hoops scoops 2012 season ..."in 2014 ryan tannehill etches his name in stone amongst the games elite qbs"..."ryan tannehill and andrew luck will carry the afc for the next decade plus the way peyton manning and tom brady have this last decade plus"
Screw this OL pick. We need someone that will directly score us points - like a QB, RB, or WR. We need serious upgrades at our skill positions. A lot of the people here think Hartline is underated, but the reality is that he would be a 4th or 5th WR on any other team. Hartline will not pull double coverage off of Marshall. And Reggie Bush wont play 16 games next year. Skill position or bust for me.
I'm well aware that Columbo is the worst RT to ever play in the NFL, but we can replace him in FA or a later round pick. I really dont like the idea of drafting a G or a RT in the top 10.
If the Fins are able to land a QB in Free Agency, Reiff makes the most sense IMHO. It will not be the popular pick, but it makes the most sense. Tackles that can play in the NFL just dont fall from the sky, Colombo showed that. If you are going to spend money on a QB, you need to protect him - something the Fins had problems with last year. Plus, getting someone who can play LT and RT is a huge insurance policy against Jake getting hurt again. The Philbin Regime is riding on some popularity right now, it may allow the Fins to take an O lineman (again) and not have the fans go ape ****.
Another big problem besides QB is getting a pass rusher. It seems like landing a stud DE/OLB puts them closer to beating New England than another OL.
BTW. They have us taking Weeden rd 2, a G in 3, and safety in 4. Interesting but ultimately disappointing.
I would say the strongest position top 10 this year is OT, which is also our weakest position, so I say take the best one!
I dont get the fans who say no more lineman. If the Lions had followed the same principle, they never would have drafted Calvin Johnson!
Identify the 4 positions of strength in the draft, then double up on each........ if possible
Tailor Free Agency accordingly, so that your need is these 4 strengths
2014 draft - RB - WR - OT - OG
1-Carlos Hyde RB Ohio St.
2-Marcus Martin OG/C USC
3-Donte Moncrief WR Mississippi
4-David Yankey OG Stanford
5-Seantrel Henderson OT Miami
6-Laurent Duvernay-Tardif OT McGill
7-Jeff Janis WR Saginaw Valley St.