Originally posted by RollinWith21n52:
For all those saying: "take safety at 31" do you still think we should do that if the team feels like Reid and Elam are likely to be no better than Landry and Whitner --good but not great players-- while having evaluated Corradine as a perennial pro-bowler?
that is the problem with most fans re: the draft. Certain fans think we should use the draft to fill team holes for the following year. Ive always believed that in order to sustain success in this league you need to draft for the next 3-5 years by taking BPA (with certain exceptions) and supplement immediate holes via free agency.
I always use the analogy (and I know its extreme) of the blazers passing on Michael Jordan for Sam Bowie because they already had a SG.
I think later in the draft is the time to search out needs and maneuever around the draft, meanwhile early in the draft its tough to pass up BPA. Obviously, best case scenario is when BPA=position of need.
[ Edited by cory4903 on Apr 21, 2013 at 9:59 AM ]