Sperm Edwards Posted September 17, 2021 Share Posted September 17, 2021 56 minutes ago, #27TheDominator said: Yeah. I was very concerned about his drafting before he arrived. I will say that I am still concerned, but I have seen more things that I have liked. I am generally a "traits" guy and was worried because Douglas was supposedly a "production" guy. In all the ball washing while they were courting him, I remember reading about the near universal respect and his ability to get a language that he and the scouts could understand so that they were on the same page about prospects. He has been drafting tons of speed, which I love. The drafts have not panned out as of yet, but there are certainly opportunities. There was a bunch of boom or busting going on. So far they have not boomed, but there is still time. The one guy that fit what I was worried about was Perine. The rest? Not as much. I think that he is drafting for his coaches, which I think is great. On the other hand you end up with guys like Davis and Mims that are not great fits when you switch systems. I think Davis was drafted to play single high safety for Gregg Williams. He had the speed and was learning the position. He still may have value (*should* be a plus special teamer) but he isn't going to do that with Saleh. Maybe he can fit the Lamarcus Joyner role. Maybe. Mims was a value WR with #1 traits. He does not fit so great with guys valuing route running, and interchangeability. Another guy that should have value, but it may be diminished. Hall was a hit for where selected. The rest? Not so much. This year they drafted some guys that will need time. The 2 S/LB hybrids are going to take time to adjust. If Wilson and AVT hit, they are probably golden. All those DBs are not high level guys and are being molded, but we will see how it plays out. His draft classes played a decent amount of snaps Sunday, though when you have a sh*tty team, they ought to. I am actually very hopeful. I think that if Saleh is a good coach we are in very good shape. Douglas doesn't seem like a single minded lunatic. Sometimes that can work (Bill Belichick is a scumbag) but you can't count on guys like Gase, Maccagnan or Idzik to get along with people. Douglas seems like he will work with his coach and try to give him what he wants/needs. I totally understand all the concern and complaints, but I think there is a reason for the decisions, even those I don't love and there is hope they will get it right. Holy @Sperm Edwards batman! That was long. Lol nice! Davis also may have been bumped up on his board to rationalize drafting a day 2 safety would make Adams that much more expendable before last season started (or to take leverage away from the Adams camp should they end up going the extension route). Of course that's not a full explanation, as there were other safeties to draft. But after taking a tackle and a WR that may have moved safety up from a positional importance standpoint. Yes there were other positions to draft, too, but there's every likelihood if he didn't take Davis there then he'd have taken Zuniga instead, seeing how he drafted the latter just 11 slots later as it is. 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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