Re: Ryan Swope
posted at 3/1/2013 11:17 PM EST
In response to magicalhobo's comment:
I hear ya Patseng, but you can't just give up on drafting WRs. They keep drafting all of these small school guys with "potential." This guy seems to have the potential along with production and no red flags that I'm aware of. Taylor Price played in a poor offensive system, Edelman was a QB, Ebert was a 7th round flyer, Tate was coming off knee surgery, Slater was special teams, and then you need to go back to 2006 to get to the Chad Jackson bust and 2003 for the Bethel Johnson one.
This guy, to me, just seems like a hardworking player that can run the intermediate routes and has the speed to be a burner as well. That is what this team needs! A player who isn't scared to get rocked by a safety and can also get behind the safeties.
Picking up vet receivers also doesn't seem to be working for team. Look at Ocho, Lloyd (to a lesser extent), Holt, Galloway, and all the others. There is an issue here...
We do need to draft defense, but this is one pick. We picked one offensive player last year and that was in the seventh round. Do you want to go two straight years drafting players that won't contribute to the offense?
I hear you but I just see college players taking a coupe years to work into he system. Consderig we were the #1 O last year and stunk on D I'd be pefectly ok spending the first 3 picks on D to finish i up. A top end D might help Brady more then a shinny young WR.
However, we need WR's so he's what I'd think. Resign Welker or get a Bowe, resign Edelman, move Hern to #2 WR role with Ballard as #2 TE (lets face it he's a better receiver then inline blocker), sign Hartline or Nelson, maybe draft another or if it he doesn't cost a ton get Boldin