Re: Is Dobson on the bubble?
posted at 8/30/2013 11:05 AM EDT
In response to Muzwell's comment:
In response to prolate0spheroid's comment:
I don't think he's on the bubble at all. At the same time, I haven't been overly impressed with his performances in the games. Some good stuff, some bad stuff. For those who question BB's drafting, I think the interesting thing will be to watch how Cordarelle Patterson does in Minnesota. We could have had him, but traded that pick and ended up getting four guys instead:
- Jamie Collins
- Logan Ryan
- Josh Boyce
- Lagarette Blount (with Jeff Demps thrown in along with the pick).
On the surface, that seems like a really good deal to me, especially if Collins, Ryan, and Boyce all live up to their potential. But the trade did mean we passed on a receiver who many think will be a very good one and had to "settle" for Dobson and Boyce. Judging the success of this trade, I think, will require seeing whether our glaring receiver need is met by Dobson and Boyce better than it would have been with Patterson, as well as looking at how the four guys we got for the Patterson pick turn out.
Only issue with this is you must presume BB would have taken Patterson if he kept pick 29. Although we'll never know, I doubt that would have happened. Just doesn't seem like a BB kind of player.
So, really you need to look at all the players selected between Patterson and Collins as ones that BB may have passed on by making the trade. For all we know, he may have grabbed Collins with that pick had he stayed there.
I know what you're saying--but part of the evaluation is whether BB should be taking players he normally wouldn't take. I think those who criticize BB's drafts sometimes do so because they think he passes up on raw talent to get guys he believes will be better fits with the team or his approach. Not that that's necessarily a bad thing, but it's part of what you need to evaluate. For instance, does BB value discipline and/or versatility too highly . . . and should he value raw athleticism more?