Besides, all the areas where we need playmakers (WR, TE) are reasonably thin in talent this year, so there's no point reaching on a player. I'm not ready to reach for Eifert at 12, let alone Keenan Allen or Tavon Austin.
Another point, look at the Giants. At the 2010 draft did they run with their already solid D-line, or did they take Jason Pierre Paul because he was the BPA?
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Very good point, and plays exactly into my point. While it isnt irelands second year, it will be philbins second year. We dont ground and pound and wildcat anymore, we arent looking to burn clock and settle for fieldgoals like with sparano. When philbin came on board, we all would have been smart to hit reset right than and there, because we need guys that fit philbins sytem, and weve been drafting guys.the.previous years for sparano and co.We dont have much elite talent, your right there. So i ask you, if lotulelei is 12th board on your board and keenan allen in 30rth bpa on yourboard are you telling me you take keenan allen because we need a wr?
Question for you, though. If you are advocating trading up for a DT, why not just re-sign Starks at that point? It would cost less.
At this point, I'm for adding elite talent at all positions. I absolutely wouldn't mind Lotulelei at #12 if the board comes out that way. Teams get in trouble when they start drafting for need in the top 2 rounds. I take talent every time. Lotulelei and Solai up front not only improves an already stout run defense, but also the inside pass rush. Better pass rush = Better coverage on the back end.
If I were to guess where Ireland is going with the 1st round pick, it would be best available between DE and CB. WR shouldn't even be a consideration at #12.