If Jones is there when we pick then we should take him. His on field production numbers in college are top shelf ... I don't give a damn about combine crap and neither did Terrel Suggs whose underwear numbers were very similar to Jones.
Also, quit with the myth that defensive players don't contribute their rookie years under LeBeau. It's just not true. If the player has the talent then he sees the field. If he can't play as well as the guy in front of him then he sits and learns. Its pretty simple. If we draft Jones I don't know whether he would start or not but I do think he would be a contributor.
If Miller is miraculously healthy come the start of the year and we drafted Eifert who do you think starts? Hands down its Miller with Eifert contributing off the bench. We have just had better players on the defensive side of the ball so its harder for the rookies to get playing time. That tide is turning so we will see rookies being used more on defense.
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Jones round 1
Ertz round 2
I'll take that. Of course I was ecstatic when we had Mendy Round 1 and Sweed Round 2.....
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Funny how Woodley had the talent, Cortez Allen had the talent, Gay had the talent, McFadden had the talent (remember him making a great play against Indy in the palyoffs?), Anthony Smith had the talent. Timmons saw the field enought to get 2 fumble recoveries his first year and his second year he saw the field a lot. So what you are propagating is a myth. Quit trying to play it off as a fact. If you have the talent LeBeau puts your butt on the field somehow, someway!
You guys realize that one of the future rule changes doesn't involve "no defense" on the field... It's as if people think, "2013-2014 or bust... who cares if we don't have a defense in 2015 or 2016"..
Re-read what ruthless said JPN... both were "need", but, one was "immediate", the other was "long-term". I would draft long term... that's the BPA philosophy, right? "We have Willie Parker, he's decent, but, Mendy's on the board and a top 10 talent, by many"... give it a shot...
Specific players out of the equation for a moment...
If there was an all-pro, hall-of fame, player that wouldn't start this year to be had at 1.17, I'd take him in a heartbeat, regardless of position. I care about the team being good EVERY year...
Next player example...
Many fans were ticked that the team didn't take Bryant Johnson the year they selected Polamalu. That year, he looked to be a solid up-and-comer, and quite possibly could have rocked with Big Ben as his QB... many years later, it's not even close. That's the pick I'd make over and over and over again... without hesitation... "long-term-solution", not flavor of the week.
Now, if you're convinced that Eifert will be an All Pro for a decade to come, sign me up... I just haven't seen that out of him, IMO.