Originally Posted by Blake
We absolutely need more big time pass rushing linebackers. We dont need more pass catching tight ends. But if you have to have one then take one in the 3rd-4th rounds.
TE - Currently we have
OD - who will be 30 years old this year, is in the second year of a 4 year 22 million dollar contract, has missed 14 games in the last 3 years, only has 5 total TD's in the last 2 years and has never averaged over 13 yards a catch in any of his 6 seasons as a pro.
Garret Graham - 1 catch in his career. Enough said!!!!!
But in your infinite wisdom we don't need anymore pass catching tight ends.
OLB - Currently we have
Connar Barwin - A young third year stud that had a career year last year with 11.5 sacks.
Brooks Reed - Another young stud that had 9.5 sacks last year.
And 2 promising young guys who have at least shown flashes of the talent it takes to become solid depth at OLB in Nading and Braman.
But again in your infinite wisdom this is where we should spend our first round pick? On a player who will seldom see the field and will probably only really contribute this year if there is an injury?
We dont need to spend our first round pick on this type a player, but if you have to have one then take one in the 3rd-4th rounds. Don't waste a first round pick on one. Use that on a player that can and will have the most impact on the team. A player like Fleener that because of the mismatches he will create and his abilities, will make an instant impact.