Posted by ATJ
BB has whiffed on 68% of his first-third round picks, from 2006-10.
Even if this Wilson kid pans out, was it really necessary to take him at #48? Couldn't and shouldn't have BB traded down from 48? Do you deny that other players who were available at #48, such as Vinny Curry, Devon Still, Jerel Worthy, Kendall Reyes, Brandon Thompson, CBs Josh Robinson and/or Trumaine Johnson, better prospects than Wilson? Was Wilson that much better a prospect than safety Brandon Taylor of LSU, who had a better track record than Wilson, and was a team captain? Taylor was taken in round three.
Sorry...but I see the above as legitimate questions. Was BB that concerned that San Diego would take Wilson, at #49? Even if so...was Wilson that much better a prospect than Brandon Taylor, who was taken in round three?
The Pats missed the boat here. They could have and should have traded down, and...with later round picks, could have still gotten their man. Or, if San Diego did take Wilson, they had a fall-back option with Taylor. If no trade-down, either Still, Worthy, or Thompson should have been the choice at #48.
Have you just read where the Pats resigned the ancient Gerard Warren? Would that have been necessary if the Pats had added one of those young DTs? Wouldn't it be great for the DT rotation to infuse it with some youth...and give BB the option of occasionally resting the 30 year old Vince Wilfolk?