Heyward and Hood were first round picks and they're playing like 4th or 5th round picks well into their careers.
They could have skipped the 2008 and 2009 drafts and we;d have about the same number of players form those drafts still playing.
I thought the talent was there like you do, but I'm beginning to believe the talent simply isn't there and the FO has simply missed on entire drafts and the majority of a couple others.
talent is the issue, IMO.
1.22) Owamagbe Odighizuwa, DE, UCLA
2.56) Quinten Rollins, CB, Miami (OH)
3.87) Ben Koyack, TE, ND
4.120) Kurtis Drummond, FS, MSU
5.152) David Johnson, RB, North Iowa
6.183) Sean Mannion, QB, Oregon St.
7.214) Lynden Trail, OLB, Norfolk St.
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