Originally posted by MadDog49er:Not to m
There are a lot of teams that helped themselves, but one really jumps out to me:
Got to love what the Eagles did to address their defense, especially with talented, speedy defenders:
1. Fletcher Cox- best DT in the draft, and only had to move up a few slots
2. Mychal Kendricks- second best MLB in the draft, who will probably move over to Will or Sam in their 43 scheme.
3. Vinny Curry- relentless pass rusher; highly productive
4. Brandon Boykin- automatic nickel corner, with starter's ability.
5. DeMeco Ryans- instant starter at MLB.
Honestly, it doesn't matter if they didn't select again. The team gets three automatic starters in Cox, Ryans, Kendricks, a situational pass rusher in Curry and a stud nickel corner. All five of these guys could be on the field....... at the same time...... in nickel situations. That is a crazy good draft.
The best draft would have been the Bengals, but they bypassed the chance to draft DeCastro. They will regret that move, even though they picked up a stud DT (my number 3 DT) in Brandon Thompson with the extra third rounder.
Originally posted by NeeJ49er:
The Patriots added three starters on defense with their first three picks
Not to mention they have Brandon Graham coming back from injury. They have stacked their d line and have a great rotation of bodies. Just like the Giants.