Weak 2013 Draft Class?
The article isn't gospel by any stretch, but certainly seems to suggest that this year's draft is not nearly as stacked as last year's draft was. Or to put it another way, it could be argued that our not having a first round pick in this draft is less of a negative that it might have been considered to be by the talking heads when we forfeited this year (and next years in addition to last year's 2nd round pick) to get Griffin. Almost as if someone actually looked at what was available last year and potentially available this year and made a decision that in no way mortgaged our team's future.
[quote:e18c2b6f4a]A whopping 69 players are taking off early, but itís not like the influx of young talent is helping out a relatively mediocre draft.
Texas A&M defensive end Damontre Moore, Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones, Texas A&M's Luke Joeckel, LSU defensive end Barkevious Mingo and Florida State defensive end Bjoern Werner are all destined to go in the top 10, and Alabama CB Dee Milliner and Auburn DE Corey Lemonier will boost up the top 15, but itís not like 2010 when Cam Newton, Von Miller, Marcell Dareus, A.J. Green, Patrick Peterson, Julio Jones and Aldon Smith made up a whopper of a top seven.
Last year was even stronger up top with Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Trent Richardson, Matt Kalil, Justin Blackmon, Morris Claiborne, Ryan Tannehill, Luke Kuechly and Stephon Gilmore all going in the top 10. This year, the top early entries are building blocks and potentially good starters, but there arenít any sure-thing superstars.[/quote:e18c2b6f4a]
Having said that, I think we'd be in a wonderful position to pick a really good to great safety if we did have that 22nd pick, so there's that.