Originally posted by Aussie49er:
This should be the only option. With the lock out supposedly back on, why waste anymore picks drafting players in a weak draft? Sign Alex Smith or Troy Smith and let them sail these rough seas, don't make a rookie QB or FA QB come in with no experience of our receivers tendencies and think its an automatic upgrade.
I hate to break it to you draft junkies, this season is getting closer to being toast, why p*ss away picks on weak players in a draft that may have its rookies growth stunted because the season might not even kick off. Just think, if there is no season this year, next seasons rookies will be far more football ready than this years, isn't that a red flag??????
The only option I want to see our management do is trade trade trade. Trade back in the second and 3rd rounds to try and get more 2nd and 3rd round picks next year. I wanted them to do that with our 1st as well but they took a questionable pick there.
People always gloat on how NE are draft gurus, well why can't we take a page out of their book and start planing for 1 draft while also being in another??????
How do you next years draft is stronger. Last I heard this draft has good depth. Next year is next year and it is uncertain, like the USC QB, people hyping him with Luck, but he will suck.
No their growth is not stunted, why? Because they will have been in the system and be more familiar than the incoming people. If you are good, you are good. Look at what happened with Quinn. He didn't even practice, at least the players taken will have practiced with the team.
While they may not get the valued training camp reps, they will still get the valued coaching and famliarity with their teammates.