It's also matter of "a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush." in the NFL that's more like worth 10 in the bush.CharVike wrote: ↑Sat Apr 29, 2023 2:58 pmThat's a fair observation and opinion. If you look at all the later picks as just window dressing then there is no sense getting into that spot. We have been doing that for a long time and the results are in front of all of us. Sure you can find great players anywhere. HOFers were working in grocery stores. That's not a great way to approach it. I'd prefer to be closer to the top than the bottom as most would and that is why I'm pissed every time I see a trade down. Our current roster reflects the problem with that strategy. Why do you think there was the suck for luck mentality for Andrew. Of course you can say he was a bust based on where he was picked. That falls on the team for never getting an OL together. He was beaten out of the NFL. You can only take so many hits.J. Kapp 11 wrote: ↑Sat Apr 29, 2023 2:30 pm
Exactly. We got a 25-year-old top-5 tight end for a back-half-of-the-second-round pick. I'd say that's a win. It's like back in 2008, when we traded for Jared Allen and all the skeptics went, "We had a crappy draft."
I mean, what did some of you think was going to happen with 5 picks, including just one in the first 87?
Jordan Addison and T.J. Hockenson. That's our draft this year. Everyone else is window dressing. If somebody pans out, great.
There's not a prospect in the draft I'd rather have over the proven commodity that is T.J. That trade already made this a more successful draft than most.
The trading down bothers me less starting in the 3rd. I don't like it when they trade down more than a spot or two in the 1st or 2nd.