1.22) Alvin "Bud" Dupree, OLB/DE, Kentucky
2.56) Senquez Golson, CB/S, Ole Miss
3.87) Sammie Coates, WR, Auburn
4.121) Doran Grant, CB, OSU
5.160) Jesse James, TE, PSU
6.199) Letterius Walton, DT, Central Michigan
6.212) Anthony Chickillo, DE, Miami
7.239) Gerod Holliman, FS, Louisville
Iím gonna protect him from himself (James Harrison). He and Will Allen are too old to be working right now. - Mike Tomlin
Nix would make a good addition but he isn't Top 10 to me. I think with the knee surgery & the possible "weigh in" he is outside the Top 20. It is hard to find a true NT in this draft. Nix is definitely one but I think Ryan Carrethers may be another & he is a 4th-5th round kid at best right now.
A NT being "hard to find" is what makes the long term sustainability of the 3-4 questionable. As we have seen after Hampton, they are very, very hard to find and if you do find one you are going to have to pay through the nose to keep him. I would not take Nix in the Top 10 either.
CBS Sports rated him in the 3rd round
NFL.com rated him as a 2nd round QB
NFLdraftscout.com = rd 3-4
NFLsfuture.com= rd 3-4
Walterfootball.com = rd 2
Just a few...
some people(me) are implying that we had no business spending a 4th on a long term project at the backup QB position.
wouldn't it be nice to have a CB,FS,ILB, or possibly a TE already in the system and preparing to help this team next year?
there were way too many holes up and down the roster as we have seen this year. Nobody said that player would be the "ticket to the playoffs", that's your hyperbole. Don't cry when our selection comes up in the top 10 of the 3rd round and cleveland walks to the podium. We could have just as easily used our own 4th on shark and retained our 3rd next year. Backup backup QBs are non essential and can be found on the waiver wire.
Short term gain, long term loss...
You are right though that some want to portray getting an unnamed player with that 4th round pick would have somehow added 3-4 wins this year or next.