Originally posted by bigwads:
Maddog is spot on with the Reid pick for a number of reasons.
Although, I don't believe the trade and pick were made out of "desperation" I do think it was simply wrong. The analysis of the player by our FO is wrong, where they drafted him was way too high and to make it worse the player we took at 18 was wrong.
Like maddog when the trade happened I thought we were trading up for Eifert. He was the only guy worth trading up for IMO (maybe Floyd too), and if we had taken Eifert the entire league would have $hit their pants.
Despite the Autin hysteria, Eifert will go down as the best offensive player in this entire draft.
TE was one of three positions of huge need for us and IMO none of the safeties in this draft were worthy of first round selection.
Frankly, there will be no difference in impact on a team between McDonald taken by the Rams in the 3rd and Reid.
But, everyone bemoaning the pick, including myself, hopes to be wrong...but I doubt it (see, A.J. Jenkins pick last year.
I definitely would have gone for Eifert at 18th as well. I happen to like Reid, but not at 18th. Then, there was the question of trading down from 34th which to me was a huge mistake. I would have been OK with it if we had stayed put and drafted either Justin Hunter or Zach Ertz at 34th, at least to make sure we get 1 legit high-ranked impact playmaker to cover our ground to achieve a better balance with all the additions on the defensive side of the ball.