Originally Posted by serious hops
How do you know our front office thinks Patrick Peterson is a better player than Nick Fairley, Da'Quan Bowers, Marcell Dareus or whoever else? Despite what some people say around here, it's not an immutable fact written on a stone tablet somewhere that Patrick Peterson is hands down, unquestionably the best player in the draft.
Peterson and Dareus are my top 2 choices in round 1. IMO Peterson is BPA overall. Dareus is my fav DL.
Your right any player can be hyped as BPA and end up being a flop its the risk all teams take.
No matter what side I take or others take we need to hit jackpot with our top pick.
I would be cool with Bowers or Fairley because it fills a major hole on our D which we need badly. I'll be thrilled that we filled a huge need on draft night but, far more scared that we failed to pick the best DL in 2011 draft vs drafting Peterson who is way more likely to be one of the gems in this draft.