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Draft Issues and Concerns-Who is going to backup SJ????

I do not post much, but I want to get some thoughts from fans around the website on a few issues I have with this draft.  Overall, I give the draft a B- some picks I liked and some that I did not understand:

1.  I have heard for 2 years now how we need a capable backup to SJ either from the draft or FA.  It did not happen last year (im sorry Chris Og.) does not count.  So what happens this year, we pass on this position in the draft, then proceed to watch alot of other teams trade late draft picks to acquire other teams second string rb's which would be a huge upgrade from what we have.  Kenneth Darby is not even close to what we should have as our No. 2 rb.  This should have been fixed last year.  I hope the FO has something up their sleeves, maybe an ex-giant/eagle/undrafted gem?

 

2.  Building in the trenches to build a team I can agree with.  I was surprised at the Saffold pick, but I think it will end up being a good move.  I think the Selvie pick is my favorite at this point, spags can work some mojo on this guy to help out Long.  The other DE's I don't know much about so I wont even comment.  

 

3.  Gillyard seems like good value at that position but I don't think he will be anything more than another #2 WR, unless he turns out like Steve Smith.  As much as the FO is all about size, why do we keep drafting small WR's???? I was in the camp that no WR should have been taken, unless a solid pass cathcing TE.  This would have done wonders to help with Bradford's development.

 

4.  MurphyJeromeMurphy - Deja Vu???  This pick is ok I guess, I think TE Arron Hernandez would have been a great pick here.  I am also upset with the later round pick again used on a CB when I think we had some more pressing needs like RB, DE, or LB.

 

In summary, only time will tell how these guys show up in the NFL.  We had a solid draft last year, hopefully this year's as well.  Overall I am satisfied with this draft, but I am disappointed that we were not able to make more moves in the later rounds of the draft.

Thoughts?

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