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Is it just me, or is there a legitimate hype issue surrounding each year's draft and the prospects slated to enter? Especially for 1st round defensive prospects expected to be selected outside of the top 5... I can't buy into any of it... they simply seem to give poorer returns than their offensive counterparts... Yet still we share highlight vids touting them as "the one" 

So yeah I hear when everyone says our greatest need is edge, but I don't buy AJ Epenesa or any of the other edges not named Chase Young being hyped beyond what we have/had already. I don't buy Delpit or any of the slew of CBs being touted as shutdown corners.

 I can see us getting more value out of an Ettienne than an Epenesa or Delpit... Just like we did with Ridley vs Neal/Takk/Beasley

 

 

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Sounds to moi you’ve got your mind made up, so I’ll take a pass (no pun intended). 

I could diarrhea shotgun blast my keyboard and make a better thread than this.

Is that a challenge

Defenders outside of top 5 are busts, yet we should take a round 2-3 RB at 16...gotcha.

maybe you should have taken the time you used to make this thread and used it to research the top defensive players and where they were drafted. These ‘convince my stubborn ***’ threads are a waste of keystrokes...yet my dumb *** replies lol.

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I don't have it on me, but I'm sure someone could look at pro bowl rate for defenders between 5-32 in the draft vs offensive players.

Then we wouldn't just be talking.  But yeah, people like Reed, Lewis, weren't early picks.  More recently Vander Esch, Lattimore, TJ Watt came in that range.  And last year, Josh Allen, Ed Oliver, Devin Bush, Brian Burns came outside the top 5 and are already on good footing.

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Ed Reed, Ray Lewis, D Ware, Revis, Champ Bailey, JJ Watt, Aaron Donald, Urlacher, Freeney, Sapp, D Brooks, Polamalu, Earl Thomas, and Ty Law. 

There are also guys like Cam Jordan, Suggs, and Kuechly that have had exceptional careers. 
 

Those are just the ones that I can think of off the top of my head

 

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59 minutes ago, ramonezy said:

Is it just me, or is there a legitimate hype issue surrounding each year's draft and the prospects slated to enter? Especially for 1st round defensive prospects expected to be selected outside of the top 5... I can't buy into any of it... they simply seem to give poorer returns than their offensive counterparts... Yet still we share highlight vids touting them as "the one" 

So yeah I hear when everyone says our greatest need is edge, but I don't buy AJ Epenesa or any of the other edges not named Chase Young being hyped beyond what we have/had already. I don't buy Delpit or any of the slew of CBs being touted as shutdown corners.

 I can see us getting more value out of an Ettienne than an Epenesa or Delpit... Just like we did with Ridley vs Neal/Takk/Beasley

 

 

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