Originally Posted by -Slap-
I remember being pissed off when we drafted Lelie. First off, I had my heart set on Ed Reed. Second, I never understood why teams use first round picks on guys who have obvious physical shortcomings. For example, undersized linemen, weakarmed quarterbacks, any skill position player who's slow, small or skinny.
Of course the first goddamn words out of Shanahan's mouth were, "we're going to put some weight on him". Unknown is why we didn't draft a complete player (Reed) at a position of equal need instead.
I predicted leg problems in Lelie's first training camp and wasn't surprised to see him struggle with hamstring trouble. If you wanted a big receiver, you should have drafted one, Mikey. Some guys can't add weight easily and still play.
In the first round we chose the laid back kid who didn't feel the need to lift weights seriously until his third year in the NFL instead of the totally driven football junkie who studies gamefilm at home.
I too was surprised that Denver drafted him. I too wish Denver went with Ed Reed instead of Lelie. Maybe in a couple of years some of those anti Lelie guys are going to get their wish. Maybe, after Lelie's contract is up, Denver can trade him to another team or he will sign somewhere else better utilized. But I highly doubt it, Shannahan thinks too highly of him to send him anywhere else.