seahawksTopGear wrote:Russ Willstrong wrote:Niners fans and Falcons fans can talk all they want about their drafting opportunities and how Harvin is overrated. Closest thing to a Percy Harvin is Tavon Auston and he's a smaller, weaker, less proven commodity compared to Harvin. It was a great exchange for the 25th pick and change. His salary is even below what was initially estimated. On top of it all the playmaker is HAPPY and MOTIVATED.
I agree, Percy Harvin was a steal for the Seahawks. Not only because his salary is nowhere near as high as people feared but because it easily saved us three to four million dollars on free agent signings this off season.
No way we get the haul we do this off season for the price we did without the Harvin trade.
To the person saying that the value of the pick position has nothing to do with the value of the player picked. I agree that John and Pete have been turning low picks into gold. What I am trying to say is that I hope they do that this draft too, they have less to work with than the competition.
This would worry me if the team wasn't both extremely young and extremely complete. You're going to have years where you don't have a sackful of draft picks to burn, especially when you (rightfully) perceive that your window is now and so are a little more active in free agency.
You pretty much cannot ask for more in terms of positioning when you have youth, aren't killing your cap, are hitting the jackpot on all your late round draft picks, and are coming off a playoff run. Who gives a rat's behind if we don't have the best "draft capital" this year. It's part of a deliberate plan. Let's go get the trophy before we worry about reloading here.
The Niners have a lot of draft capital, that's great, they need it a lot more than we do because their core players are a lot older than ours.