Re: Dominique Easley
posted at 5/9/2014 12:58 AM EDT
Try it THIS way:
In a game where passing is paramount DT is one of the least rated positions. QB, WR, LT, RT, DE, OLB, CB, S, TE, those are the highest rated positions.
Now who is going to even consider taking a DT in the top 5? Yet very many were saying Easley was easily a top 10 pick and some even saying he was a top 5 pick. That says something about how freakishly good he can be.
And you know more! You know he will work himself back to top line status because he has done it before.
The whole question is about whether he will be able to stay on the field. If yes he could be a bigger factor than anyone since Seymour was in his prime. He could be Gronkesque.
As for when we picked him. Imagine we trade back to early second round and Denver picks him in round 1. Imagine he is healthy and is on the field come playoff time. That could be a game changing player. But playing for Denver and against us rather than the other way round.
I don't find fault with not trading back and not waiting. Either you take the guy or you don't. BB evidently thought if he is going to be on the field you don't want to lose him. Make the risk ONLY whether he is healthy, not whether he is playing against you.
Imagine what he could do to the Jets if he is healthy... and Manning.... and either Kapernic, Wilson, Brees or Rodgers.