Originally Posted by wileedog
Giants may also very well be in decline because of that 4 year drought. Last I checked they didn't make the playoffs either this year.
Better yet, take a look at the rosters for the turnaround teams of Seattle and SF. Up and down you find 3-5th rounders making significant contributions.
Right, but the Giants were also in decline the two years prior to winning their 2nd recent superbowl. They had missed the playoffs 2 years straight and the year before that in '08 they went one and done.
I'm not saying we shouldn't strive to draft better, I'm just saying it doesn't guarantee you anything and you can win without it.
Playmakers make a difference, and sometimes it doesn't matter if you've only got a handful in some areas and JAGs everywhere else, like the Giants in 2011.
It would be nice if we could get great value out of our later picks like the 9ers and Seahawks... honestly I think we're heading in that direction. But we've had a few unsuccessful drafts during the Wade Phillips years that have set us back.