A lot to unpack with this draft. I like the RAS high talent in this draft. Seems to me they have 4 or 5 guys who could have impact long term and 2 st guys. Thompson gets a lot of credit for taking Rodgers and Collins, but do we really know that he didn’t have to be talked into that? People don’t really know how deep Thompson’s desire to always move down is… Cue up Jack as Col and maybe we don’t want to know the truth.
Yeah I think St Brown has a real shot to be an impact player. He probably was knicked for not always finishing big plays and being a different spirit…ie he might have a life beyond football. I think the two corners have a good shot. I really like the Lb. I like what they did with better metrics and this group.
But I wouldn’t oversell this draft either. Dion Sanders and Jerry Rice they probably aren’t. When people oversell drafts they usually end up sorely disappointed. No I don’t think MM is a good coach at putting rookies in a good place to succeed immediately. No I don’t think Capers was a senile DC who lost it. I think TT and Ball messed up a lot the last 3 years. I don’t think this turns on a dime. I think they took a step forward. I also think MM’s job should be on the line. That is what really concerns me.
I just caution people, 4 to 6 contributers is indeed rare, and while people look at the trade @ 14 as brilliant, that could easily look a lot different in February. In the end they appeared to do well, but there are plenty of holes to fill still…,.