In this class? I don't think he should go any higher than the third round. I am almost certain there will be better receivers available at our pick in the first round, if we choose to go that direction. I think this draft is so strong at receiver, we could/should (assuming Cooper/White aren't at our pick in the 1st, which they won't be) wait until the 2nd to take a receiver and still come away with a reliable #2 with #1 potential.
I liked the direction you took with your mock draft by the way. You did a good job overall. I just think that Devin Smith would be a massive reach at our pick in the 1st, partially because of how strong this class is at receiver and partially because Smith isn't a first-round prospect. Not in my eyes, anyway. I view him the same I did Kenny Stills, who is another good player but somebody I wouldn't take in the 1st.
I can't speak much on the 2005 Steelers, but the 2008 Steelers had one of the greatest defenses of all-time. They didn't need a lot of weapons on their offense. So maybe if our defense gets that good... yeah.
If come draft day, Gettleman completely neglects improving the offensive line, then we will have something to talk about. Otherwise, I'm not sure what to take out of this. It isn't like Gettleman is going to say, "we're still not sure if Oher can solidify this group."
Anything past interviews? Like using the time you're supposed to be coaching your CURRENT team in the playoffs in order to talk to and hire your coaching staff at the new job you supposedly haven't even been offered yet by the rules?
Who says that happened? Maybe, just maybe, Quinn had already (during the interview) given them a list of names that he would want as his coordinator and Atlanta went ahead and hired them because they didn't want another team to end up snatching them up and time was running out?
There is nothing to see here. If there was a legitimate chance Atlanta was tampering, we would have heard something from someone by now, especially in this day and age.
I wonder if in the eventuality/possibility that Tom Brady and the NE offense rapes the Seattle defense, whether the Seahawks would have a legitimate grudge with the league to complain about the Falcon's tampering?
Tampering? Quinn already interviewed with the Falcons which is allowed. There is no tampering going on here.