Odds are next year we'll be taking an OLB in the first round.
Perhaps a RB in the 2nd. He'll be a very good back, but he won't be Fournette or Chubb or McCaffrey.
But he'll be very, very good. Next year's class is shockingly deep and talented. A very rare class of RB's.
We should be able to get a very good one in the 2nd round.
I get that, but that kind of attitude is exactly why our line has been so disappointing. Its mostly these mid round picks that a lot of people seem to think are adequate. There is a reason guys like Kelly go in the first round despite that attitude.
I got no problem with him at all. I think the problem for some people is they feel most 1st rounders should be "position" guys like QB, RB, WR, etc. This guy plays in the trenches and many feel those guys can be had later in the draft, and they can. But when you have a prospect such as Mayock claims he is I don't see why it is such a "reach" to take him anywhere in the draft. Put it this way, if this guy turns out to be the next Saturday then it will have been WELL worth the pick. At worst he is likely a mere solid player for many years.
I was happy with the decision as well. In truth, I was HOPING we could take one of the top pass rushers then address OL in round 2 but it didn't materialize. Yes, Lawson was there but I'm not sure he is top level like Kelly is at his position. They got the best prospect at his position in a position of need. Great job IMHO. Only time will tell if it was the right decision.
Definitely, my grandfather lived in Baltimore for a while and grew up watching him. He still pulled for Indy but always referred to them as Baltimore. I wasn't allowed to say the name Irsay in my house. The game sure has changed. I wish I could go back in time when players didn't get flagged for breathing on a player and defenses were actually feared by offenses.