Originally Posted by jterrell
we've continued that with guys like scandrick, lissemore and brent.
missing on players in rounds 1 and 2 is what kills you. bp had far too many misses there when he overruled his own scouts.
we got ware but only because jerry intervened. bp was going to take the very mediocre marcus spears up there that high....
he graded julius jones at the same level as stephen jackson.
bp brought in good scouting personnel but he sucked as a main draft resource.
our drafts have been good minus the terrible rw11 apocalypse where it seems we didnt bother to scout but rather threw darts on draft day.
As regards RBs, most did not have Steven Jackson that much higher then Kevin Jones or Julius.
we've also brought in better street free agents than any team in football the past couple seasons: laurent, ernie sims et al.
[View Full Quote]bp missing with his ol selections is what has us hurting along the ol right now.
If you bother to go back and check a lot of the scouting publications you will find that a lot of those picks make sense. It is only in hindsight they are bad.
Carpenter was considered the logical pick at the time. Rogers is the only one BP insisted on that our scouts did not like, as regards first or second round.
Steven jackson was not widely considered to be a super back; Kevin Jones and Julius were considered by many to be about as good.