27. Matt Ryan - QB - 6'4" 220 lbs.- Boston College
Strong armed senior quarterback has continued to impress over his final season.
Brohm is going to be gone by our pick, unless something dramatic happens.
i'd like to see some offensive weakness addressed in this upcoming draft, more specifically QB and WR. I'm convinced that TJ isn't the answer AT ALL, and it's time to bring someone else in. Problem is, we'll have to wait for that player to develop, while our team slowly ages. Our defense is in it's prime right now, and it's going to have to continue with the younger guys once the older guys retire/leave.
(sharper, Phat Pat, winfield eventually)
I also hate the lack of a true #1 receiver, or even a receiver that is somewhat of a threat. Of course, that could be due to an unstable QB at the helm...
just for the sake of seeing a good QB for a change....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCL1ApVfx6s
I agree with your comment that I don't want to start to wait on a QB to start developing againg as our team ages and goes away, however, that is kindof a left over mentality that comes from the last regimes inability to draft talent.
After 2 drafts, I have no doubt that this staff can and will continue to draft quality players that will be able to step in and quicklly make us forget players of old......
With that said,
I do disagree with you.
Our defense is not in its prime.
In fact it is very young and will only get better and as for the old guys you mentioned, thier replacements are probably already on the roster.....
91 Ray Edwards DE 2
99 Erasmus James DE 3
92 Jayme Mitchell DE 2
96 Brian Robison DE R
98 Darrion Scott DE 4
95 Kenechi Udeze DE 4
90 Fred Evans DT 24 2
97 Spencer Johnson DT 4
93 Kevin Williams DL 5
94 Pat Williams DL 11
(Possible replacement = Fred Evans)
57 Rufus Alexander LB R
50 Vinny Ciurciu LB 5
59 Heath Farwell LB 3
52 Chad Greenway LB 2
56 E.J. Henderson LB 5
51 Ben Leber LB 6
54 Dontarrious Thomas LB 4
41 Charles Gordon CB 2
23 Cedric Griffin CB 2
31 Marcus McCauley CB R
27 Ronyell Whitaker CB 2
26 Antoine Winfield CB 9
(Possible replacement McCauley)
21 Michael Doss S 5
37 Eric Frampton S R
42 Darren Sharper S 11
(Possible replacement Smith/Tank/Doss etc)
24 Dwight Smith S 7
25 Tank Williams S 6
Will those guys be as good as the old Vets?
Who knows, but guess what, I thought I was gonna have to shoot myself when Joey Browner got the axe.
Guess what, He was eventually replaced by someone else who was just as good if not better.
Long story short, players come and go.
What makes the team competitive every year is how well the staff does at finding talent through the draft and FA if necessary to have/train replacements for the guys everyone seems to think aren't replaceable.