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QB, OT, DT, pass rusher, cover corner, and field stretching WR are the positions top 5 picks should be used on.


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Obviously that's just opinion, but I challenge anyone to prove it wrong.

Yes, there are exceptions, such as Tomlinson, but over the last 10 years or so teams have been sticking to those positions with top 5 picks. Other positions taken with top 5 picks are rarely worth it.

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Who knows what will happen in free agency. We could shore up the OL with a couple of big name signings and focus on some of the other areas u mentioned in the draft.

Hey, I know its fun to speculate and predict but just about everyones mock draft could change radically between March 3rd and draft day.

Aside from that, we do need help in all those areas.

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I disagree with the QB. Unless that QB is 'special'. Peyton has been the last special QB in a long time.

No player should be drafted with a top 5 pick if he isn't 'special'. Even if a QB isn't the next Tom Brady or Payton Manning, he can be worth a top 5 pick. Carson Palmer was. So was Eli. Jury is obviously out on JeMarcus. Vick was for 2 years :laugh: :ermm:

Even a QB who will likely only be a solid starter could be worth it if he's a solid starter for a long time. That's how important QB is.

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Well, except that first round running backs are starting everywhere in the league, in comparision to most quarterbacks drafted well outside of the first round, if drafted at all, or offensive linemen that have been frequent busts in the last decade, especially those taken in the top 5, or defensive linemen that have always been hit-or-miss and dependent entirely coaching rather than physical dominance in college, or cornerbacks that are never worth high picks under any circumstances, or wide receivers when the first wide receiver taken is absolutely never the best one, yeah I can see virtually none of this being accurate.

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Really there is absolutely no position worth taking top 5, the aura surrounding a high first round pick is almost never justified, maybe one player in the top 5 will succeed in the NFL in a given year, if that, the only thing that matters is truly unusual and extraordinary talent at a position, such only seen in Darren McFadden and Chris Long in this draft and absolutely no one else, coaching, and what amounts to luck (health, as perfectly healthy players in college can be frail in the NFL, and players with injury histories in college just about always have trouble with them in the pros, the player being able to hold himself together when he gets to the pro level, etc.)

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The only thing that can really be said about a top 5 pick is that a defensive tackle will virtually always become fat and useless, a quarterback will always be put into action too early and might do something in his third year if there's not too much turnover in the coaching staff, and virtually every pick that's not a quarterback or offensive skill position player will disappoint the fans because the rest of the talent has not improved enough to make that player's efforts noticable, though 4/5 skill position players will speed up the movement in attitude from "potential" to "disappointment" to "bust that sunk the franchise," by getting hurt or not translating well to the NFL.

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