Originally posted by 209niner:
best bet is stay where we are. thomas will be an instant upgrade to the safety position. with goldson moving to ss its upgrading two spots with one pick. kyle wilson, jpp, graham with the 17 pick. no need to reach for a RT, we can get one in the second. our defense was good, making it better will only help our offense. with a true center fielder like thomas maybe we can create better field position, give the opposing quarterback something to think about so our pass rush could finally get there
Hey, guy, welcome to the WebZone! Nice first post.
I like your idea of a "two for one" upgrade with Thomas, it's just not a position of great need for us. Even so, I'll take it if it comes to that. Mays would also be an upgrade at SS, though not, as you point out, a two for one.
But I'm afraid they'd be drafting Thomas for CB, and that is a work in progress and I want a starter with either of our first rounders.
Consider: Smith (maybe he won't turn out to be a bust--right now he's our starting QB), Davis, Lawson, Willis, Staley are all first rounders who are starting for us. That's what we need in this draft too.
Wilson, Pierre-Paul, Graham? Do they start for us? I don't think so. Will they help improve our team. I'll give you that, but I want more.
I agree that if the big three OTs are gone, we should look to the second round or think about Gaither.
Should be an interesting draft, in any case.
Oh, and now that McNabb's gone to Washington, I think there's only one QB going in the top twelve.
Which costs us another chance at a for sure starter.