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Old 01-08-2008   #21
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I am not saying to not draft a LT at #18. I am just saying that we shouldn't reach on a guy just because we think he could play LT for us. Thats all.

We need to find a long term solution at LT, no doubt and hopefully we have in Spencer or even perhaps Winston. I just feel that we have positions that are in more dire straits and don't even have a short term solution currently much less a long term solution. let's plug the holes first (Center, Corner, Safety, and better RB/OLBs)
With the exception of CB, no hole is more empty than LT. It is the most vital posititon on the line and we have a stop gap and a no body there. A quality CB can be found later in the draft, especially with how deep the position is. A franchise LT is necessary and its about time we did the right thing and get that guy to hang our hat on.
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With the exception of CB, no hole is more empty than LT. It is the most vital posititon on the line and we have a stop gap and a no body there. A quality CB can be found later in the draft, especially with how deep the position is. A franchise LT is necessary and its about time we did the right thing and get that guy to hang our hat on.
what if there isnt a guy to hang your hat on at #18? do you try and force a hat on someone when it doesn't fit? that is all I am saying. get the BPA at #18 especially considering we don't have a 2nd Round. If you want to take a reach on some guys, then trade down at least into the mid 2nd where there could be some OT value. Just dont take a guy projected to go in the 2nd or 3rd at #18 just because the front office feels their is a need. Frankly, I don't think they feel that way. I see them going after a DB at #18 unless somone just drops in their lap like Baker from USC (which could happen with a little luck and a lackluster combine/proday showing by Baker)
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I am not saying to not draft a LT at #18. I am just saying that we shouldn't reach on a guy just because we think he could play LT for us. Thats all.

We need to find a long term solution at LT, no doubt and hopefully we have in Spencer or even perhaps Winston. I just feel that we have positions that are in more dire straits and don't even have a short term solution currently much less a long term solution. let's plug the holes first (Center, Corner, Safety, and better RB/OLBs)
Thanks for clarifying. We all have our ideas for what position is more dire and that is cool. I also agree that reaching can be a problem, however a good evaluator will let you know if the player can develop. Personally, I think Samuel or the Okland CB (I can't spell it but Asomugha is close) just announced this month that he wants out of his contract can be sweet additions. I lean towards the first but the latter could be effective and cheaper. With Asomugha under contract a strong push for OLB pro bowler Briggs could be had. As Infantrycak informed me yesterday Nate Clemments huge contract was very reasonable for first year. The $ is there if McNair chooses to spend it. I think a RB, LT and a center or free safety can be had in 1st, third and 4th without a trade down. Our evaluator just has to be on target. I think signing Demps our probowler and Andre Davis are musts. If these moves are made, our dire needs should be addressed and that is why I am so pumped.
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what if there isnt a guy to hang your hat on at #18? do you try and force a hat on someone when it doesn't fit? that is all I am saying. get the BPA at #18 especially considering we don't have a 2nd Round. If you want to take a reach on some guys, then trade down at least into the mid 2nd where there could be some OT value. Just dont take a guy projected to go in the 2nd or 3rd at #18 just because the front office feels their is a need. Frankly, I don't think they feel that way. I see them going after a DB at #18 unless somone just drops in their lap like Baker from USC (which could happen with a little luck and a lackluster combine/proday showing by Baker)
After re-evaluation, CB is a big enough need to take early. Good point. I think they feel Winston could be the answer, and that they go out and get a RT so he can move.
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