mrfahaji Posted January 25, 2012 Share Posted January 25, 2012 (edited) Do you draft by need, or by value? Well I think clearly the best strategy has to be a mixture of both. There's very little point drafting the best tackle available if he isn't good enough to outshine Svitek (or Baker...).With our first pick being 55th (?), I can't see that we will be able to pick up an excellent OT unless we take a gamble, and history has shown us that Dimitroff loses when he gambles on O-Line in the draft.We could still get a decent OG, and if there's a strong one on the board in round 2, I say that's the direction we go. But, there are a few reasons why Tight End might be the best option this year. We definitely need one, and the idea of 'learning under a Hall of Famer' has been discussed many a time. So, why else? I actually need some help filling in some gaps to my theory, so here goes:1) Apparently this year, unlike last year, is deep with TEs. I don't follow college, it's hard enough following the NFL over here. Is this true?2) Tight End is not a popular pick with early rounders. Kyle Rudolph went second round last year and he was one of only a handful of prospects. More choice at the position probably means teams won't be desperate to pluck TEs early.3) How many teams need Tight Ends? I've made a list. The Colts (Clark, getting on a bit), the Redskins, and a couple of other teams surely have too many holes to fill to worry about a TE early:Broncos, Raiders, Chiefs, Dolphins, Raiders, Bills, Cardinals, Seahawks, Bears.Even amongst these teams, I'm not sure how many of them a) Really need a tight end and b ) don't have more pressing needs. Any suggestions for additions/removals from this list welcome.In conclusion then, I know that Tight End is not desperate for us, YET. But given what I have outlined above, it might be the best value/need trade-off available to us in the second or third round.Oh, and one last point. I know this year was a bit disappointing, but look on the bright side, we might not be picking until 55, but we're still picking before the Saints! Edited January 25, 2012 by mrfahaji Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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