HighlandHawk wrote:Oddly enough I was sitting yesterday wondering where the "WE NEED A WR IN FIRST THREE ROUNDS!!!!" mindset came from. Keeping in mind this is a team that scored an average of nearly 28 points per game over the second half of the season and a team that doesn't throw that much. A WR seems like a luxury pick really compared to the urgency of upgrading our pass rush
And why is it so many people are against spending draft capital on offensive skill players? I don't get it. We haven't drafted an offensive skill player in the first round since 2002 (Jerramy Stevens).
If you want the offense to evolve, there's no shame in considering a game-breaker either at WR or TE. As good as the offense was down the stretch, we still struggle to get it going and we struggle for periods of time in the game, especially with getting separation. Golden Tate's catch in the Falcons game was one of the few all season that a WR broke away from a route when the play broke down and came back to help him out.
A WR in the first three rounds won't automatically improve the offense - we also need better pass blocking. But continuing to ignore pulling the trigger on one is befuddling. They've done a great job in rebuilding this roster (obviously), but I think it's time to give the offense some love. The right WR or TE to add to the mix will greatly improve the offense and help Wilson immensely.
The idea is to keep stacking weapons...and continue to significantly limit a defenses ability to enforce its will against us. You add a Hopkins or another big-body top flight WR, then the defense has to contend with Wilson, Lynch, Rice, Tate, Hopkins (as an example), Miller, Baldwin....that's going to leave someone open a great majority of the time. It forces the defense into more single coverage and that's always a good thing, especially for a dead eye like Wilson.