Was wondering what everyone's opinion about the draft is.
Myseld overall satisfied because we addressed needs but more because of what we got int he first round. At times I think Bb should step away in the 2nd and 3rd round and come back in the fourth but that's because I have no idea who Tavon Williams is or the rugby player. Anyway here are my thoughts:
Jones- we have a player that can dominate in this league at that DE/OLB (depending on which front)position. Might not happen right away but this year we can depend on him playing the Anderson role.
Hightower- THis guys is a beast of a player that I never thought we'd get due to the fact that he is a beast at ILB. What I was unaware of was his ability to play OLB as well as end. The more I read about him the better I feel because he is
a versatile player that can play multiple roles. At 4-3 our LB core could look like Mayo-Spikes-hightower.
Tavon Wilson- I am not going to lie was completely unimpressed with this pick and to be honest not really sure even post draft that anyone was interested in taking him prior to round 6 where he was projected at the earliest. I felt there were a lot of good players still on the board yet we rushed to get him. BB says he is a 4 down player and that is always a good sign as that was what he said about McCourty when he cam out and McCourty dominated that first year. I still DON'T like this pick where we got him. DL should've been addressed here and BB could've gotten him later.
Jake Bequette- Another guy that no one seem to want where he was picked but I am biased when it comes to us getting pass rushers and this guys seems to have a non-stop motor and a desire to get to the QB. Although not as talented as others he seems to want it bad and you can never complain about a player like that. Sooner or later he will succeed. BB seems to be high on him.
Nate Ebner- I mean a rugby player picked in the 6th when he could've been picked at a street free agent. I guess got nothing to say beyond that. Special teamer with possibility of playing safety years down the line. A project at best.
Alfonzo Dennard- Loved this pick here. Talk about a guy who f'd up big time. IF he can be held in check this dude not only will make this roster dont be shocked if he plays in the slot right away. But that is only if he is not a bonehead. THis late in the draft good pick.
Jeremy Ebert- A guy that plays in the slot and we can hide him in the practice squad until next year. He is more for the future then anything.