...is that it was no stress. It was really fun to just watch the off-the-wall approach. Normally, I'm on the edge of my seat hoping we address an urgent need. I didn't feel we had any urgent needs this time around. Were there some positions we wanted to address? Sure. Obviously, as most of us expected, DT was on the slate. But the rest kind of seem like luxury/depth/future picks.
There was no stress, because the roster was stacked heading into this one. Making a killing in free agency/trades (Harvin, Avril, Bennett, Winfield) combined with an already talented roster allowed us to take a different approach this time. And I'm cool with it.
We drafted for the future way more than we did in Pete and John's first 3 drafts. It's nice having a roster as talented and as deep as ours that allows us to do that. LT and FS screamed "need" in 2010...Okung and Thomas were picked. QB, DE and MLB screamed "need" in 2012...Wilson, Irvin and Wagner were born.
This front office will have some hard decisions in the coming years, mostly cap driven. In these picks, you can see they are more than aware of that - no surprise. I would not be stunned to see Robinson, Rice and Miller potentially packing after this season, let alone quite a few other "name" guys. Our 2014 UFA list is a pretty good crop of core players.
Anyways, this draft just felt different.