Originally Posted by ArlingtonTexan
If my memory is working Witten was largely thought of as a higer ranked prospect and there was a lot of 1st guessing if you were going to draft a TE then at least go Witten. Seems like a 2nd round TE was not thought of that highly then though.
They were a toss up with Witten being argued as having a higher ceiling but with character concerns. That kind of choice still doesn't strike me as epically bad. Being an expansion team and using a 3rd on a DLmen you cut without ever seeing the field, now that is an epically bad choice.