Originally Posted by jeffbiologist
Let me guess, you played CB in high school right? You are 5'7 175?
I really dont think you are realistic and you dont take criticism well.
The fact is we won a super bowl with guys fresh off the street, and now we have Capers to hide our weaknesses.
Cromartie is an apple, but he is not necessarily the same type of apple as his namesake. You are way too young to remember Thiesman changing his name to rhime with Heisman.....to no avail....
No way do we draft ANYONE who wieghs in at 184 with the 7th pick in the draft, this is PROFESSIONAL football.
Actually i was a CB in highschool lol for real. Played varisty CB and WR, also kicked field goals cause nobody else could. Had 4 INTs in one game once, it made the front of USA today paper (just a small box at the top listing the top performances), so yea i was pimp.
But anyways no we havent won SB's without great CB play, in 01 and 03 i really dont think we win the SB without the stellar play of Ty Law, who was a 1st round pick BTW, and in 04 Law was out but Samuel really stepped it up.
We have crapola for CBs right now, we will get abused by any good team out there, they will just spread us out and pick us apart. OLB is not a huge priority, we have Adalius outside taking over for Colvin which is an upgrade, and Vrabel on the other side who is solid but not spectacular. He could easily be upgraded, but its not as big as an issue everyone makes it out to be. Id only draft a guy to replace Vrabel if there was a clear-cut stud in this draft, and i just dont see that.
DRC is an exceptional athlete, he has every ingredient you need to be a lockdown corner, hes got height, rangy long arms, elite hands and ball skills, world class speed, unbelievable feet and balance for a guy his size, strong and intelligent. He needs to be coached up no doubt but hes a bright kid and is passionate about football. Its would be "nuts" to pass on him when we need a #1 corner for the future.