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WaxOn WaxOff
03-16-2010, 09:48 PM
How many of you were asking for Pat Willis the year we took Ginn? I was. That was in spite of us having Zack and an up and coming (at the time) MLB out of Florida. I was asking for Willis and many on this site thought me crazy. Not taking Willis now looks like the crazy move. Why do I bring this up? Because the vast majority of posts here look to fill needs rather than BPA. With #12, I want us to go BPA, fill the holes later.

ColonelJ
03-16-2010, 10:15 PM
Ryan Mathews?

52CANES
03-16-2010, 10:20 PM
How many of you were asking for Pat Willis the year we took Ginn? I was. That was in spite of us having Zack and an up and coming (at the time) MLB out of Florida. I was asking for Willis and many on this site thought me crazy. Not taking Willis now looks like the crazy move. Why do I bring this up? Because the vast majority of posts here look to fill needs rather than BPA. With #12, I want us to go BPA, fill the holes later.

What if BPA is a QB or LT?

3rdandinches
03-16-2010, 11:08 PM
I was asking for P.Willis because we had Zach! What better way to help a young LB but to have a great mentor for a year. We all knew ZT's days we're numbered and the transition to a new leader on the defense was set up beautifully and then we drafted Ginn!

roy_miami
03-16-2010, 11:09 PM
Tebow?

TedSlimmJr
03-16-2010, 11:14 PM
I was a strong proponent of Willis.....I believe my exact words were "he would beat out Zach or Crowder with one arm.....literally".....

...which was sort of tongue and cheek...but not really.....because I watched him dominate with literally one arm in the SEC....

Willis would've beaten out Zach just like Zach beat out Del Rio as a rookie......allowing Miami to trade him for something instead of eventually letting him go for nothing...

I was in rebuilding mode....while the team was still in "hang on to the fan favorites too long and try to win now mode"......

Clipse
03-16-2010, 11:27 PM
The BPA in this case will probably fill a need.

Namor
03-17-2010, 12:03 AM
Stock pile talent..always ...DO NOT reach for a need. This was Shula's downfall in
his later drafts.

Dogbone34
03-17-2010, 12:07 AM
BPA at #12 could be CJ Spiller

Clipse
03-17-2010, 12:23 AM
BPA at #12 could be CJ Spiller
The only "BPA" I would pass on. We don't need Reggie Bush.

outlawd2u
03-17-2010, 09:37 AM
I have been saying this all along, take the best player... you really can't go wrong if you do. Obviously within reason though, I mean there's no way they're taking a QB or LT.

Chubby
03-17-2010, 09:44 AM
Take BPA at a position of need. Yes you can sit here and play higndsight all day long but it would be dumb this year to pass on a starting OLB, Starting FS or Starting WR to draft a player who will be a backup for a couple of years, thats just insane to do in the first three rounds. (QB not included). Its safe to start taking BPA around round 4 anything prior to that is foolish.

With the state of this franchise and the huge wholes we have at a good amount of positions we better pray we hit and hit hard on our 3 first picks of the draft.
Chubbs

jlfin
03-17-2010, 10:31 AM
Stock pile talent..always ...DO NOT reach for a need. This was Shula's downfall in
his later drafts.

Exactly. For those who don't agree, I have 2 words..... BILLY MILNER

Chubby
03-17-2010, 10:41 AM
Exactly. For those who don't agree, I have 2 words..... BILLY MILNER
In an age of 1 bad season and your fired, coaches do not and will not pick BPA.
chubbs

fgrocker
03-17-2010, 10:58 AM
How many of you were asking for Pat Willis the year we took Ginn? I was. That was in spite of us having Zack and an up and coming (at the time) MLB out of Florida. I was asking for Willis and many on this site thought me crazy. Not taking Willis now looks like the crazy move. Why do I bring this up? Because the vast majority of posts here look to fill needs rather than BPA. With #12, I want us to go BPA, fill the holes later.

Following this logic, we would have drafted Quinn, as everyone expected:

http://www.footballsfuture.com/2007/prospects/

I remember hoping that Thomas would fall to us, and wishing for Willis/Okoye/Revis when our pick came up. I just inherently hate any ND football players and Duke basketball players.

fgrocker
03-17-2010, 10:59 AM
Stock pile talent..always ...DO NOT reach for a need. This was Shula's downfall in
his later drafts.

It's OK to reach as long as you reach within a certain limit. Unfortunately, our FO at the time got caught up in Hester and Hall's return skills and had Ginn much higher on the board than most other teams.

Aqua and Orange
03-17-2010, 11:08 AM
How many of you were asking for Pat Willis the year we took Ginn? I was. That was in spite of us having Zack and an up and coming (at the time) MLB out of Florida. I was asking for Willis and many on this site thought me crazy. Not taking Willis now looks like the crazy move. Why do I bring this up?

To brag?

foozool13
03-17-2010, 11:36 AM
100% agree to take the BPA..but like what if its an O-linemen, DB, DE, or QB?

Needs have to matter...BUT I do not agree with REACHING for a need.

AT #12 there could be 2 BPAs essentially that also fill a need.

PhinsTD
03-17-2010, 12:03 PM
Dez Bryant and Earl Thomas both fill significant needs and aren't reaches. All of the OLB's are projections and reaches to me at #12.