Originally Posted by bleedsred
I have to agree with WVRed...if Green is there at 4 which he probably will be, I see Cincy grabbing him. I see Pouncy as a late first round steal and I just don't see Newton going #1...he has a lot of question marks and there will be quality QBs available in the second.
Probably right. My gut screams they will do something like this but when I sat and pondered the remarks of Marvin and the organization in general the signs pointed to DL. It's the only position they haven't talked up or went into much detail about. They have talked up Cam Newton when asked, they have commented on the WR's, there has been indications they have shown interest in the DB's and Von Miller also. But the DL they just seemed to dismiss. Now to be fair I may be giving them too much credit because they aren't usually the type to do a lot of misdirection but I found it interesting nonetheless and Fairley is right up their alley in alot of ways.
I hope I'm wrong because Fairley seems to be that flash in the pan type of player who will be as much trouble or more than not. Truth is I'm not a big fan of taking WR in that spot just because of the unpredictability of the position, the fact that we have Chad, Jerome, Caldwell, Shipley already and also that Green is a more polished version of Simpson IMO. Neither is a rip the top off the defense type of down field threat, sure they both can get down field but neither is a Chris Henry type. I think 2 starting WR's ought to compliment each other in that way. I also think we have CB's and don't see the sense in drafting something we already have (I believe we will re-sign J-Jo).
I'd rather fill a position of need with Von Miller or get a bigtime upgrade in Dareus but I doubt they are available and I think Gabbert is probably gonna be an iffy pick but if they are gonna take a QB might as well take the best one you can and get one while you can rather than loading up on guys that aren't gonna have an easy time getting on the field with all this competition. Sure I am purposely thinking this year rather than looking towards '12 but I believe your 1st round pick needs to play their 1st year unless it is a QB. This is of course all dependant on Cam Newton being gone, because he is the last I guy I want to see in stripes.
If I had things my way I'd sit at #4 and see if Dareus or Miller drops and if not trade out of the spot if I could. And If I couldn't I'd take Gabbert, if he is also gone then it gets really tricky but I'd be ok with Green, Peterson or Amukamara in that scenario.