MD is technically wrong and much like some other posters have indirectly pointed out. It cant and shouldnt be said Watt >>> Smith.
It should be Watt >>> Ray Mac because we chose between our 2 most pressing defensive needs and went after Ray Mac and drafting Aldon versus drafting Watt and keeping Lawson or dipping into a very anemic field of FA OLBs.
At least from our perspective Harbaugh was more confident in his film study of Ray Mac and drafting an OLB then going for an unknown on the DL in draft pick and putting our eggs in one basket and pushing hard for Johnson. In the event that Johnson picked a different team we would've been left with picking between retaining Manny Lawson or signing Rocky McIntosh, Matt Roth, or Aaron Maybin.
So because hindsight is 20/20 would you rather have Ray Mac and Aldon or JJ Watt and any one of those 3: Lawson, McIntosh, Maybin)
[ Edited by sfout on Oct 15, 2012 at 14:59:34 ]