I’m gonna put this out there for everyone right now:
if you think that that we are trading back (I do) then stop thinking we are getting Nelson. Nelson could go before we pick. He could go between 3-5.
This whole “offensive guards never go in the top 5 and rarely in the top 10. The position is just not valued that highly” has been thrown out the window in free agency. If you used to think that then think again. Seriously. The truth is staring all of us in the face.
How many RBs got $8M+ ? How many skill position guys or pass rushers so far this offseason?
I know some will say there was a lack of
talent there. But don’t even kid yourself. There’s a lack of talent this free agent cycle at interior offensive line and ppl are paying a ton to grab any competent player.
If Nelson grades out as the best or second best prospect in the draft and a potential all-pro then that means he’s a guy with a $10-$13M value based on this offseason. The only guys landing more are QBs for the most part.
So I would fully expect the QBs to take priority and then Nelson and Chubb. Possibly even in that order.
There is is a paradigm shift staring us right in the face. Hopefully folks (including our front office) learn and keep up w the times.