I gave it a C, not very impressed at all.
I gave it a C, not very impressed at all.
It sucked and I am disappointed
We filled MOST of our needs....interior lineman, speed receiver, strong/physical runningback. PLUS we got a couple guys that can make an immediate impact on defense/special teams with the last couple picks. I love the fact the several of our draftees have a history of versatility, meaning they can play multi positions if needed.
I have a feeling we will bring in a veteran QB to compete or even take over the starting spot from Henne. Palmer, Orton, VY, and Kolb have all been mentioned. IMO, Orton would benefit from a change of scenery and would do well with Marshall and the rest of our receiving corps, which got a HUGE speed upgrade with Gates.
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I gave it a c... Wasnt Really impressed but sky isnt falling either... wish we had picked up Yeates... OH Well...
B. I liked this draft. They played it smart. The OL now has the 3 1st round picks and 2 3rd round picks. That's a lot of talent. It's hard to ask for more than that on the OL. Daniel Thomas can come in and start making a name for himself right away at RB. We need a free agent next to him to help out while he gets his feet wet in the NFL. But Thomas could carry much of the load at RB.
Gates is the homerun WR we needed. He can return kicks as well. He could push Hartline for a starting WR spot as well.
Charles Clay is an interesting pick. He could end up being a playmaker on offense. He probably won't be ready to start anywhere this season. Fasano still has a hold on TE. But Clay has skills at TE and can run the ball. So he will be another weapon for the offense.
The late picks on defense are question marks. A big NT and a DB. The DB has personal issues in the past where he was charged with murder in a domestic dispute. That's awful, but he seems to be innocent and trying to get away from that turmoil. I don't know what will happen with those 7th round picks. But they'll compete. And who knows?
Overall, good draft. Made the most out of what you had. I would have liked to see at least one superstar on offense, but they played it safe. And you never know if Thomas or Gates will blow up and be something.
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I would give this draft a A-. We drafted our needs, even though they weren't sexy picks. We got speed at WR, which we really could use. We got a good interior lineman along with what looks to be like a solid RB. Overall, I'm very satisfied with this draft.
Given the missing second round pick, I give the draft a B-. I would have preferred taking the best player available, but the focus on offense will help the team a lot. Ireland and Sparano are clearly focused on short term success. It is hard to blame them, but it might end up hurting us in the long term. I gave them the B- minus for not reaching and for the Pouncey and Gates picks. I do not know enough about Thomas to comment.
its been the same way the previous draft have been ran by this FO, safe picks, staying away from speed etc. I have not liked how the previous drafts made by this FO have turned out so I expect the same from this, I hate the 2nd pick btw...
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F for **** this FO and their offensive philosophy.
Missed out on Mark Ingram only to trade away too many picks for a 2nd-3rd tier RB. Then watched the Redskins grab our #2 WR in Hankerson with our original selection.
The individual picks are solid but the big picture looks bleek. Not a lot to be happy about here. Still obviously going with a ground and pound 3 yards and a cloud of dust offense. Gates has speed but will only be a 4th WR at best just like speedy Hartline.
We have the same offensive tools we always have the past few years to trudge down the field and settle for 3 points.
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