HawkerD wrote: Mad Dog wrote:
Cyrus12 wrote:I know Brooks is hurt but tell me again why Brooks was chosen over Queen who appears to be having an outstanding rookie campaign??
Because John and Pete liked Brooks better. Could have been the interview. Could have been something they saw on film. Who knows? Maybe send a letter the John Schneider and ask him. The rest of us have no clue.
But remember: Draft = Crap shoot. I know a ton of people that wanted us to draft Michael Kendricks over Bobby Wagner in 2012. No one questioning that decision now, are they?
Until someone gets a crystal ball that predicts injury risk and a mind reader that can see into a player's motivation, the draft will always be a lottery. Especially after the top 15 picks.
Whenever someone is defending this teams drafts, they always go back to 2012 to find a positive. Since then the only true star drafted is DK. This team has drafted poorly even when you consider their less that great draft position. They have also made a lot of costly BAD trades. (Harvin, S. Richardson, J. Graham). RW has been their saving grace.
2019 was a fine draft. Collier is coming into his own in his first healthy action in the league, Blair was blossoming into his nickel role prior to injury, Metcalf is a bona fide star. Barton and Homer are fine role players, the former of which is steadily improving, Burr-Kirven is a solid special teamer, and Ugo Amadi is both a fantastic special teamer and playing very good defense. It's looking like a pretty damn good draft to me.
As for 2020, we look to have two starting caliber players in Alton Robinson and a solid starter in Damien Lewis. Jury is still out on Brooks and Taylor, the first two guys picked. Freddie Swain is developing into a solid receiving option, as well.
Their recent drafts have not been horrible at all. They're getting some solid players. Sure, it ain't 2010 or 2012, but these drafts may continue to look better as time goes on. 2019 certainly is.
It's very, very hard to sustain success in the NFL - even with a great quarterback. Not every draft can reasonably be expected to yield true blue chips, especially with late picks. This front office has done a fantastic job keeping a playoff caliber team, and I can't complain about the past 2 drafts.