Originally Posted by CashMan
I would agree, but you can not pay 3 guys at one position, the money needs to be spread around. And considering Jenkins was lying on the ground for about 3/4ths of the plays he played, do you really want to pay him that much?
I'm not sure, and neither is our front office I'm sure. We'll have to wait and see how his season plays out. The way I see it, we have 2 pretty solid, important players on our D that are in the last year of their deals (Spencer and Jenkins). That 1st round pick probably should go towards an OLB or CB to ensure a suitable replacement for one of them so that we have greater flexibility next March. In the meantime, we can be elite at either position.
For instance: Carr, Jenkins, Scandrick, Kirkpatrick at corner this year is phenomenal. Then, if Jenkins plays poorly or plays himself out of our price range ala Robinson this year, we have a great replacement in Kirkpatrick and we can focus FA money elsewhere. It's what the good teams do.