Originally posted by jreff22:Originally posted by genus49:Originally posted by jreff22:Originally posted by genus49:
See Detroit Lions for reasons why not.
How about ...YES!
See Philadelphia Eagles for reasons why
Another one? Really?
What am I seeing from the Eagles? Did they win a superbowl that I missed at some point?
Honestly I don't even know wtf you're talking about. If your example is that they drafted Maclin this season...at pick #19...after drafting Jackson in teh 2nd round.
So why are they a good example of spending back to back top 10 picks on receivers who are very similar?
Because spending two some what high picks on the same position isn't a bad idea. We don't have the depth or actual playmakers at WR to leave it alone. If Crabs or Morgan went down we are left with nothing. Every great team that will be in the playoffes usually has 2 great WR's...we don't yet. Plus we need a return guy which Bryant is.
You know what great playoff teams have too? A very good defense. A great D and pass rush > great receivers - just see the Pats vs Giants superbowl for that.
And as far as the actual bolded part...let's take a quick look at probably playoff teams
Colts - Wayne and who else? Garcon?
Bengals - Ocho and ?
Pats - Moss and Welker
Chargers - Vincent Jackson?
Saints - Colston and ?
Vikings - ?
Cards - Fitz and Boldin
Dallas - Austin and ....Williams?
The thing is most teams don't have 2 top receivers. A lot of teams have a #1 receiver and a guy who compliments him well or a couple of decent receivers.
Receivers just don't impact games as much as other positions. Don't get me wrong I like Bryant and his game but we cannot afford to draft a receiver so early in the draft again.
Josh Morgan has been playing much better and he's a pretty good #2 receiver.
We'd do a lot better drafting a guy like Dexter McCluster in the 3rd to go along with an OT and OLB int he first round.