Originally posted by OnTheClock:
You know what? I'd be okay with this. Do I see it happening, though? Not really. I think we'll take an OL in round one almost guaranteed.
I'd only be okay with this if we landed those exact players (or better) in the 2nd/3rd. Except for Wang. Stay away from him. He has fast feet because he's a converter tight end, but don't be fooled. When he gets in game in the NFL, I can see him struggling to get proper leverage and lose ground on the bull-rush.
But an Asamoah/Fox combo (arguably two first round talents -- I grade Jon as a 2nd, and Jason as a 1st) would be an exceptional value. Fox only drops because of the shoulder injury.
Rounds 3 through 6 are excellent. Great work, in my opinion. Especially for a newer poster.
Thanks OTC. I was just trying to think about the draft from a different angle. People criticize the mock, but I got a solid G in FA, the second best guard in the draft, and a good RT prospect (maybe not a blue-chip one, but one that I think could do the job). People here are so in love with Iupati (rightfully so) that getting the second best G and a good but not great RT is not good enough. The Colts do not have anyone higher than a 4th rounder on their Oline.
I want to win the Super Bowl. Not just make the playoffs, but WIN the Super Bowl. I just don't believe we have enough firepower and playmakers on offense or defense to make a run at the Super Bowl, and we can get TWO real playmakers on each side of the ball in the first round that will have major impacts on games. If we want to win the Super Bowl, we need more explosive athletes on the team at high-impact positions. People believe taking Spiller is a luxury, but I actually think taking Iupati (the best G in the draft) is a luxury we can't afford to take when doing so causes us to miss out on athletes like Spiller and Graham. What's wrong with the second best guard, a solid guard in FA, and a decent RT prospect? Isn't that going to upgrade the line?
I appreciate the compliment OTC. I don't post very much but have been reading the zone for a few years. It is everyone here at the zone that caused me to become addicted to the draft. I also appreciate everyne's comments, positive or negative.
[ Edited by ezekiel40 on Jan 29, 2010 at 09:37:06 ]