Originally posted by kush:
1) Baalke would question taking Trufant, he has stated he values pass rushers more than dbs and personally I agree. 2011 - our pass rush is dynamic, everyone loves our dbs. 2012 - our pass rush suffers at the end of the year, everyone realizes our dbs are trash around the same time.
2) I totally agree, with the depth this draft has from the 2-4 rounds, we could do a whole lot worse than to stand pat and take the bpa at each of our spots.
3) I think 5 or 6 of these guys are "way too good to pass up here". I always compare draft prospects to flavors of ice cream...everyone sas their own preference for taste. What I love about the mock above is it seems there are quality players no matter what flavor you're looking for -
Austin (dynamic offensive weapon and st ace)
Hopkins (outside receiver who can start from day one and run every route in your playbook well)
Trufant (talented cb who can provide depth and even possibly challenge for a spot)
Jesse Williams (hulking dlineman who can step in and replace what Soap did from day one while he develops his raw pass rushing skills)
Alex Okafor (pass rusher who can spell Aldon and Brooks)
Eifert (a TE with skills that compliment VD)
Austen would make me most happy, although I could live happily with Williams, Hopkins, or Eifert.
Trufant was impressive in the Senior Bowl, but he only had six picks in 50 games.
Last year, there were 6 players on the Washington squad that had more picks than Trufant.
Darius Slay, who we could get later in the draft, had 6 picks in 26 games.
Alex Okafor would play outside linebacker for us. Using a first round pick on a back-up OLB would be a mistake, at least in my estimation.
[ Edited by buck on Mar 1, 2013 at 6:44 PM ]