Originally Posted by Eskimo
Parcells and JJ knew that KJ and SJ would be off the board when it came to pick #43. Right or wrong, they didn't believe that either of these guys warranted a late first-round pick when comparable backs in their eyes could be had in the second or third round.
I view this as a move towards building a solid foundation for the future of the franchise. A future which was sacrificed in the Galloway trade and put our rebuilding project two years deeper in the hole than it should have been. One of the most overlooked keys to success in life is the ability to delay gratification. Trading out of the 1st for a future 1st is a classic example.
All we can do is hope Buffalo sucks this year and that whoever we find in the draft at RB will outperform the first rounders.
I agree about Galloway...all the more reason why we should have USED the first round pick this year...game breakers are MUCH more often found in round one than the others...it's a premium pick...
If anything, I'd trade up if there was someone I wanted...
We traded up to get Emmitt, yes?
The Giants deal for Manning was seemingly crazy because they actually gave up a first rounder to essentially, move up three spots...BUT they believe Manning is a difference maker....and if he is, the trade will be a great one.
And that is what draft day is about....
I'll give you an example...
Would you trade Roy Williams for Gurode and A Bryant?
Williams is a difference maker...the other two are second round picks...
I'd have moved UP to grab one of the elite guys...this was a draft that had more "blue chippers" than we've seen in a long time...so, it's not like past years where a team would have to move up into the top few spots for a blue chipper...we could have had one for much less of an expense than in past years...AND also, because a super quality guy could be had lower in the first round, our money would be very well spent because he'd be paid for where he was drafted rather than his ability.
I am just getting the sense that Parcells and his "Just get me a bus driver" ego is now starting to be applied to the entire roster..