Originally Posted by eriadoc
I have reservations about Bridgewater because of a few games this year. I do think he's a first rounder. I like a lot about him. I just happen to think other guys in the draft are better prospects at their respective positions. If I'm being totally honest, the guy I think I really want is Nix. A badass NT would have the sort of impact on the defensive side of the ball that a franchise QB would have on the offensive side, IMO. It would free up Cushing to make plays, make it much more difficult for teams to deal with Watt, and make the rest of the team's pass rushers actually show up on occasion. But no one pegs Nix as a Top-5 pick. I get that. I will say that no one pegged Watt as a top-5 pick either, though.
Thank you for this response. This is the type of discussion I was looking for. If we're going to argue and fight like children around here we can at least do it intelligently.
P.S. I will toot my own horn here since I got dogged in the QB thread that I started, but I was quite clear here that Watt was a top five talent. I never would have predicted he would be this
good, but I was very high on him. Loved it when we drafted him.