Originally Posted by dream_team
Okoye, Mario & Duane were not the safe route.
You can argue Cushing, KJ, and Watt were safe picks... but they all ended up being the correct pick.
Jury is still out on Mercilus.
I dont believe in drafting this way, but before Wade this was the Texans MO on drafting defensive players in the 1st rd.
Okoye-highest rated player at position of need
Mario- ditto, plus he came cheaper than Bush/VY
Watt- Wade pick
Brown- HOF Alex Gibbs handpicked guy, although many disagreed with the pick at the time.