The only guy I felt he had ANY confidence in doing so was cotchery, who didn't come through. But he was targeting about 10 times last night. You can tell he has a rapport with him in practice. Too bad they come up short (literally and figuratively).
It is not as simple as "we should've drafted DeAndre Hopkins in Round 1". The draft is all about value. If we do pass up on Jarvis, who would we have gotten in Round 3 (the round we selected a WR, Wheaton)? Jarvis was a very good value at our pick in Round 1, and Wheaton was as well in Round 3. DeAndre would've been selected around the point where he was valued, = good value. Would we have gotten good value in Round 3? That's the question.
We got very good value in both Rounds 1 & 3. Only the short-sighted would question that.
Individually, all 3 of Wallace, Brown & Sanders would be good complimentary WR's to an AJ Green. But none of the 3 are genuine go-to guys.
how do we know what kind of value we got in wheaton?
I'm not convinced he is an impact player as some of you.
Some of these moves will come back to haunt us.
The defense was # 1 last year. So they to out and draft a LB.
at least Jarvis is starting though.
But receivers and eifert was there. Apparently cincy Didnt think it was a big deal to have 2 recent first round TEs on the roster.
And to boot. Next years draft has smaller WR types at the top of the class. But I'm sure they'll be an OLB or corner in the top 10. Yeah. More defense
the defense was One of the best the league has seen in 08. And the offense was average with a crap OL. so they go draft zig hood (to back up for a couple of years) When the 1st or 2nd best center was on the board and Justin hartwig was the starting center. Drafting unger puts us in position to draft dez or d Thomas the year we select pouncey
Another year goes by and the steeler D is once again near the top of the league and the offense is rated just a little above average. What does the FO do? Select another DE after watching its last 1st round DE take essentially 3 years and an injury for him to start.....Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
This Teams needs Heath Miller on the field (or any kind of real threat in the middle of the field) 100x's more than they need DeAndre Hopkins. They Also Need Wheaton to get more Reps..
Then maybe we can run.
As far as the Hopkins vs Jones debate, Jones has shown some flashes so far. It is ridiculously premature to say we made the wrong decision in drafting him.
We needed Jarvis Jones more than a first round wide receiver. Antonio Brown is our #1 and we got a speedy receiver in the third, Wheaton.
Fans are complaining about no TOs or sacks on defense...
The FO agrees...hence, Jarvis Jones in round 1...