Originally posted by rob28:
orakpo, maybin, and e. brown were available and instead we draft a wr even though we signed b. jones. who knows what this team will do next year.
If the 2009 draft was any indication, I know exactly what they'll do next year: draft BPA. I for one am 100% behind this.
During the Nolan era, McC had a bad habit of drafting players based on need and it almost always failed (Smith, Baas, Lawson, any wr). When he just grabbed the bpa, it almost always yielded a better player (Gore, Goldson, Coffee).
Why is it better to get BPA over need? Because other than QB, there is not a single position where you can't have too much talent or too many stars. Just look at how quickly everyone is coming around to Coffee.
We would be better off spending our first rounders on a QB next year. The top 2-3 are some of the best prospects of the last decade.
As for the pass rush.... Just throw all their money at a big name f/a. Some might see it as a nice destination: an up and coming team with only a few significant holes.
Personally I see bigger holes on the defense. The Sopoaga/Franklin combo is much less talented than the Haralson/Lawson combo, but drawing and holding double teams is not as sexy as the pass rush...