Attyla the Hawk wrote:2019 was an abjectly crappy draft. Full of reaches and failed attempts to plug holes. So much so that we ended up doubling down and spending high draft capital and multiple 2020 picks in a 2nd failed attempt to fix the DE position. And ultimately had to burn 2 additional first round picks (Adams), Bradley McDougald and a 5th round pick (Diggs) in addition to the 2019 2nd to adequately address the safety position.
If you factor in that we also 'traded' Frank Clark, another third round pick and Jacob Martin (Clowney) to get that lousy result -- it's even worse.
It's the grossest example of drafting for need and why it's ridiculously stupid. It's almost guaranteed to result in not only not solving (as opposed to addressing) need, but also inviting roster decay by not preemptively solving short/medium term needs just around the corner.
Solving != addressing. Addressing may as well be answering "C" to every question on a test. And all one needs to do to evaluate that draft, is to consider the massive/costly moves made in the 12 months since that draft at those positions to see how Pete/John considered it.
DK saved that draft sort of. Much like Damian Lewis will save this one. Just like Will Dissly and Jacob Martn saved the 2018 draft.
While I agree that the draft didn't immediately fill some pretty large roster holes, I'm not sure I can call it call it crappy.
Collier is coming along in his first healthy action, Blair was really blossoming in his nickel role before his unfortunate injury, and DK Metcalf is going to be a star for years to come. Ugo Amadi is also playing very well. Homer is a decent third down back in our new look pass-centric offense, and BBK has been a decent special teamer. Cody Barton is a role player who has been improving, but his play has been ridiculously polarizing. Some are raving, some are very down. Personally, I think he's showing a lot of promise in coverage.
To me, this draft is actually looking a lot better this year than it was last year.