Chron Article Rick Smith doesnt rule out anything, including taking an offensive player with his first-round pick. You have to look at value, he said. If its our turn to pick and we have an offensive player rated a lot higher than a defensive player, why should we pass up the higher-rated prospect? The idea is to improve the team any way we can. Weve filled some holes in free agency, but we have a lot more work to get done in the draft. We want to take the best players we can get. BPA like some of us have been saying all along.