minutemancl Posted December 21, 2021 Share Posted December 21, 2021 7 minutes ago, GMENNATION said: We CANNOT be drafting Kyle Hamilton with one of our picks if the board just happens to fall that way. It doesn't matter if he becomes the best safety of all-time we can't do it. I've said this before but to me EDGE is the #1 priority with our first pick of the draft. Unless the value is just not there, which will be very possible, it is a bigger priority than OL. Bradberry and Adoree Jackson are not always going to be there to lock guys down. We need to transition to true sacks and pressuring the QB, not coverage sacks. This defense - which has soooo much potential - will never be more than slightly above average until they are wrecking game plans. Of course the OL is horrible and we need to invest heavily there but there are day 1 starter quality OL throughout the draft. You cannot say that about EDGE. If we are getting into the weeds with prospects over just positions, Hutchinson and Thibodeux are the two true game changers at EDGE this year, and they will both most likely be gone by our picks. Hutchinson probably goes #1 and Thibodeux should follow soon after. I like Karlaftis, but he's not a top-10 guy to me. The guy who I do like after those top 2 that has game changing potential, but isn't as sure of a thing, is Jermaine Johnson out of FSU. However, he is a late first round/early second round guy right now. I don't think the value is going to be there with EDGE where we will be picking. It's easier said than done, but if we end up in a situation where Hutchinson and Thibodeux are gone by 5 and we are picking 5 and 6, there may be some serious value in taking our favorite OL at 5 and then trading back to the late teens or twenties, picking up another 1st next year in the process, and taking a guy like Jermaine Johnson there. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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