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|Posted: Tue May 01, 2012 9:22 am Post subject:
|RyanFuller003 wrote: |
|TL-TwoWinsAway wrote: |
|RyanFuller003 wrote: |
|Broyles - D+. I'd be lying if I said it was the best pick we could have made. I understand we're not drafting solely for the player's 2012 impact, but even if this is Burleson's last year, we're pretty crowded at offensive skill positions to the point that Broyles is going to have a hard time getting and staying on the field. Even if he does, it minimizes the impact you get from Titus Young or Pettigrew. The ACL injury and the fact that he was projected mostly in the 3rd round also hurt my opinion of the pick. ACL injuries can have a detrimental effect on a player's long-term ability to make cuts, which is a crucial skill for a slot-type receiver like Broyles. |
I completely disagree, and it starts with the part in bold. Great players only "limit" other great plays in an irrelevant way: the stat sheet. If we're dividing catches and yards between more targets, it may look less effective, but there's far more to it than the overall numbers.
An exmaple to my point: if we could clone Calvin Johnson twice, and started three Calvin Johnson's at a time, the offense would be undeniably more effective, although the original Calvin's numbers would look far less impressive. The bottom line: what's better for the team?
I don't care if Titus Young or Brandon Pettigrew look "less impactful". The truth is that more talent at the WR position only stands to benefit this team.
Can't really argue with you there. It's just a lot of high-round picks invested in guys that will rarely be on the field together. We've spent 1st or 2nd round picks on:
And spent notable resources to bring in:
Tony Scheffler (traded away a starter)
Nate Burleson (a contract for 5 years, $29 million)
You can't have all eight of them on the field at once. It just means you're getting less return on your investments there. Not that depth is a bad thing by any means, but we are pretty thin at other spots, not only for the time being but also moving forward. Reiff was a nice pick to address our lack of depth up front on offense, but despite that we drafted three CBs, we still don't have much NFL-ready talent in the secondary.
Aside from that, there are just a lot of guys I think would have been better picks from a value standpoint. Especially Peter Konz and Lavonte David. I'm not about to spit fire about the pick because I trust that Mayhew knows what he's doing at this point, but this is definitely one of my least favorite moves he's made.
Agree with Fuller here. Broyles may have been BPA to Mayhew but it may have been a better move to address some other areas with players.
Nothing wrong with making something that is already good better but it does so at the expense of some areas that need help.
Well it was a little bit of a head scratcher pick to me, I think it will work out for us in the end.
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