- Mar 13, 2013
- AFL Club
- Brisbane Lions
- Other Teams
- Bruins, Dodgers, Bulls, SEM Phoenix
There are a couple of guys later that looked good at Centre and I agree that CB should have been priority here.
Would have gone first round if it wasn't for the injury history which reads as -
"At Florida State, he suffered a torn right ACL in 2016 and season-ending ankle injuries in 2017 and 2018. At Alabama, he developed into the best center in the nation but suffered a torn left ACL in December 2020."
Early 2nd seems too high a pick with that injury baggage, should have addressed corner with there plenty of options still on the board. Upside is he can play anywhere on the O'Line but looks the obvious replacement for Kelce.
Tom Donahue, senior director of player personnel. In an interview Howie said it was because of a player that got picked between 70 and 73 (DB, another DT). Would love to know Tom's sideNice picks or not, Howie really is a douche, old mate wasn't too impressed either.
Someone commented Williams is a pure analytics pick so I'm guessing Tom is a bit more old school.Tom Donahue, senior director of player personnel. In an interview Howie said it was because of a player that got picked between 70 and 73 (DB, another DT). Would love to know Tom's side
first 4 picks are all positions we needed to address, the rest are just value picks which I don't have a problem with.Over emphasis on the defensive line, still need another corner or 2 and a punter (I think), incoming UDFA's could throw someone up. Might have a function linebacking corp sooner rather than later. Is Ertz still out the door? If so, maybe add another player of need as part of that move? Don't like pick 2, very good player but too big a risk at that position with that injury history & the Eagles record of injury management. But overall, Howie did better than ok I suspect, somewhere around a 7/10.
1 (10) - DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama
2 (37) - Landon Dickerson, C, Alabama
3 (73) - Milton Williams, DT, Louisiana Tech
4 (123) - Zech McPhearson, CB, Texas Tech
5 (150) - Kenneth Gainwell, RB, Memphis
6 (189) - Marlon Tuipulotu, DT, USC
6 (191) - Tarron Jackson, DE, Coastal Carolina
6 (224) - JaCoby Stevens, LB, LSU
7 (234) - Patrick Johnson, LB, Tulane