LET me get this out first: I have no intention to knock the guys we drafted in the 2nd and 3rd rounds. This article is about the picks themselves, not the athletes the picks were used on.
A WR would have been fine. Most knew we’d get one in round 1 or 2, so when we took Jordan Matthews, it was no big deal. His 6’3 212 pound body type certainly is a departure from DeSean Jackson’s, as Chip Kelly did say that they wanted to go in a different direction at WR.
I wasn’t over the moon for the pick, but it was fine. It certainly was nothing anybody sane could bitch about. It seemed solid. Since I was home, I kicked back, ate mango ice cream from the carton, and channel surfed while waiting for the next Eagles pick.
Then my team f 😦 ’d me. Maybe they didn’t 😦 you, but they definitely 😦 ‘d me. They (for whatever reason), decided to DRAFT a second consecutive WR. Specifically Josh Huff, who Mike Mayock likened to a RB. Seriously, who does that?!
There was NO logic to that pick. NONE. Consider the money they put out at the position already. Consider our other areas of need. Consider that you can carry only so many guys on a roster when the season rolls around.
It seems like nobody considered any of this.
Meanwhile most of the (non-WR) difference makers are gone, and we still haven’t gotten a Safety. Or a CB. We’re still small up front and our 31+ year old Guards have no depth behind them.
I hope these WR’s can pass protect.