Here's the thing guys...
DT has been a weakness of this team ever since we traded Kris Jenkins to the Jets. At least we've had Steve Smith at WR. Gettleman came from an organization that clearly valued building a strong DL. Star at #14 was an absolute no brainer. He was the best player available and he addressed a huge need. I don't think anyone has a problem with that pick. I understand some questioning the Short pick at #44, but even with Star in the fold, we still had a need at DT. Star and Short should form a formidable pair of DTs for us. Plus, what WR would you have rather had at #44? Woods went off the board at #41 and the next WR that went was Aaron Dobson at #59 and he was the only WR that went between #44 and the end of the 2cd. Let's see, reach on a WR or take a better prospect at another position of need?
I was a little surprised we double dipped at DT, but I posted prior to the draft that it wouldn't shock me. As far as free agency goes, we didn't have much money to play with. I think Gettleman sees Smitty as still a legit #1, LaFell a decent #2, then we have a bevy of guys to compete for the rest of the roster - including Hixon and Ginn who he brought in via free agency. With the cap situation he inherited, that's about the best he was gonna do.
I fully expect us to try to find a successor to Smitty this coming off-season, be it FA, the draft, or both. The way the chips fell this year, it made sense to bolster our DL. I expect us to really look at OT and WR next year.