Re: Maybe last years draft wasn't all Phillips.
I think its really hard to tell with Rick period.
Last year showed us what a difference an at least competent DC (we got lucky and got a great one) that has a REAL scheme can do for a defense. It made the draft posted much better because we had people doing what they should be doing. Cush was lights out but, thats no matter what position. If they had better depth at CB I think Quinn would've moved to safetya long time ago. Barwin, when drafted, was projected to be a great 3-4 OLB...guess what? He produced much better as an OLB than an undersized DE.
When any GM leans on their coaching staff so much for input its really hard to grade the GM himself. Really its up to the coaching staff to make good on utilizing what they request.