I don't favor one defense over the other but just pick one and stay with it.
You can't, actually. It's a pretty good guess. But there are still real windows of opportunity for Troup, Carrington, Easley and Moats. The odds are pretty decent you're right. But that's what happens when you draft guys for a 3-4 system in the second and third round, and then you switch to the 4-3.
I like Nix, I think he's a lot better than what we had in along time.
Williams will be a FS in the NFL, as every other NFL team had him slated!
their overall drafting is horrible !
Everyone is calling Spiller a hit now, which is correct, but at the same point of his career than Williams is at now, a lot of people were calling Spiller a bust.
It just goes to prove the fact, a lot of players need 3 years.
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I feel like we should have done better but more in the latter part of the draft. The first year was more Modrak after the first anyway but....this is what I think so far.
Big hits= Spiller and Glenn
Possible hits(too early to tell)= Dareus and Gilmore
Too early but looks of potential= Graham
Looking like misses= Sheppard and Williams...........other players were available and seemed like a need at the same time when Williams was picked. Shep made sense as a 34 guy at the time so maybe a pass is in order.
Carrington and Troup have a special status IMO. Carrington was raw and has had to change positions and systems to boot. He has shown some good potential this year when you consider those facts. I think we need to evaluate him next year to give an accurate grade.
Troup hurt his back early on and he tried to play through it too much. Credit to him for that but failure on the training staff for letting him (maybe??). I feel bad for Troup when he gets dubbed as a bust. Players get hurt all the time. Odds say all teams will have some that will not get a real chance because of it. Troup may never be able to play w/ his injury. He shouldn't have any "draft grade" if he doesn't pan out. He would fall under the "unkown" category.
If you look at things from this angle then Nix doesn't seem too bad. There were players that we should have taken regardless I guess, but we haven't had any drafts like 2006 or 2008.
Talk about all time terrible drafts!! However, I get your point, we should have done better.
1) J. Matthews / T. Lewan (OT)
2) ASJ / Troy Niklas (TE)
3) C. Latimer/D. Moncreif/Jordan Matthews (WR)
4) E.J. Gaines (CB)
5) B. Thomas (G/T)
I fully expect us to draft a LB high in the draft or sign one to a nice sized deal, one that probably fits the 4-3 best.
Spiller was the pick that had everyone scratching their heads initially, now he's arguably the best player on the team.
Most of every other pick, most of everyone believed Nix did a decent job, mostly. Troup and Graham are the only players were the value didn't match up. Troup hasn't been able to stay healthy, and Graham has shown sparks, but hasn't been given the opportunity to show what he is capable of.
Every other pick almost all the experts thought we nailed each pick.
Dareus was considered a can't miss prospect. Gilmore was considered the BPA at the 10th pick. Nix got amazing value with Glenn. The experts and most of the people on here thought we got good value for Sheppard. Williams was projected as an early 2nd round prospect.
The draft is a gamble people. The thing is, Nix probably did exactly what other GM's would have done if they were put in his position. The only questionable thing he's done in my opinion is extending Fitz when he did. Then again you have to remember, Fitz was on fire, other GM's might have pulled the trigger as well.
I know a lot of people on here like to think they are smarter than Nix because hindsight has 20/20 vision. You do have to take into account how these players were viewed coming out.
Last edited by Ryan42790; 11-10-2012 at 11:21 PM.
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