Round 1: Taco Charlton (DE)…Talented linemen, and from Michigan (Ross happy).
Round 2: Jarrad Davis (LB)…Intense, undersized M-LB)
Round 3: Isaac Asiata (G)… Powerful, with good athletic quickness for size.
Round 5: Corn Elder (DB)…Very smart, great anticipation, for slot
Round 5: Ben Boulware (LB)…Very smart, great instincts.
Round 5: Jon Toth (C)…One of the better pass-blocking Centers.
Round 7: Bryan Cox (LB)…Good potential, with good genes.
I'll take James b/c that pick led to Landry. I'll take work ethic and by far the most exceptional hands out of all 2014 drafted WR's (only 2.5% drop rate @ LSU. Well to do college WR's avg 6-7%) over a little flash n dash any day. Plus, you can't ask too much more out of James so far as he looks to start from day one at RT (though, it could be argued that wasn't a difficult spot to upend).
Brandin Cooks is gonna light it up in this league imo
Well...it's early but they both appear to be good players.
Courage....is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway....John Wayne
Cooks is the superior player but I can see why James was the pick. He's a good starting right tackle and it was a HUGE need. This is one of the rare cases where need outweighs BPA because your quarterback was sacked 58 times the year before. I had him as a mid/late round 1st so it's not like they reached for him, he's a plug and play RT. If they would have been able to seal the deal with Zach Strief, then Cooks should have been the pick. James was a good pick.