...they will probably take him and bringing hixon or ginn in or having potential "studs" like gettis or pilares or that bryant guy isn't going to dissuade the team from picking him up.
they obviously have several areas they have keyed in on and the work that gettleman has done to shore up things on the roster has been to elevate the bottom of it, not address the top. they are still looking at mainly WRs, DTs, and DBs and the pick is going to be one of them.
perceived need or not, FAs acquired or not, they are going to draft one of the guys early that they are meeting with and they are going to likely focus most of the draft on those areas. we aren't more or less likely to address any of those because of what we've done prior to the draft.