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Dion Jordan - Loved the pick, it showed Jeff Ireland had a sack, rather than playing the old "value" game, in which he sucks at getting anything out of the value.
Originally Posted by FinHopeful
Grimes - Was a good decision, can't deny that, however you have him on a one year "prove it" deal. Grimes went to the place where he would be a legit starter.
Ellerbe and Wheeler - I'm sorry, I was against both guys from the beginning, especially Wheeler. The fact that they are both on 5 year deals does me no good if they underachieve early on in those contracts from the production we would of gotten from Dansby and Burnett, both whom are better players IMO (Ellerbe was having his best game before the injury yesterday).
Tannehill - Who thought he was crazy for taking Tannehll? We needed a QB and the assumption was would Jeff Ireland take a QB when he was in a "win now" type of mode. The fans wanted a QB.
I mean people are arguing injuries, but that goes hand in hand with the lack of depth on this team, and when you miss on the amount of talent we've missed on in rounds 2-4, you have to point the finger at the GM. That is the core of your team.
People had a fun time kicking Jake Long out the door and point out his mishaps in St. Louis, and I'm not gonna lie, I didn't want him here for the money either . . . but one thing is for certain . . . the oline never looked this bad with Jake Long, even with his one shoulder and bad knee.
Dallas Thomas, a 2013 3rd round pick, can't sniff the field at guard or tackle when it's clear that we need help at both spots.
Will Davis & Jamar Taylor, 2nd and 3rd round picks from 2013, these guys have been hurt and its early obviously, but they sent Carroll back out with bad ribs over a healthy Taylor. Not good.
Jelani Jenkins, 2013, 4th round pick, again early and I like the speed he has for coverage, but he was lost in preseason and this LB core is weak. Trusnik, Freeney and Spitler all getting burn over him.
Jonathan Martin, 2nd round pick, slowly proving he may be nothing for than a depth guy in the NFL.
Michael Egnew, 3rd round pick, still not making plays at a position that is wide open for him to make them.
Lamar Miller & Daniel Thomas, running backs drafted in the 2nd and first pick of the 4th round . . . below average guys
Clyde Gates, 4th round pick, here one year and gone the next.
The only guy I've seen do work the past 3 drafts in the butter rounds is Olivier Vernon, 3rd round pick 2012, and yet people look at his sack numbers and think he's has been awful. Dude is a lunchpail run blocker who's starting to get a little pressure on the QB. If Ireland was expecting a big time pass rusher, he misevaluated this one as well.
These are the butter rounds, and sure its still early for several of those guys on the list, including Egnew, but I'm just showing you where there is very minimal impact amongst this group and in today's NFL you need guys from these rounds to be making much bigger impacts to have success. We just haven't seen it.
Last edited by Kdawg954; 10-07-2013 at 11:37 AM.