Originally Posted by footstepsfrom#27
I don't know if that makes me look silly or not, since I was just asking whether the guy could also play the middle, hardly a criticism to ask if a guy is versitile. I also said that while I preferred Peterson, I'd take Miller a few picks later. This is pretty much the same situation as the draft that had Deon Sanders and Derrick Thomas in it. Which one would you want? In retrospect it's tough to say but it probably come down to what your defense needs most at the time. In hindsight I'm now glad (obviously) that we went with Miller because he's supplied a pass rush that we havne't had before and it's changed the face of the defense, but Peterson is also a stud corner who will be in the HOF one day if he stays healthy, not to mention he has Sanders-like return ability. If the draft were held again I'd take Miller first but that's why we have these debates anyway.
Well this was pretty early in the evaultation. By the time the draft came, Miller had moved up a lot of boards. That's why digging up old threads like these is a bit unfair. We've all looked stupid at some point.
That said, it's looking like the 2011 draft is one of the most epic ones in a long time.