Originally Posted by KJJ
I would take Watt in a millisecond over Smith if I had a do over and I think a lot of fans on this board would. Smith was the right choice at the time but if I knew then that Watt would develop into the beast he's become I would have snapped him up quick at #9. I'm not yet sold on Tyron at LT who struggled most of last season making the transition from RT.
After 2 seasons Watt has developed into one of the most dominating defensive players in the league and Smith has been just okay. The Cowboys would be a better football team with Watt than with Smith who hasn't improved the OL much if any.
Agreed... I understand the sentiment, but to just say that Smith is a 10 year starter to take him over Watt? No way. Now maybe if we say that Smith makes 5 Pro Bowls or something, now that would obviously get the wheels turning.
To put Watt in perspective, his 20.5 sack season at only age 23 put him in the 20 sack club with Strahan, Doleman, Gastineau, Reggie White, Ware, L. Taylor and Derrick Thomas. Gee, I wonder what kinda careers those guys had?
Having said that, earlier I chose Watt as my one player but some of the other posters have persuaded me to change to Aaron Rodgers. He's another guy that is playing at a historic level, and is still young enough to get a lot more out of. While Luck/Griffin/Wilson all could be great, and probably will be at least very good, the chances are highly unlikely that they will ever reach the level Rodgers has played the last two years. Of course, it's almost as likely Rodgers won't either... but I still think he's the best QB bet for the forseeable future.