Originally posted by oldninerdude:
Originally posted by znk916:
I have a bad feeling we'll be drafting him in the sense that he wouldn't be an immediate contributor on this team. However in the long term, I think he's a pick that would make sense because half the league has gone to 34 defense and I don't think it's a given that we'll be able to retain Franklin beyond this year because of that.
If Franklin doesn't sign his tender (holds out), then Williams would become an immediate contributor--starting at NT. Because the team has virtually no one else there. (RJF at 305 lbs.)
Yeah but a rookie starting at NT isn't a good thing imo. Basically I'm just saying it's a fan-unfriendly pick in terms of the win-now mentality, but it might be the smart one for the long term.
edit: re: franklin, what if some jackass team like the Redskins comes in and offers him way more than he's worth? Like I said, half the league is running 34 defense now, and probably 10 of them could use upgrades at the NT position. Also we have a bunch of young studs we have to renew in a few years, Willis, VD, etc.
[ Edited by znk916 on Apr 20, 2010 at 12:13 PM ]