Re: Who would you take now?
posted at 10/16/2013 3:35 PM EDT
In response to NoMorePensionLooting's comment:
All this draft talk I had to sit down and take a look see under the hood. Drafting is tough? You better believe it. At this point in the season look at the #1s from this years draft. Who would you take now? Any names jump out in your mind as guys you read about every week as stud players? Hopkins in Houston...perhaps...but does he beat out Thompkins? The Rams are already leaking that Tavon Wilson is a bust.
The Pats took a look at 29 and said nahhh...and took Minn deal of #52,83,103 and 229 and turned it into Jamie Collins, Logan Ryan,Josh Boyce and a deal for Blount.
Ok, I'll play because I have been pretty vocal about draft picks I wanted over the years :p
13' - No secret I wanted interior DT early and actually wanted Collins in the 3rd. So I had Jon Hankins on my list, Marcus Hunt was up there, and the guy I really wanted was John Jenkins. And to be fair they still could have made the trade and gotten any of those guys I listed (Hankins with minor trade up). Now I still have hopes Collins can take over for Mayo's role and Ryan has been decent Boyce is MIA and adding another DT sure couldn't have hurt right now, esp a Jenkins who has started some games anchoring at the NT spot for the Saints
12' - Actually they did what I wanted and moved up to get a pass rusher so I'm perfectly happy :D
11' - I really wanted Wilkerson and he ended up going to the Jets which killed me. Imagine Wilkerson on this team right now. Now I know the pick ended up turning into either Jones or Hightower but still would have loved to see them move up that 33rd pick back into the first to grab Wilkerson over Ras. Even without Wilkerson I was still hoping for Sheard, Jarvis Jenkins, or Reed over Ras. I think MB wanted Cobb or Bowers too. Actually in the 2nd you almost couldn't go wrong picking DL that year except for Marvin Austin
10' - I'm actually pretty happy with the result but I know Kindle, Misi, and Dunlap were major names discussed on the board
09' - The year that should have been Clay Matthews. Even BB admitted he made a mistake with that one. I don't know a single draft thread poster that wasn't screaming for him to be drafted. Yeah, it still hurts thinking BB admitted he should have by passed his body type numbers for Matthews