When Death Smiles Upon You the Infantryman smiles back
WVdolphan "Ireland gets it.
And those who also get it, know that Ireland gets it. Those who are clueless are still concerned about cornfed and the running game"
WVDOLPHAN "The last thing this team should be worried about is the OC(offensive corn). When you add it all up, its really a pretty solid OC"
I thought I gave MY take and not someone else's on this thread and the thousands of other posts I have here...with that said here is MY take...
* Taylor is a better pick than Kelce because he plays a more important position.
* Taylor is a fit within Miami's system
* I would have thought Taylor would have gone earlier so I think it is a value pick. I had him mocked to Atlanta for example.
* Sims is a better inline blocker than Kelce. For as big as Kelce is, his blocking leaves a lot to be desired. Sims is an athletic big man that could provide matchup issues. Kelce has a chance to be a nice player (he will create match up issues too). It is not that I think Kelce stinks, but getting Sims in the 4th vs. taking Kelce at 54 is a no brainer.
* In terms of your mock, you got some nice players. However, for someone that ripped the current CB group all offseason, you did little to address that spot in the draft. Between Taylor, Davis (did not like this pick) and Don Jones the team made a bid to improve the situation. Jordan Poyer is not a solution.
I think even if Atlanta had stayed put they would have still took Banks over Taylor.
Not trying to start a fight because too many seem to get offended when you actually have debate in your convo.
Also would you have taken Sims over Kelce if they were both available. Personally i wouldnt.
Another thing is the more I look at draft it made no sense to trade up for Will Davis he just doesnt seem that special a placer and there was still some good corners left.
I can sort of understand CK thinking on corner because to me once Banks was gone I did not see a year one starter left. I still would have drafted two corners if I missed on Banks in my mock
Had Taylor ahead of Banks well before the draft. I'd take Amerson over Banks.
You should know by now that kind of thing means less than nothing to me.
Once certain guys were off the board, Poyer stood out to me as being available. I'd have targeted B.W. Webb and Kayvon Webster before Poyer but Kayvon came off too quick and Webb came off just before I wanted him.
I believe in value picking. I believe need picking is a necessary evil at times but you have to mostly stick to value. So if you're going to criticize me that I entered a draft with needs at corner, defensive end, tackle, tight end, tailback, wide receiver, safety, defensive tackle and kicker, and that I didn't come out of this draft having properly addressed one or two of those positions, I'm going to turn that right back on you and criticize you for thinking I even should be able to address all that in one draft.
I think both players are plenty fast to play cb but Banks ran in shorts almost like Pat Surtain who turned out pretty good.
Banks always seems to open hips early but I dont remember him getting beat deep all that much.
I think he is faster than his timed speed.I personally think Taylor technique is not good at all, but he is fast and physical
Of Banks, Amerson, Taylor, and Poyer, Taylor is the only one I'd trust to play Man on the perimeter for any extended period. I think Amerson can do any of the things you'd ask Banks to do, and he's the better athlete with better ball skills.
And I'm glad Ireland is the GM and not some of these guys on this site.