Originally Posted by T-RO
Yes that was a great post. And it makes one again re-evaluate the risk-reward of Jerry's trade-up.
I wasn't a critic of the Claiborne trade, and I'm not going to rail on Jones about this. But the reality is...
We could have had TWO starters, had we stayed put. Morris will need to play near an all-pro level at some point...or the trade will go down as a mistake.
Strongly disagree on the two starter thing.
We would have had Michael Brockers and Bobby Wagner.
Sure, Wagner would probably starting now because of Sean Lee's injury but I don't think it's a given that either one of those guys would be starting on this team come next training camp. In fact, injuries aside, neither one of them would be.
You can't just look at any two players from the above list and think we could have had them instead of Claiborne. That's not how it would have went.
I don't like giving up high picks, especially with so many needs, but Claiborne IMO was the best non-qb in the entire draft, and when he fell to six, I applauded going up for him.