Originally Posted by guttle11
Who did you want them to take? Jarvis Moss was taken right before them in round 1, and Woodley and Harris in round 2.
They got a guy widely viewed as top ten quality at 18. That's great value. You HAVE to take him. There were no highly rated defensive guys left when they picked Irons. Ahmad Brooks was their 3rd round pick, with 1st round potential and a year of experience... Then come round 4 you start taking the best player available on your board.
And I'm not sure you mean by refusing to address the front seven in the draft. Pollack, Thurman, Geathers, Brooks, I might be missing one or two. Some picks work out, some don't for various reasons. To say he refuses to addresses it is kinda silly IMO.
BTW, I gave this draft a B. They obviously believe the QB they took will be a good backup in a year, and I like the saftey they got, too. Sort of ho-hum, but I think 2, 3, 4 years down the road this will be a solid class for them.
I said front four. I couldn't care less about linebackers. They are a dime a dozen in this league.
Pollack, Thurman, and Brooks were all LB's. Geathers was a 6th round pick and a lucky hit.
Marvin refuses to upgrade the most important position on his defense and I have no clear idea why.