.Round 3, Pick 78, WR James Jones .Next Position Available, (JAX) Mike Walker (1) Best Player Around, (JAX) Mike Walker .Round 3, Pick 89, SAF Aaron Rouse Next Position Available, Tanard Jackson (17) Best Player Around, QB Trent Edwards .Round 4, Pick 119, OG Allen Barbre Next Position Available, Mansfield Wrotte (5) Best Player Around, SAF Dashon Goldson .Round 5, Pick 157, WR David Clowney Next Position Available, Legedu Naanee (15) Best Player Around, TE Brent Celek .Round 6, Pick 191, FB Korey Hall Next Position Available, Deon Anderson (4) Best Player Around, OT Herb Taylor .Round 6, Pick 192, LB Desmond Bishop Next Position Available, Prescott Burgess (15) Best Player Around, OT Herb Taylor .Round 6, Pick 193, K Mason Crosby Next Position Available, None Best Player Around, OT Herb Taylor .Round 7, Pick 228, RB Deshawn Wynn Next Position Available, Jason Snelling (16) Best Player Around, OT Steve Vallos .Round 7, Pick 243, TE Clark Harris Next Position Available, None Best Player Around, RB Ahmad Bradshaw
This draft screams to me "bust" overall, but there are a few gems. Harrell may have been one of TT's greatest poor decisions since joining the team. Bjax, while on the surface filled in well in Grant's absence, however, his stats were terribly inflated becuase of a gigantic run against the Jets I think. Other than that, we burnt a second round pick on a 3rd down back. hmmmmm
James Jones, Barbre, Hall, Bishop, and Crosby definitely played well for our team. Three of the players in this draft are still on our active roster and we got some value from some of the other players. Jackson was our lifeboat during our Super Bowl season, but it is undisputable that we could have taken Michael Bush later in the draft and would have gotten a better player. I see most of these picks as decent, with none standing out.
On a side note, I was especially pleased when Jones came back to us for so cheap. If he didn't have the dropsies in 2010, we would have been talking about him last year like we are about Nelson this year. It made me giggle a lot last year going to my Army Reserve weekends in Illinois listening to Bear fans bitch about how bad their WR's are, knowing all the while that if they would have had any smarts at all, JJ89 would be on their team and ont on ours. So, let me know what you think.