Originally posted by dj43:
I agree with Cohn for one of the rare occasions.
Drafting a pass rusher is much more important to the defense than a CB. Peterson would have been nice as a replacement for Clements but he wouldn't make the rest of the secondary better. Smith will.
I went from Miller to Quinn over Peterson or Prince. I am satisfied with Aldon Smith.
As to reach, well, MD and OTC had him at #11 so that isn't much of a reach. I would say that Baalke got his man.
He is not a reach at all. The guy was projected to go to Redskins, Texans, and others right after them in several mocks. People calling him a reach were just not paying attention.