Originally Posted by Seasonticketholder
Why is this so hard? Dion Jordan over Sheldon Richardson for the Saints. We are running a 3-4. We have two 5-tech DEs and a serviceable NT. We need a pass-rushing OLB. Richardson makes ZERO sense here.
I love this one.
The good ol' 'next year starter' theory.
Every team's first round draft pick should be a player that can start next year at a position of 'need.'
Ignore the future at all other positions (upcoming free agents, potential cap casualties, aging players). And more importantly, ignore your board. Sheldon Richardson is the best player on our board? SO WHAT!? TAKE A LB IMMEDIATELY!
Houston would not have J.J. Watt right now if they subscribed to this terrible concept. There are plenty of other examples too.
And this is besides the fact that no team can ever have enough quality DL, 3-4 or not.