Originally posted by Jakemall:
Originally posted by PA9erFaithful:
IMO, seeing as how this draft is pretty deep with skilled returners, I would take any of the top four (Okung, Bulaga, Davis, Williams) over Spiller and look for a returner in later rounds.
Edit: That's saying if only ONE of them is left on the board with Spiller. If two of them were left (not likely), and we could get one at 17, then I would take Spiller.
Not to mention FA
Nailed it. Yes, we need a returner, but honestly, that's one of the great strengths of this draft: return men. We can find an exceptional returner in latter rounds and use our 1st pick for the best OT on the board.
Also, people seem to be acting like elite return men only come in the 1st round, when in actuality, most of the best returners are either UDFA (Cribbs) or gotten in later rounds (Sproles - round 4, heck even Stephens-Howling in Ari in round 7).
I realize people want a returner and a scat back, but the fact is as long as Gore is on our roster, we can't really take an RB in the first without causing tension in the locker room. This was a debate last year when we knew we'd select an RB to compliment Gore, and the general opinion was we would not select one in the 1st since he would make almost as much money as Gore, which would be a big no-no. I believe the same rule applies this year.