MontanaHawk05 wrote:Just pick a good football player this time, Pete. I'm tired of the Carpenter-Irvin cuteness. It's a damn good thing you're so epic in Rounds 3-5.
In fairness, Seattle's 1st round draft options really sucked in 2011. Carpenter has a good chance to be a solid long term starter. If it were my pick to make, I would have taken Ingram or Kaepernick. Ingram wouldn't have added much more value than Carpenter has, and Kaepernick would be a likely backup right now.
I liked the Irvin pick. Nothing cute about it. He was the best pass rusher in the draft. Honestly, I think if Pete hadn't been so extremely conservative with blitzes this year Irvin probably ends up with 10+ sacks.
As far as this topic, hell yeah, Hopkins! But you are right Montana, would it surprise anyone if Seattle took a "reach" player in round 1? Hell no.
That said, is Allen really a "reach" player? Most big boards have him going in the mid-1st round (much higher than Hopkins). I don't agree with that ranking, but the point is that if the draft were tomorrow, Allen would be viewed as the better value than Hopkins.
A more accurate 1st round reach would look more like Markus Wheaton, Sharrif Floyd, etc.