LOL, his Madden stats have him portrayed with the exact opposite strengths in comparison to the scouting report which says he's best in press/man. Madden has his press weak at 65 and 79 man while having 86 zone. BTW Madden also has Norman, Bene, and Ball all at 87 speed ouch!
Donny Moore, the guys who makes the Madden ratings, is a complete idiot though haha
If you knew how to read you'd see I was responding to topdawg talking about finding 1st round gems NOTHING ELSE, would you not agree Marty was good at that as well?
But since you want to bring up DG's "eye for talent" in the later rounds ill play...
4- Kugz (garbage)
5- Klein (serviceable, however Glanton did a better job once he came in due to AJ's injury)
6- Barner (garbage)
4- Boston (going to tred lightly here since he's from UNC but I thought DG reached, Boston played well before getting abused in Seattle. Way too early to judge this pick though)
5- Bene (very solid)
6- Gaffney (injured, waived, lost)
So leaving Boston out of this, he's gone 1/5 - 1.5/5 with Klein being serviceable.
You would've been better off saying Gettleman has done a better job finding UDFA's or players off the streets/waivers. (Brown, Norwell, Glanton, Remmers, Fozzy) I know I'm missing a few others too
Bringing in solid UDFAs = having an "eye for talent"
I like Stewart. I do. He's an excetionally talented back.... but his stock is high and now would be an excellent time to trade him and use a couple of picks on a RB in a deep draft class.
I'm not saying I'm endorsing it... But I am throwing it out there to gauge interest and as something to ponder. Would you do it? There's never going to be a better time than now, and it comes with a number of upsides.
Just seeing what the populace thinks.
He contract stinks and he has injury history. We wouldn't get anything note worthy.
Kevin Johnson just makes too much sense. First he is your prototypical size at CB, he is a ball hawk and a great all around corner, if he is there, he might very well be BPA at our pick. Not only that but if Norman has another good year he could command a pretty sizeable contract.
I see Norman as this year's Greg Hardy (minus the off field stuff ofcourse) in that he might just be one of those really good players that Gman just isnt willing to break the bank for.
Kevin Johnson is Josh Norman insurance. Not to mention Norman is 27 going on 28 while Kevin Johnson will be only 23 by the time the NFL season starts and will be cheaper by a wide margin on his rookie deal. In my mind Kevin Johnson just makes too much sense. Great size, great CB and might very well be BPA. Picking him would have a ripple effect, not only will we be getting a great CB, we will have a lot of cap savings in having him replace a older Josh Norman at fraction of the cost. Oh and we also visited with him twice.
This makes no sense.
Hardy's off field stuff is the reason Gettleman (and the rest of the league) "just isn't willing to break the bank".
You can't say Norman is this year's Hardy "minus the off field stuff" because then there is no comparison.