Originally Posted by Derinyar
Yes, lets draft for depth with both of our first rounds picks. Pick a RB with the first one and another strong saftey with the second. Have to make sure those two slots are solidified, then we can worry about everything else.
All the backs in this draft are going to slide. None of them are likely to be great. JJ isn't likely to be great either, but we have already used the pick on him, and hes looking servicable. This isn't a team in which we can afford to draft for depth early, unless there is a special player with that pick. The last special RB who came out of college is in San Diego.
[View Full Quote]You try to not draft for need, but I'll almost gurantee we don't take a first day RB this year. When you make up a draft board you have to consider who is on the team. Like Zona isn't good this year, or likely won't finish that strongly, but if they are up lets say 4th and Mike Williams is on the board, they would be total stupid to take him, even if hes the best player available.
You can't tie multiple high picks into the same postion in this league, especially not a singluar position, ie RB or QB.
The age old question: Do you take the BPA (Best Player Available) or do you draft for need.
Obviously if Mike Williams is on the board when it's Arizona's turn, the Cards don't take him. Why? Because at pick number 4 you assume that there's a player who has the same talent as Williams does at the position you need.
But let's assume this was a dog of a draft and the Cardinals are sitting there staring Mike Williams in the face. They can easily trade him or their pick if they think they don't need him and would like to get a lesser talent who feels a need in a lower spot.
I'm not saying Ronnie Brown should be drafted with the Cowboys' highest pick. There are other players at other positions who are just as good as Brown is at his position.
Besides, this draft is said to be a very weak draft. If there are only six top players (Leinart, Johnson, Rolle, Cadillac Williams, Mike Williams and Ronnie Brown, let's assume) and two of them are running backs and one slips to the Cowboys' second first round pick, why should they not take him?
I don't want us to reach for a player just for need. Furthermore, I don't want us to bypass a player because we have the position covered on our roster.
And if the choice is between a Mike Williams and a Ronnie Brown (assuming they both are there with our second pick), I would pick Brown because 1.) a running game is vital to the success of a team and particularly the type of team Parcells wants 2.) if Julius Jones goes down, we can plug in Brown and not miss a beat 3.) a running back like Brown allows an offense to diversify its game strategy. Brown is an excellent receiver out of the backfield. He adds more to the Cowboys offense than Mike Williams would, IMO. Besides, Mike Williams would get squeezed out in the numbers game. Our receiving corp isn't a liability. Our running attack is if Julius Jones doesn't continue to develop or if he sustains an injury.