Originally Posted by IbleedORANGEandBLUE
colquitt is hands down the best punter in the draft...so to say you would "rather" have someone else is stupid. If we took the chance and spent a 3rd round pick on him...provided he lasts that long...he would shore up a very weak punting game
I don't think anyone is saying they would rather draft Payne or Farden, all things being equal. What is being said is, why bother spending a third round pick on an A graded punter when you can spend a sixth round pick or later on an A- graded punter....AND use that 3rd round pick on a guy who can fill another need. It's all about value. IMO - a 3rd rounder is just too steep a price to pay for maybe two or three net yards of difference per punt (which is all there was from the top tier to the middle of the pack punters last year)...
fyi - Nick Harris was supposedly an even better prospect than Colquitt coming out of college and if you look at his numbers in the pros, he is well below average in both net and gross yards per punt.