He's got more wiggle than Burton and a lot more upside. It's a nice piece to have on our passing game with Rivers here and he would have an immediate impact in the pass and run offense day one. I like the big bodies because they are always open in a sense.
What are your thoughts on Pittman in the 3rd and him having a Mike Thomas sort of impact for us.
The reality is most front offices in the league have very similar success rate in the draft in the long run, so the biggest value comes not from some huge edge in evaluation, it comes from the management of the resources - i.e. accumulation of more pick is more valuable than marginal quality improvement of 10-15 slots in the draft order(I.e. 34+46>26)... This is where Ballard has shined so far. I love it that he seeks value in trading back from the early rounds picks. In the long run this will give good results and it gives you the chance to make targeted moves like the Buckner move because you know you still have 2 picks in the top 45.