Originally Posted by Noone
We should not spend a first round draft choice on a defensive tackle. Ask the St. Louis Rams.
We most likely will not spend a first round pick on a corner. Ask Bill Parcells.
We do have more than three holes to fill. Ask most everyone here.
I would think that with the 1A selection that we would target Mike Williams who would help the offense and the young QBs out emmensly.
After that, I think we beging to trade down with pick 1B and add selections.
A second round OLB, and CB would help the defense alot. By adding in extra selections we could land a DT and a "tweener" or two along the way.
Positions like DT and FS and RT should be filled in Free Agency.
Defensive tackle can certainly be addressed in the first round - and in an extremely effective manner. I'm quite sure the Jags are ecstatic they drafted two such studs at DT. Of course, there are busts, but that's the case at many positions.
Just don't reach, take the BPA, and we should be fine. Drafting to fill needs, especially early on, will get a team in more hot water than just about anything, save piss poor cap management.
But to say we shoudn't draft a DT because it failed for the Rams is kinda silly. Should a team never draft a QB in the top five because Ryan Leaf busted? Never take an offensive tackle because the Packers screwed the pooch with Tony Mandarich.
We can play that game at many positions. Pretty silly.