A 7th round pick. That comes approx 220 picks after a 7th overall pick that literally no one is suggesting.
Last year we used a 7th round pick on terry Godwin and cut him. The only argument I could see is if we planned on using that pick for a kicker. Additionally, almost anyone that we are looking at in round 7, would likely be available 10 minutes later as an UDFA.
I believe that, I know alot of GMs tend to just treat day 3 as a jump start on undrafted free agents. I just don't like dishing out those larger signing bonuses (around 325k for a 5th rounder) to a player you know will be cut, especially for a team with so many holes to fill like this one.
If it's a jump start on UDFAs just grab a couple there where the signing bonus is 0-25k.
I know how important the position is to this team, and I don't care.
In the top ten, you should take the highest value that you possibly can, QB, WO, OT, DE. Those are the hardest positions to fill in the NFL. TE, DT, LB (non rushing), C, G, S.....those positions do not supply the same value.
Plus, I'm not big on drafting for need, especially in the top half of the draft, you go with the best available player, that isn't a strength of your team, while maximizing value.
Tell me, how many teams have drafted DT's in the top 10 over the past 5 years?