Re: I'm shocked at our draft
posted at 4/27/2013 8:48 PM EDT
I'm a bit indifferent right now. I really wanted more of an interior pass rushing presence in a strong DT draft, who could eventually take over for Wilfork. But, that's BB never take from the strength of the draft.
I like Collins before he was drafted and thought they'd grab him in the 3rd. Amazing athletic freak who can get to the passer and is an above average coverage LB too. I thought with A. Wilson he'd play that SS/LB role but Collins (a coverted SS) has the ability to play it too. Just not sure his role was a priority enough to take with your first pick. However, I still like Collins as the pick.
Dobson I'm on a wait and see mode. I've been crying for a big WR with great leaping ability for the red zone in the last 3 drafts and Dobson certainly fills that role. I'm a bit concerned by him coming from a small receiver tree (hard to gauge route running ability from such a tiny tree) and he did have trouble gaining separation from a weaker secondary opponents. But overall he has good upside and hopefully a quick learner.
Ryan I'm not so high on. I just hate the fact that he gets grabby down the field and doesn't turn is head. That's a huge problem with our current CB's imo and in this flag happy league I worry about PI calls with his style of play. Ultimately I also think he might be moved to a FS role like McCourty
Harmon I'm really not fond of the pick. You have T. Wilson who you spent a 2nd on and was suppose to be groomed for the SS role and you just signed A. Wilson t a 3 year deal. Was therereally a need for another SS in the 3rd? I cold se taking a chance on a kid in the mid day 3 but with a 3rd rounder? The amount of time it took to take him I think they were trying to trade ot and maybe take him later but whn they ran out of time they just grabed someone hy had on their board
Boyce I like the pick overall. He's a quick outside guy that's built like a RB and can get off the line. One complaint I've had with our former WR's is that they could get man handled at the line. With Boyce I don't think that will be a problem and he has the frame to take hits and be durable. Nice overall pick but another kid I look at who had solid production but nothing that really stood out.
The 7ths are 7ths, anything from them is a bonus but we were pretty deep already so I don't imagine much more then camp bodies who have shots to make the team from them.
Overall, a good draft. Not what I wanted but beyond Harmon no one I can really complain about