Who else feels the pressure to "hit" with every draft pick?

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  1. phan1

    phan1 All Pro

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    I'm pretty fed up with wondering what we're going to with our #1 pick. Screw that pick, what are we going to do with the rest of our picks? We've got 6 picks afterwards, and after going 2-14 this season, I'm feeling the need to hit on all of them. Especially after what we did on our last draft.

    I think the results are in, and we can officially say we did not do well last season. It feels like all we did was add "depth" to an already average team, which is totally lame. It feels like Casserly really didn't feel the added pressure after going 1 game away from .500 last year. Maybe I'm being unreasonable, but I'm always expecting about 3 people out of the draft who can come in and immediately produce for us on the field.

    In the last draft, we pretty much added some depth at a few position and Jerome Mathis. Yeah, Earl came in and started a few for us, but in the end, that's just not good enough. I don't have any idea what the board will look like after we use our 2nd pick, but we need solid picks with each one of them. We desperately need some playmakers, particularly on D, where no one seems to be able to make a play when we need one. The pressure is on Cass, so let's hope you do better this year than last.
     
  2. ledzeppelin229

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    We have 7 picks after the first one this year, since we have New Orleans 3rd rounder. Earl is from a couple years ago, you must be thinking of CC Brown.

    I do agree though that hitting on all our picks would be a nice feeling.
     
  3. phan1

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    Yeah, it was CC Brown, my bad.
     
  4. TexanSam

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    I don't know if every team "hits" on every single one of it's picks in any draft. Getting good, quality players in 4 or 5 out 7 of them would be kind of nice. Personally, I think Kubiak should have the final say in all the picks except for 4th round picks. Casserly manages to hit on those, getting Domanick Davis and Jerome Mathis in the 4th round. We better have a good draft though and Casserly knows it if he wants to stay.
     
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    True, but w/ the first pick in each round, we should have the best chance of any team to "hit" on most of our picks.

    We get first choice of any projected 1st round players that slip by, any projected 2nd rounders that slip, 3rd rounders, etc....and on the second day we get first choice of any projected first DAY players that slip. If we don't get 4 or 5 quality players in this draft, I'll be very upset b/c we're in a great situation.
     
  6. Ibar_Harry

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    If we trade down we might even have more picks to make. We might get a whole football team out of this trade down. Oh, well, we have to have some laughs
     
  7. WILLIEG

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    Does anyone think that since N.O., Tenn., N.Y.J., and possibly Oakland would be willing to give up a second rounder this year to get the future QB of their franchise. In other words, is it possilbe we can trade down to N.O.'s #2 overall spot and pick up a second for falling down. Then, trade down to the # 3 overall spot and gain another second round pick. And continue this method to see how many extra picks we could possibly pick up in the second. I truly believe that this could work out and is really fare in terms of moving up one spot in order for each team to gain the insurance they would like to have to get who they really want/need. It might seem crazy but i think that with the N.Y.J.'s being so high on Cutler and Oakland looking for a franchise QB, something like this could be a real possibilty.
     
  8. Grid

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    Teams normally wont trade up one spot. If you are willing to move down, then you probably arent going to take the player they want.. and that high in the draft, normally even if you DO take the player they want, there is someone else good that they want.

    also.. there is a limit on the amount of draft picks you can have, and alot of teams would be unwilling to do that simply because it would give us a lock on the top of the second and third rounds.
     


  9. cap1

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    Grid what is the limit on draft picks? I don't claim to know everything, but I have never heard of this.
     
  10. TheOgre

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    What a lot of people don't remember is Jimmy Johnson had a lot of bad selections when he was with the Cowboys. His secret was that he had so many selections (as everyone knows from the Hershel Walker trade) and when he hit, he usually hit big. That seems to be the Patriots approach as well. They don't hit on all of the selections but they always seem to have extra ones, and they treat every selection as an important one. We could learn some lessons from what those teams did to build multiple Super Bowl winners.
     

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