Pre draft we focused on pass rush and a top tight end that would impact immediately with our offensive style. Then we traded Jason Peters to the eagles after cutting loose our right guard and centers. Signed a free agent Center from the Panthers which should prove to be a big positive. That brings us to a pass rush, impact tight end, left tackle and left guard. In hind - sight we can logically see what the thinking was at OBD but WHAT IF.
What if one of the first three OT were available at #11. What if Pettigrew were available at #28. Why did Nelson slip to the fourth Round after three other TE's were picked, (I believe three). Why Maybin and not Orakpo? I love our draft picks. For the first time in years I believe we hit the nail on the head with the first five picks. Picking up OL in two of the top four has got to be a first. I am beginning to think that Byrd was the only sure pick on the board when the second round started. All others were well if this guy is gone we will take this one. As much as I love these picks did we execute a plan B approach and select alot of projects that will straight line us for 2009 or should I continue to be excited about this season.