Re: 1st Round- DeAndre Hopkins WR Texans
For me, the key things are as followed:
You have about 6-1/2 years to build a team, or do you guys want to give your HC more time? Be up front about it.
Each year, you only have one first round pick unless your GM is so good he sold other teams a bill of goods, trading a third for next year first.
On a few occasion, some team may be willing to give your their future first for this year high second to mid second rounder.
Basically, you need to use your first round picks on the most important positions of your team.
A LT, a QB, a number one receiver, for example.
And maybe a RB (if you definitely wants to build a run first team) or maybe a TE (if your team place TE at a premium), or perhaps a Center (if you think he's really really good).
On defense, you may choose to go with a monster interior linman, an edge rusher, a big time Inside LB, a number one CB, or a great safety.
How many positions that are named already?
More than 7.
If you use a first round pick on a number two receiver, you're failing your team.
We have to evaluate Hopkins as the number one receiver in a couple of years.
The bar has to be set high.
It wasn't his fault that he got drafted in the first, but it is what it is.