Originally posted by GoFD74:
I don't see Spiller or Bryant as "splurges." They're top notch athletes and playmakers on offense...IMO, we're not good enough yet to pass on those types of players.
Neither of those guys are a sure pick. Bryant has some questions about him and doesn't provide much compliment to Crabtree.
I don't want us to draft either player in the first round(and we know they wont be around in the 2nd) because we have other holes to fill and despite what people think we have BIG holes.
RT and OLB are huge needs. People see some sacks and a couple of games with decent pass protection(against mediocre pass rushing teams) and everyone forgets about how terrible those really are for us.
I'm a big Lawson fan but he hasn't been able to rush the passer consistently, neither has Haralson or Brooks. We need that 1 guy who is a stud and the other team has to gameplan for. You get one guy like that and the guy on the other side will look 3 times better.
If we HAD to draft either Spiller or Bryant it sure better be Spiller as he could produce in various spots on the offense and actually provide a different threat to opposing teams.
If we have just size/possession type receivers there doesn't leave much for the defense to think about. They don't need to worry about covering certain routes.
Ideally I want a situation like the pats do with Moss(Crabtree) and Welker(whomever) where you have a bigger receiver and a quick mofo who can take a quick pass and pick up a first down.
I realize Crabtree doesn't have the speed or talent of Moss but that was the best example out there of size and speed working together.