- Apr 29, 2009
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Agree with the premise -
2 hurdles for me:
1. Can point to multiple weak links.
All positions showed some inconsistency
For ex. I thought at times to Oline played better with Kindley at LG. Maybe a true RT solidifies the right side and Kindley/ Flowers handle LG. Still questions at Center and need development at LT
2. Mental block of having to reinvest more assets to the OL. Last year we spent #18, #39, and 3 years 30 mill Flowers.
I’m waiting to see if some quality falls to #36- Darrisaw- Slater- Mayfield I think his name OT Michigan.
Honestly, if you have a bunch of picks like Miami does, you can afford to continue to spend early picks on OL. OT in particular is a good investment. But, all those picks also give you plenty of opportunities to draft the guys you need to score at a high rate - receivers. If you have a WR and OT with similar Ceiling/Floor projections, WR will make a bigger impact - so long as you're not desperate for an OT. If you are, you have to fill that need before you can do much of anything.
I don't think Miami is desperate at OT. They've put themselves in the position where they have to feel comfortable rolling with Jackson and Hunt at OT. Jackson is young and flashed some good play before the injury, and Hunt was good for a rookie at RT.
36 is a good spot to target OL (agreed). Pitts + D. Smith/J. Horn/E. Moore or Smith/Chase/Waddle + Horn/Moore/Marshall and then OL at 36 is going to make a bigger long-term impact than any scenario with OL at 6 or 18.
You're either adding two proven playmakers or a playmaker and a star CB, who perfectly fits what Miami needs out of its CB's. Forget about needs. You don't pass on that kind of talent unless you have a similar blue-chip talent at a position more valuable or as valuable but you need more.