im not in love with it, but they are incredibly good players that i wouldnt smash things
there's a huge lack of playmaking talent right now... and the reason why is staring us right in the face on draft week... doing it for a 5th year... unbearable.
id rather over draft skill positions, than get a "steal" on the oline... BPA is for morons
Cooper and Womack may well be rare talents. If one is there at 17, I won't be surprised if that's the transaction they make. C'mon.... if that materializes, we would derive much comfort from the knowledge that Big Ben has the best line in front of him.
In addition to those big boys, Vaccaro, Eifert & Lacy seem to be legit first rounders. I'm hoping that John Simon will be there for us in a later round.
There is no doubt that if they went O-line (which I doubt) we couldn't be TOO mad. But at the same time, we have an alarming need at LB, maybe two LB's spots, we need help in the Secondary, NT, TE and RB too. I just don't see the O-line being that big of a need this year to warrant a first round pick.
Also, think about it, with all the O-linemen being drafted, there will be a veteran or two that will get released that could possibly come in and help us on the cheap. Giving us the depth we need on the O-line.
Believe me, I want to get that running game up and going this year. I want the balance back in this offense.
I do think cooper and warmack are becoming slightly overrated, id take decastro last year over both of them but they are being hyped like weve never seen anything like them before. Cooper is not THAT better than the pounceys as athletic guards, or even Branden albert who was an amazing guard prospect that has played LT since day one
And honestly Fluker is every bit as impressive as Iupati as a guard, but that gets lost in the shuffle. The best this year gets hyped as the best in the last 10 years way to oftern
This is for you buddy. :)
Cordarrelle Patterson drawing raves in spring
ESPN's Kevin Seifert says a half-dozen people have told him recently how impressive rookie Cordarrelle Patterson has been this offseason.
Patterson was a lock to excel in non-padded drills in which defenders aren't allowed to touch him. He's a physical freak that can run by anyone. The key to beating out Jerome Simpson for the starting split end job will be getting off jams at the line of scrimmage and running crisp routes in traffic. Patterson won't have a chance to show he's polished enough to do that until camp.
Doesn't matter to me how well Patterson is doing. I'm very happy with the way our draft turned out (well, except for the QB, still puzzled about that, considering where we are in Ben's lifecycle.)