Originally Posted by Lucky
But the dynamic now is Wade letting Rick know what he wants on defense. Not Rick telling Wade what he needs. Rick still has to make it happen on draft day(s).
I don't know how you get that.
Kubiak said that previous coordinators cut their list of potential defensive draft picks to roughly 50-60 prospects. Phillips got the list to 15-20, and the Texans drafted five of them.
“It was locked in before we went to draft day,” Kubiak said. “He knew exactly what he wanted.”
As been stated before, Rick's scouting staff has a list of players they
scouted & believe fit Wade's system. Rick gives the list to Wade, Wade whittles it down.
Then Rick manages the draft.
Picking five out of 15 names, Rick could have scratched 10 of those names off the list before the draft started, we don't know that.
& I don't think we ever had a situation where Rick told anybody what they needed. This is the most group think organization I've ever seen in my life, they all get together & agree on whatever their sphere of influence allows.
But the article you quoted does not prove Wade has any more influence over the draft than Frank Bush or Richard Smith had other than he whittled his list down a little farther.