But he wasn't drafted as a free safety. He was drafted as a strong safety and when he couldn't start there as a rookie we got Reid and suddenly he was relegated to backup or to try a different position. And he never had the speed to play nickel or single high. And there is a huge difference in cover 1, 2 and 3 in terms of the amount of distance you cover and the speed you need to play the position.
I always wondered if Gaulden was Hurney's pick or one of the coaches. Hurney goes for the fast athletic guy who can play multiple positions and Gaulden was never described as fast or particularly athletic. I remember thinking it was a unusual pick at the time.
Ultimately Dave Tepper is going to pick someone.
no matter who that is, I expect a total explosion.
every single choice out there has like 5-10% that will say they love it, 20-30% that will say they are watching reserved and the last 60-75% are going to hate anyone hired. It’s just what happens.