Originally Posted by Lestat
i just don't see Doom's production as being this huge hole we can never replace.
this team has drafted really well since Elway took over. i don't see Doom as such an important piece that it severely hampers our SB run. having him would have been ideal but DE is a insanely deep position in this draft and our defense is flexible enough to absorb the loss of Doom.
Has Elway really drafted well? Von was a no-brainer, or could have had Patrick Peterson at #2 overall. He DIDN'T f up and take one of the DT's, so that's a positive.
After that, he got Orlando Franklin, Rahim Moore, Nate Irving, Quinton Carter, Virgil Green, Julius Thomas, Jeremy Beal, Wolfe, Malik Jackson, Philip Blake, Hillman, Chris Harris, Trevathan, and who else?
Dude traded to the 49'rs the #34 in 2011 that netted SF Colin Kaepernick when he had Tebow, Orton and Brady Quinn as his QB's.
RDE isn't insanely deep in this draft, and of course you're spending a top draft pick to replace a 29-yr old team captain that played almost all the snaps on defense in 2012, can play both RDE and LDE. A defense that was top 5 in the NFL. All for what - $5 million? We'll see how it turns out.