Nicely played, Jim. You got me there.Mothman wrote: ↑Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:19 pmJ. Kapp 11 wrote: ↑Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:03 pmSeriously though, I'm not sure these superstar mid-rounders come along all that frequently. In 2012, when the Seahawks took Wilson at 75, we took Matt Kalil (ugh), Harrison Smith (good pick) and Josh Robinson (swing and a miss) ahead of him. So it could be said that was a miss (although Christian Ponder was just about to take over the reigns, so we were SET!!!!!!!).
He's not a superstar but the Vikings are currently paying $84 million for a QB who was drafted in the 4th round in 2012.
In other words, in a year in which the Vikings QB depth chart read:
1.) Christian Ponder
2.) Joe freakin' Webb
3.) McLeod Bethel-Thompson
... they showed no interest in drafting a "Plan B" to play behind Ponder or improve their depth, despite some obviously solid prospects being available in the 3rd and 4th round. Obviously, nobody knew Wilson would become the star he is today and Cousins is... problematic but Spielman hasn't exactly been alert to these possibilities or, if he has, hasn't been willing to actually spend draft picks on them.
Kirk says "Ouch". That stung a little.Other than that, over the past decade, only Dak Prescott (4th round 2016) and Jimmy Garoppolo (2nd round 2014) have been remotely successful other than the high first-rounders. Who else are we talking about? Jacoby Brissett? Brett Hundley? DeShone Kizer? C.J. Beathard? Mason Rudolph? That's who we're picking from. Brady was 20 years ago. Rodgers was 15 years ago.
Well there you go. We found our "diamond" ... 4th-round draft choice Kirk Cousins!