Originally posted by jones49:
Originally posted by Sjceruti:
Originally posted by DynastyChile:
I think it really, really sucks. Davis looks pretty bad, bowman looks bad, mays got benched. Byham and Iupati might be the only two worth keeping more than 3 years. Dixon can't even stay on his feet as a RB
Yup because 2nd, 3rd, and 5th round picks are supposed to come into the league as pro bowlers with no growing pains.
Also A. Davis played quite well the second half of the year.
Damn dude you obviously know nothing about the NFL and potential.
I agree. Davis, Iupati and Bowman are all good picks. All will get better also. Davis might have been the best of the bunch the last 6-7 games.
Our OL improved substantially after the bye week, mainly the right side with Rachal and Davis. I know they both were awful the first half of the season, but really turned the corner.
Davis decreased on the false start and holding penalties on the pass downs, and Rachal got really good at the reach and sweep plays. Staley and Iupati were consistently awesome from the first snap of the season and even Baas improved after the Saints game, but Heitmann will be back just in case. Overall, I think our OL will become a strength next season, especially with the experience factor
As for the rest of our draft picks, Mays and Bowman have each seen playing time on special teams and played well when asked to play on defense. Byham looks like a great multipurpose talent in the mold of Billy Bajema, but with better hands, and
Dixon stepped up into a role he wasn't suppose to do until next season (#2 RB), yet he has done the best he could under circumstances. Give him an offseason, bet he buys into the big back role, stops dancing before hitting the hole, and starts converting 3rd and 1 plays consistently.
Overall, I'd give the entire draft class a B- with this breakdown:
Nothing too earth-shattering, but we have the skill players, needed to improve the trenches