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In response to PatsEng's comment:
Wow, you don't believe in injury prone players? Really? So guys that get injured often, more often than odds say should happen aren't injury prone? Well then Ras was a great pick, tremendous pick, excellent decision. Where is he? I'd rather have Sherman who is actually still playing than Ras right now, wouldn't you? This isn't hindsight either as I said when Ras was drafted that he was injury prone and most likely was a bad pick because he wouldn't stay on the field. 2 years later guess what he got cut because he can't stay on the field. Surprise surprise.
You certainly didn't tell us to take Sherman in the 5th round now did you, that would have been helpful, I'm glad you've had 4 years to digest the Ras pick and make your bold prediction come true, I mean after all it's not like the average career of an NFL player is three years... oh wait it is.
Gronk had a bulging disc coming out of college, was he also a bad pick? What about Vollmer, the best right tackle in the game, he was injured at times also, was he a bad pick, or Talib, he's been hurt in college and the pros, should we have passed on him as well...?
Your abilities to peer into the future are astounding, please offer Belichick your services, we could really use your ability of hindsight on draft day.
Gronk was a first round talent we took mid 2nd round. Great value at that spot although if he continues to get hurt than it isn't exactly a good pick either now is it?
Vollmer is a late 2nd round pick that has missed time which has hurt us when he has. But, they've provide proper backup (Cannon) so the drop off wasn't to bad they couldn't sustain it. Notice how they made sure they added the right depth even if he's the best RT in the game.
I couldn't have guessed at Sherman because I'm not an expert scout which should say something here about even I could tell Ras was going to be an issue. You try to make it should like I'm trying to prop myself up when in fact you are hurting your own argument. By poking fun at me you are essentially saying that someone as low on the scouting ability as myself was smart enough to see that Ras was an injury issue. So why couldn't they? I mean if a 5yr old points out a duck and says it's a duck then a bird expert says no thats a goose only to turn around and say yep that was a duck shouldn't you say well if an untrained observer could tell something so clearly that an expert couldn't maybe there is something wrong with the expert?