Originally posted by jreff22:
I agree but why load roster spots with temporary guys? Why not just draft players now who can grow with us?
I agree in some cases, it's better to generally build through the draft. But they're going to try to find steals where ever they can. Only so much big talent can be had in the draft.
Moss, like Edwards, is one of these project veterans that could end up being a success. If he isn't, it cost us nothing to try him out.
With Ginn, last year proved that young guys(KW) sometimes aren't as reliable in returning as a veteran would be. If you bring in a prospect who has return abilities, it does take time for them to be able to impact.
So it's also a matter of just trying to have continuity in all aspects of our game. You could say the same for bringing back Rogers, he's 31 and not getting any younger, why not just replace him in the draft(or roster- culliver) for cheap? Why sign Alex back if we might have something in Kaep? Because you want that continuity from last season.
No one ever wants to draft a prospect and throw him in important starting positions like returning punts without any kind of backup plan. We're now a team that wants to take that 13 win season and build off of it, we don't do that having a crappy return game(field position is Gold in this offense). We don't want to get rid of all of the above 1 year veterans and replace them with draft picks because like you said earlier- drafting a ton of receivers in the next few years doesn't make that much sense.
I'd say we have the flexibility that we can potentially cut moss and KW if we find better people in the draft. We might not have 6 WRs when the season starts but there's nothing wrong with having 3 or 4 more WRs going into camp.