Originally posted by bigwads:I understand your logic.
I think everyone is hoping our picks work out of course. I don't have any issue with the McDonald pick at all...I had him in one of my mocks. I think we were forced to trade up for him because Escobar got taken earlier than we all expected.
Reid just isn't worth the #18 pick, period. Polamalu was taken #16 and Reed #24. Reid doesn't even tie these guys shoes as a prospect.
I really hope something weird was going on at LSU that put Reid in some weird positions as a player, which can happen. The problem I have is I never thought he was that great in 2011 or 2012. I always thought he was overrated.
We needed a red zone threat, and Eifert was that guy. Hopefully McDonald can fill this roll but I am not confident he will be near the caliber of Eifert.
Obviously the FO thought Reid was a very good player, so I hope they are right...they were dead wrong about Jenkins last year.
As a grade I gave us a B-, we simply could have done better. We did make some great value picks though, but there were some real squanders too.
It will be interesting to see if Jenkins steps up this season. WRs can be slow to develop at the NFL level, and his development was even more limited last year due to the presence of Moss and Manningham, among other things. Not like he was forced into action untlil very late in the season. He has excellent speed and hands, and he's a rookie no more. Go time for him. IMHO