Probably 34 DE might be our deepest.....but your point is well made.
Other well stocked positions
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Actually I disagree. Patterson is a big upgrade to our WR depth and Brett can play too.
Manuel a huge upgrade over McGloin.
I understand your point, but no team can replace pro bowlers like Carr and Coop. Their age factors in too
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We struggled with big TE's and fast shifty small guys like Cooks, Maclin and Snead. Not saying we go 1st but if ones at the top of our board then by all means. Some of these guys are so versatile they could help us in all three aspects of the game. Talent still matters in the NFL and you can never have enough of it. This is one of He deepest and most talented CB drafts ever and we'd be insane not to take advantage of it....
Fa CB are very expensive , and it's ideal to draft your own. So I say it would be almost criminal not to draft at least one CB this year, and probably like two cb's. ( in today's football , you can never have enough quality cover cb's)
Think you were replying to me, right Mars?
I will grant that it is impossible to replace starting studs like Coop/Carr, and especially your starting QB.
a) do we feel confident of our QB2 holding their own and letting the other components of our team (running game/DEF) take over to win if Carr goes down? Unproven
b) I think our passing game will suffer even if Crabtree goes down. And Patterson? Need to see results on the field before accepting him as an upgrade over Roberts.
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We're also paying Smith and Amerson $14.5M next year. If we draft 2 rookies that can replace them we save around $10M a year for the next 3-4 years which would really help us with Carr, Mack and Coopers 2nd contracts. Adding youth to Joseph enables him to grow with guys.
This CB/DB class is very rare and we need to take advantage of it. A lot of these guys are very versatile and can play special teams so they will be contributing right off the bat. Good teams typically don't start rookies and IMO this is the perfect way to groom them.
I want at least two DB's from this draft and wouldn't be upset at all if we add two CB's and a S. You can never have enough good db's and the more we get the better the chance we find one that can play for the next 10 years if we find 2-3 it can only help us. We also need to keep pushing our veteran WR's and challenging them in practice and young rookies are great at that! So
Many reasons to go this direction in the draft.
F reaching for a DT, in a very weak DT draft, because it might be a need if MEJ gets hurt or Ward doesn't develop. We made those picks and we need to give them the opportunity to develop. We also have a gaping hoping at LB which reminds me that a guy like Peppers could even play some there. Go Raiders!!!
Hopefully with our few coaching changes, another year with the majority of our players/coaches being together, fewer "new" defensive starters, more experience, and hopefully better health... we will see that consistency come.
I'd like for us to Add two CB's and two S's. One higher and lower round of each. Then mix in a RB, LB and maybe a DT. Call it a day.
Something like this:
What would be better, is for us to trade the #1 and pick up an extra top 100 pick.
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