Originally Posted by mwill07
when debating the drafting prowess of the Elway regime, we should remember that Von Miller was not the consensus pick...Marcel Darius or Patrick Peterson were the guys most folks mocked to us. Remember when people talked about how a 4-3 SOLB wasn't a critical position, and it would be a waste of a pick to take one that high?
Getting this one right has got to count more than a couple other "near misses" or "jury is still out".
along those lines, sure, not every pick has been optimal. However - how many clear whiffs have there been? Julius Thomas is probably the closest to a whiff, but that's a 4th round upside pick, expectations were probably pretty low with that one anyways. i'm not gonna lose any sleep over a 6th or 7th rounder not making the team in Beal or Mohamed.
What does him not being the consensus pick have to do with anything?
On a side note, do you think we lose to Balt if we have Peterson? Do we have another Lombardi?