01-03-2012, 11:47 AM #21
QB, OL and then WR sounds about right for achieving a decent passing game. A decent OC wouldn't hurt as well, but as we've seen a number of times, the great QB's will find a way to be successful.
I think Ponder has a chance at being a franchise guy, but don't know if I am certain enough about it to let a Luck or RGIII go by if available.
Trading down isn't out of the question, if you can get the right picks to make it work.
I would still make the pick based on what the talent evaluators indicate is the BPA. Don't just take the best OL, WR, or CB available, take the player that has the best chance at truly being great and he will instantly upgrade those around him.
What a dumbass:
Even the greatest receivers of all time can make a big impact only when all those pieces are in place, and even then the impact is largely overstated. Even the great Jerry Rice, for example, touched the ball just four to five times per game.
And hell, if you only touch it 5 a game that is more than an OL touches it in a season.
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01-03-2012, 12:54 PM #23
01-03-2012, 01:01 PM #24
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01-03-2012, 01:05 PM #25
As far as why would they come here, one reason, money. In recent years we saw Brandon Marshall go to Miami, and last year Sydney Rice went to Seattle, not exactly dream jobs.
01-03-2012, 01:17 PM #26Starter
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Well after his outstanding performance last night against a tough Cardinals defense, I wouldn't complain if we took Blackmon at #3. It would give Ponder a huge target to throw to and besides, as good as Kalil is there are other good Tackles we can take in round 2. Obviously if Kalil is there we should take him but I think St. Louis needs to protect Bradford and they're looking like they're gonna draft a lineman. Blackmon just to me seems like he has a winning attitude and not the prima donna type i.e. Randy Moss or Terrell Owens. When OK State was down 14-0 he was in the huddle trying to motivate his teammates to get back into this game. It'll be tough because the Vikes need so much help on both sides of the ball, but at #3 IMHO Blackmon is the BPA.
01-03-2012, 02:13 PM #27
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01-03-2012, 02:38 PM #28
01-03-2012, 03:11 PM #29
He is just TOO good to pass up. I remember people saying we should pass on AD because we had Chester Taylor and he was good enough. You don't pass on great unless there is something else great to take. The only player close to Kalil, Luck and Blackmon is Claiborne ... so if we pass on Blackmon to take Claiborne ... I am not going to throw a fit.
If we pass on Blackmon for a "need" like a reach for a OL or some other position ... we will look like the morons we truly are for years to come.
01-03-2012, 09:37 PM #30
West Welker was undrafted.....which means we should skip the draft process completely (O_o) and just sign the left over scraps to create the ultimate team.
1) The most productive WRs in the league are drafted in the late first round. sure you have a few undrafted guys and those in round 2-7 in there but that's the point. For ever guy you name that was drafted in rounds 2-7, i can name one drafted in the top 32 picks. You have to use a sample of over 300+ picks just to break even with my 32. When this is repeated over a 10 year span, I am comparing a total of 320 picks to your 3,000 picks. Do you see why this is .
2) Teams do not trade/release Wrs that are not head cases ( the exception being Welker but do you think our brain trust can find a guy like him AND out smart another team to trade him for a pile of beans). You will not find value about WRs available on the free agent market. it doesn't happen. You will only find guys that are over the hill or come with baggage. You have to draft WRs and as I have already proven, the best come in the late first round.
3)We need a serious injection of talent at the WR position. Look what Green did with the Bengals this season. We have no one to take the pressure off our QB and that is why he gets hit and knocked out of games like he does. I question whether speilmen's new position will allow him to see the big picture. This is no longer about the now. It's about the long term. If it is he needs to make a drastic move at the QB position. We have a Qb that has been knocked out of 3 games in his first season. Injury prone.