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Discussion in 'NFL Draft' started by Dangermode, Apr 22, 2017.
You're proving a good point... Nobody gets them all right.
Guess who made those picks
Actually, I think his point was a good one. It doesn't really matter what QB you draft in round 2, they aren't going to supplant Tom Brady. Draft a QB high in round 2 for the Browns, and he SHOULD be competing for the starter job on Day 1!!!
The same can be applied to these situations. The Pats have a beetter more established roster so it's gonna be hard to crack the starting lineup except for a few positions which they are looking to improve.
We knew Henry wasn't gonna start because we did have (we were hoping) and established vet there. So Henry not getting more playing time isn't an indictment on him and most of us wish he was used a bit more in certain situations!
But we had a journeyman playing NT and brought in a high 2nd round pick (who we chose over some potentially higher ranked DT's) we must have really liked...but he was never in the mix to start early on, so that was disappointing. I expect more from a 2nd round pick competing with a journeyman.
Dodd didn't exactly like the world on fire and some of us think he's not a very good fit on this defense and as such, too rich for a 2nd round pick. He didn't exactly inspire enough to get a lot of backup snaps!
Will these guys get their chances? Of course! But the FACT that we signed Sly Williams does NOT inspire confidence that Johnson is in the mix to start at NT. We have no idea about Dodd and can only hope for more from Henry!
These guys (Dodd and Johnson) better step it up in a hurry!!!
Thanks, exactly what I meant.
Good point. I'll just give Robinson credit for the good picks, and blame the rest of the NE FO for the bad ones.
That makes more sense. Typically, if a second rounder or later starts in his rookie year, the others in that position are really bad, and rarely are these rookies actually good. Maybe in spurts, but it's unlikely they are actually improving the team in a meaningful way. Since that is the case, I don't mind bringing them along more slowly.
Sims and Sharpe started , but it's not like we should be criticizing other teams for their 5th round picks, because they were hardly starting caliber players in year 1.
I'd give back Johnson but not Henry. Johnson doesn't seem good enough to warrant a 2nd round pick, he seems like JAG - just another guy.
In fact, I'd give up Johnson and Dodd for 1, 2nd round pick this year. Don't @ me.
It's early and they are voluntary workouts but I hope things don't get strained between Titans and Henry
This is the type of situation, when he comes in, he's almost guaranteed a nagging injury(hamstring, groin,calf) that will put him on the shelf and then of course we overwork DeMarco coming of the Plantar Plate injury.
Not good at all, we need Henry to take a huge 2nd year jump, and I foresee bad things already.