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Old 04-21-2013   #17
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Default Re: NT or DE in first 3 picks

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Originally Posted by The Pencil Neck View Post
I think, under Smith at least, the concept has always been to take the BPA at a position of need.

We needed a left tackle, we drafted Duane Brown (and a lot of people thought we reached.)

We needed linebackers and we drafted Cushing, Sharpton, and Reed.

We needed a RB (after failing to find one in FA) and we drafted Slaton and Tate.

We needed a DB and we drafted Kareem and McMannis and when Kareem didn't have a good rookie season, we drafted Brandon Harris and Roc Carmichael.

We need a WR and we draft Posey and Martin.

I can't remember a year under this regime where they didn't draft someone to fill almost all (if not all) of the holes perceived that year going into the draft.
Give me an example where we drafted to fill all needs in one year.
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