I have the feeling you'll soon have your sense of relief replaced with the sheer joy and exhiliration of hearing Dan Cody's name mentioned at the podium with the #11 pick in about 5 weeks. What a rush !!!
We won't be drafting Mr. Steroid Boy/Bi-Polar Boy.
And here's a list of DEs drafted in the last 5 drafts (first round), excluding last years (since it's still too early too tell with that draft, plus 1 of those DEs has been moved to OLB - Jason Babin).
Michael Haynes: Bust, but I could of told you that he'd suck before he was drafted.
Jerome McDougle: Thought he was overated at the time. He's been "ok". Better then I expected, but still nothing spectacular.
Calvin Pace: The Cards drafted him. Nuff said. This guy was rated as a 2nd or 3rd round pick and the Cards took him in the first. They also drafted that WR (Johnson) in the first that year, another guy that should of been a 2nd rounder.
Tyler Brayton: Last pick of the first round that year. Another guy I could of told you would never be anything special.
Julius Peppers: Well worth the pick, and then some.
Dwight Freeney: Ditto.
Bryan Thomas: Hasn't had much of a chance in NY playign behind Ellis and Abraham. Has been solid, but could probably be more if he had more PT.
Charles Grant: Well worth the pick. I'd rather have him then Darren HOward.
Justin Smith: Solid, but not spectacular. Not playing like the 4th pick in the draft, that's for sure.
Andre Carter: Started off great, but has regressed since. Don't know what happened to him.
Jamal Reynolds: Another DE that should of never been drafted in the first.
Courtney Brown: A helluva lot better player then his stats indicate. His only problem is injuries. Oh, and playing for the Browns. It's no coincidence they had 3 #1 picks in a row turn into "Busts". Their coaching was horrible during that time.
Shaun Ellis: Great pick.
Erik Flowers: Shouldn't of been drafted in the first.
Ebenezer Ekuban: We all know he shouldn't of been a first rounder.
Lamar King: Bust
Patrick Kerney: Great pick (if only we'd taken him instead of Ekubust).
There's been some good ones, and some bad ones. But most of us could of predicted that bad ones cuz most of them shouldn't of been first round picks anyway.
I'd still rather take a chance on a David Pollack, Erasmus James, Shawne Merriman or Marcus Spears.
Or, if we got to a 3-4, a Demarcus Ware or Justin Tuck in the second round.