Overall I'd say it was very much the draft of a 7-9 / 6-10 team
Edds they were probably unlucky with given the bad injury he had, Jones has played well this year, Carroll had a nightmare the other day but he was steady before then
It's the first few picks (where you need to have difference-makers) that this draft failed. I had no problem with picking the DT in the first if he was as good as advertiised but he simply isn't very good wherever he's played
I can see the OP must be an Ireland fan to be rating that draft fair.....lol.......bet lets back track a little bit here. He messed up the draft even before the draft started by trading his 2 round pick plus another 2nd for Marshall. Then he "tried" to cover his mistake by making a trade so he could get the 2nd round pick back. By doing that he missed on drafting a much needed playmaker at Safety and instead drafted a position which was the strongest we had on the team.Then knowing we needed a playmaking TE he decided not to draft one at all and passed on at least 2 that could end up in the HOF. Like other have said, he made 1 single good move in that draft(Jones)and that was it. I still can't believe that he drafted yet another lineman in that draft with the first pick when that was about the last thing we needed.Think about it. You win by making plays. When you combine the plays all those guys have made for us since 2010, how many plays do you come up with?
Ireland messed up that draft big time and he'll do it again if he's still here in april.
We had Starks, Langford, McD, and Merling at that time, the same type of players as Pee Wee, and they did well the year before. We also had Feg retiring, Soliai looking like a huge bust, and failed to get a NT in FA. The plan was to have Starks play NT, which depleted our rotation at 3-4 DE. I did not like the Odrick pick but, the position was not as good or deep at the time, compared to what it turned out to be.
Getting 6 of 8 NFL players, with 4 NFL starters 3 years later, was not a bad draft. It just lacked the play maker to make it above fair, and what Phans so desperately wanted.
He's not going to pressure the QB as much as Starks does though. Starks not only pushes his man back, he typically disrupts and gets a hand in the face of the QB, requiring him to shuffle in and out of his pocket. That gives DEs a solid chance of sacks or strips.
I remember wanting dez bryant, brandon graham or dan williams.
with the exception of bryant, I'd say I'd be just as sour on graham or williams as some are with odrick. Odrick has shown at times he can get the job done, and other times he seems like he's going backwards. IMO, to make the thread as accurate as possible, we need to evaluate only who is left after our odrick pick to come to a conclusion how bad the pick was, because after the trade, there was simply not going to be a gresham, earl thomas, JPP drafting.... It was guys who were left on the board that were available...guys like patrick robinson, jerry hughes, javhid best, and kyle wilson. and maybe a few picks from the top of the 2nd round.
Thank the lord we didn't draft Jerry Hughes. At least Odrick lets us run stuff. Hughes is absolutely worthless.
sorry, everytime someone wants to examine a draft and say "this draft sucks because we don't have any stars etc" I think back to a wonderful study datruth did in examining drafts over a 5 year period. Upon closer review he found that anything over 40 percent player retention and 1 to 2 impact players was a good to excellent draft. If jones is a bonifide top 10 safety and we keep 4 or 5 guys from that draft on the team as starters, then 2010 was a success.