Re: 2011 Draft
posted at 10/15/2010 10:36 AM EDT
In Response to Re: 2011 Draft
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: 2011 Draft : So you're telling me they are set at receiver and no one else can/would be brought in? I'm also not ready to crown BJGE and Danny Woodhead as the future at their respective positions based on one game against Miami. Both have looked good, but there are certainly upgrades available via the draft. To take it a step further, they currently have 5 backs on the roster, Taylor, Morris, BJGE, Woodhead and Thomas Clayton. IMO, there's a good chance Taylor won't be back and Clayton appears to be roster depth at this point. That leaves you BJGE, Morris and Woodhead, none of which I'd want as my fulltime #1, though BJGE might ultimately find a home as the #2. Of those three, Morris has injury risks and hasn't seen the ball much and could conceivably be gone as well. Either way, there should be room on the roster for an upgrade (draft or FA) and/or additional headcount. A kid like Rodgers (and FB/LB Marecic) is valuable to a roster, especially a BB roster because of his versatility, his ability to contribute at multiple positions.
Posted by mbeaulieu07[/QUOTE]
Yes I'm saying they are currently set at the WR position. At least set enough to not want to spend a 3rd or higher pick on another player.
They currently have 5 rb's 2 of which are Morris and Taylor. Taylor is currently hurt so I'm not counting him as part of the active roster just as a guy taking up a roster slot. Both of those guys are injury prone so yes you do need to have 2 players as insurance in case one gets hurt. What I'm saying is that if you didn't need 2 players but 1 player then you could add depth to say CB, Oline, LB, DL or maybe have a 3rd QB on your team. It's hard to argue that any of those couldn't use an extra guy verse the extra spot slotted for a RB.
As for Woodhead and BJGE I'm not basing it off 1 game. BJGE has been progressing over the last couple seasons and his progression is very evident. You are right he'll never be a #1 but he'll be a damn good #2 which means you just need a complimentary back next to him not a true #1.
With Woodhead I'm still in a wait and see mode. He's looked good and I'd like to see a full season before making a judgement but if he continues the way he's played the last 2 games I don't see why he couldn't be Faulk's replacement after this year.
All I am saying is look at the current roster and rosters in the past. The only time in the entire BB era there has been a true #1 back that carried for over 1000yrds was the first year with Dillion. Now he was very effective but I think our O will be more effective with 3 500-800yrd backs and spending high picks on the lines then picking up another slot receiver and RB early.