Originally Posted by btcutter
S is very thin in this draft and DL seems to be one of the deepest positions in the draft so Dallas may feel that Barron is the cream of the crop and there's no one else at S that can help them. So they'll take Barron at 14 and use 45 pick to shore up DL or OL.
I don't believe in drafting purely for need.
I believe in drafting value at need.
I don't like using 1's on S's and if I did it would be a cover FS with quasi CB athleticism.
The other thing is it is a mistake just to look at value in terms of the current draft. What is the value of that player/position vs similar players who have gone in past drafts. That way you aren't just grading Alex Smith vs Aaron Rodgers. You are grading Alex Smith at #1 vs Aikman, Payton, etc, etc. Just because you need a QB Smith was an awful QB based on value.
I think Barron isn't the best value vs other S's who have gone in similar area and I also think you are drafting best player at a very weak postion. Overall you end up building a better team when you draft a player ranked high in a very strong position.
My concern is we have settled for tier 3-4 OL guys in FA, and are targeting tier 2 defensive guys in draft. Instead of targeting tier 1 guys at position of strength on interior OL. Magic formula to come away with tier 3-4 OL additons, tier 2 safety and tier who knows what passrusher cuz none of these guys look that strong as passrushers at OLB or 3-4 DE.
Honestly looks to me like we went for short-term solutions vs long term vision. Trying to plug holes to fix it all in one year.