View Full Version : Say we land in the top 5... who do you select as your cornerstone?
Please pick one and if you have first hand knowledge of the player, please inform us draft fans.
My criteria? There is nothing set in stone saying we will draft high but if we get a chance, we need to make this pick a great one for us. It needs to be a cornerstone, a game breaker, somebody who will help put us back in the field of play with the upper echelon teams in the NFL. It could be to prop up our sagging defense... a dominant leader who will set tempo across the board for the team. A big playmaker who can help out Jay Cutler. A blocker who can be an elite player over the next decade.
Who do you take?
10-15-2007, 02:36 AM
10-15-2007, 03:11 AM
Where is the trade down option?
That would provide us with the most benefit for our team. It's not about cornerstones IMO, we already have cornerstones. Its about a widespread talent upgrade. There are a number of areas that require substantial improvement. One stud will not cure a bunch of things, he might cure one thing all by himself (or might not), but we'd still be left with a number of issues. I'd much rather go from 5 to 15 for a 2, 3 and a solid player than use the pick.
BTW, Campbell and Phillips are having down years and their stock is sliding somewhat...not sure if they will be Top 5 picks, they might even return for their senior seasons.
Billy Clyde Puckett
10-15-2007, 10:45 AM
I agree with SoCal that a trade down would be the first option. I think Dorsey will be the #1 pick. If forced to pick among the choices, I would flip a coin between Dorsey and Long.
10-15-2007, 01:47 PM
I'd trade down as well, get some extra picks, but stay in that area and still get a quality player.
Denver probably won't be a top five pick team though, the Rams and Dolphins will already have two of those spots and the suckitude of the AFC East with the Jets and Bills will probably continue. At the best we'd maybe be top ten, but probably top fifteen is more like it.
I wouldn't take a linebacker that early even if we traded down. There is great quality at that position throughout the first-day so we could just nab them elsewhere.
Any playmaker on the offensive or defensive side of the ball would be nice. I'd like Dorsey, hell even Campbell despite the fact we took Moss/Crowder last year. Just people who can help this franchise.
10-15-2007, 06:21 PM
If player like Long is available then I think you stay in the top 5 and pick him. If Long isn't there then you move down to pick more resources.
10-15-2007, 07:20 PM
Long, McFadden, or Dorsey.
10-16-2007, 04:26 PM
I agree about the trading down... As bad as we are I don't see us finishing this low though.
I'm not sure if Long is the guy you all think he is going to be. I just watched some film of him vs. Oregon and I came away very unimpressed. I think has a lot of positives to his games but anybody expecting him to come in and be a dominant LT might be left wanting. I think he is maxed out in terms of size and athletic ability and the latter part is what i'm concerned about. I think he is a Robert Gallery type player who is a RT or Guard at best. There is no way he is going to be able to handle the better pass rushers in this league.
Just something to think about.
I watched Glen Dorsey on the other end and he is the real deal, especially in our defense where we expect the DT's to take up linemen and hold them up. He could also be dominant in a 3-4 as a NT or DE. He will be a very good player for a long time but I don't think he'll rack up a lot of sacks. He's a common day Russel Maryland.
10-16-2007, 11:58 PM
McFadden or trade down I want as close as sure bet if picking that high for Denver RB is it. Our luck with DT's it scares me to take Dorsey. Highest we pick is 10 imo.
Depends who leaves early and all that. But assuming the big names all do, and we've got our choice from the top 5, I'd go with McFadden (assuming Henry gets suspended and then cut) followed by Dorsey.
In an ideal world though if we do make it in the top 5 we use a trade down to the early teens to rack up more picks, like another first rounder. At that point we can either go DT first, OT second or vice versa, depending on what falls to us. If we have an early teens 1st and a late 1st as well I don't see why we can't walk away with one of each from the following groups.
OT: Long, Baker, Cherilous, Clady, Oher, Boone
DT: Dorsey, Ellis, Okam, Moala
Grab John Sullivan with a 2nd or 3rd and we've added some serious toughness to the trenches without getting into our 6 day two picks.