Originally posted by AmpLee:
That's exactly it. Okoye also is not going to fly under the radar. Teams are well aware who he is because of his freakish athletic ability, and will track his progress throughout the offseason. He's already generating a lot of coverage from our beat writers. If he shows anything giving us the impression he has what it takes to succeed in this league, and possibly be great one day, we aren't going to waste the early development and time we've achieved with the young man and risk losing him to another team. We have to remember that it's his potential that is his current value. If we see that potential turning into greatness, we are putting him on the 53 even if he's not going to contribute for a few months while he learns the craft.
what's tough is who's roster spot would he take? Tukuafu, Dobbs, ... or would we only keep 5 WRs? I understand your point, but our 53 man roster is pretty tough to crack right now...
PS games will be telling. If he can generate good pressure, after only a handful of practices, I think we have to keep him, so he can develop, because a team like Jax, Phi, or Buf will have room on their depleted rosters.