Originally posted by Kolohe:I think he went overkill too, they like Dobbs and TJE a lot and with Carradine and Dial waiting in the wings that's a full house. Let's also not forget about their real project in Lawrence Okoye. If anything they'll probably spend a middle round pick and bring in undrafted rookie free agents to develop or compete.
.....added draft pick
All should be back at least in Preseason, that's a lot of D-lineman coming back.
It's easy to say it's overkill until you face a couple injuries and/or a player or two severely underperforming. A lot of the great teams load up at positions and let the players duke it out to separate the best of the best from the crop. "Decent" is nice, but if you can have depth players that are so good they could start, that's the kind of cast you want to create on your team, with role players here and there.
The goal is to build a championship team, a consistent winner. You don't do that by sticking with just "decent."
For what it's worth, the team has plenty of firepower to move around and get exactly the impact players they want. It'd be hard to imagine Baalke actually keeping all these picks.