Originally posted by NCommand:
Gray, Cooper, Haralson, risked Morris, now lost Daniels...it's a fair question no matter how much you "trust the FO." And those moves are fine if we have epic players in front of them that force our hand. But Ventrone, Harper and Owen M. and others? I think it's a fair question esp. after the 2012 draft.
The part I don't get is, "Why draft them?" If we are just going to release them for "meh" free agents, what is the point of drafting them in the first place?
Gray, Cooper, Daniels. WHY draft them at all? If we're not interested in keeping young projects, I don't understand the logic of wasting draft picks on them. If we think that the bargain bin free agents are better, what is the point of drafting them, protecting them on the 53 etc.
"But we don't have confidence in Colt McCoy". Ok, so cut HIM. Don't cut the young guy playing for peanuts on a rookie contract.
And if you don't think that highly of him, then WHY draft him in the first place? WHY put him on the 53? We could have used some OT depth instead of wasting it on players who we're going to cut anyway.
Late round draft picks are valuable because they're CHEAP as dirt. You have them for four years. The economics of releasing them by the bushel doesn't make sense. None of it makes sense.
[ Edited by BrianGO on Oct 3, 2013 at 3:26 PM ]