Not going to attempt to sell you on hand goo, Albert Haynesworth (or any other troubled soul), or a freak run-in with our most recent short tenured defensive coordinator with this one. Amongst all of the grading and speculation surrounding our most recent draft, I went back to a question that I saw in many mocks, and probably heard several times on draft night shortly after we swapped spots with the Dallas Cowboys for #14: Can you still get [immediate] elite level talent at 14? Was 6 to 14 too big of a drop? Let me preface by stating that I still love our draft, and all the picks we accumulated before and during it. Here's a list of the #14 picks for the last decade.....does it sway your opinion one way or another?
2012: Michael Brockers - DT - LSU - Selected by St. Louis Rams
2011: Robert Quinn - DE - UNC - Selected by St. Louis Rams
2010: Earl Thomas - S - Texas - Selected by Seattle Seahawks
2009: Malcolm Jenkins - CB - Ohio State - Selected by New Orleans Saints
2008: Chris Williams - OT - Vanderbilt - Selected by Chicago Bears
2007: Darrelle Revis - CB - Pitt - Selected by New York Jets
2006: Brodrick Bunkley - DT - Florida St. - Selected by Philadelphia Eagles
2005: Thomas Davis - LB - Georgia - Selected by Carolina Panthers
2004: Tommie Harris - DT - Oklahoma - Selected by Chicago Bears
2003: Michael Haynes - DE - Penn State - Selected by Chicago Bears
A lot of defense here.........some great names......some forgettable ones. I realize that it doesn't mean squat in terms of what the two most recent ones will/may pan out, but how does this list of names make you feel about drafting at 14?