FlyingGreg wrote:One of these years, we need to spend a #1 draft pick on an offensive skill player (RB/WR/TE). This franchise hasn't drafted one in the first-round since Jerramy Stevens in 2002.
I'd love Hopkins, even at #25.
I agree. Alot on here are acting as if the defense sucked. The fact is EVEN with a suspect pass rush were ranked #1 in points allowed. So I don't understand the hysteria that we MUST draft a defensive player with our #1 pick. We've spend the majority of our picks on defense over the last 3 years, I'd like to see them address the WR/TE in the draft this year. We've drafted a total of 3 (2-WR- Tate, Durham, 1-TE- McCoy) players at these spots, IMO that's not enough. We need more depth and playmaking ability from that end.
We've drafted on average just 3- 1/3 offensive players in each of the last 3 drafts.
Whereas the Defense has yeilded on average 6 players drafted each year.
So far Offensive players= 10, Defensive Players= 18
They breakdown as follows:
TE-2 McCoy & the Konz
WR- 2 Tate, Durham
OL- 4- Okung, Carp, Moffitt, Scruggs
Defense- (18 total)
DT- 3 (Levingston, Scruggs, Howard)
DE- 3 (Davis, Wilson (never made the team), Irvin)
OLB- 3 (KJ, Smith, Toomer)
MLB- 1 (Wagner)
CB- 4 (Thurmond, Sherman, Maxwell, Lane)
S- 4 (Thomas, Chancellor, Legree (Never made the team) Guy)