04-28-2013, 11:19 AM #11
I believe it was better than average. We got players (who were all as far as I know) projected to go higher than we picked them & they were all player positions of need. In some cases great need.
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04-28-2013, 11:23 AM #12
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04-28-2013, 08:46 PM #15
Sorry for the late responses but I was at a flag football tournament.
To address most of the statements here I am going to make a general response. I'm not saying that we didn't have a good first round. We did. However, it crippled the rest of our draft. I am simply pointed out that the chargers had a similar draft without 2 first rounders.
1. Many mentioned the reach of Fluker. I'm not sure that he is being drafted to play LT. He is a RT and a damn good one. The best RT in the draft. If moved inside, scouts expect him to be the best guard in the draft. I believe he will play RT and excell there. If that is the case it is not a reach. They took a all pro player at the position.
2. The demise of Te'o is grossly overrated. Yes he was catfished but you have the guy that was voted the best defensive player in the nation. 1 bad game won't remove that. Look at where they got him, Possibly the best player at their position
3. Allen... taken in the 3rd round is a huge steal. I don't buy the slow healer. I buy that the kid pushed himself too soon. My points being, he is a talent and selecting him in the 3rd was acoop...
Lets address our picks.
1) Floyd shot up the charts around the combine before that time.... Star( DT from Utah) was the choice to go first. In fact prior to the combine...who hear made a comment that they wanted him? Please provide a post. Most were talking about Sylvester Williams, the kid from OHS and the guy fom Mizz. Dont't get me wrong,, I love the pick and I think he should be taken as the 3nd DT in this draft.
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04-28-2013, 09:03 PM #18Pro-Bowler
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I think we did OK. It's a little early to say that we got nothing in rounds 4-7. We'll know in a couple of years. We may have a gem in there. Glass is still half full for me.
Extremely solid draft in my opinion! Floyd will end up replacing Kevin Williams, Rhodes will start at CB and replace Antoine Winfield, while Patterson will be Harvin's replacement. 3 solid starters right there at positions of need. Also looks like Kluwe may be hitting the road - looking forward to see Locke punt. Some promise even in the late draft picks. Manti Te'o was NOT the answer! Grade: A.
04-28-2013, 10:07 PM #20
I am not really even sure where to start smh. Not only did we address are needs but we did it with arguably the top guys out there for DT, CB, and WR. I also believe we got steals in both LBers we drafted. The punter was kinda weird but he is a stud. The 2 Gs were needed and seem to be getting good reviews. This could turn out to be the best draft ever imo. Teo looked average in the big game. I am not impressed at all with their draft.