As for my grade...I think C to C+ is fair. Getting Paye has more overall weight, otherwise I might have been really harsh.
Draft success can be so largely contingent on draft capital. And considering they had a total of (11) Day 2 picks the previous three drafts (9 of which were 2nd rounders)...they had a such a larger margin for error those years.
Not the case this year...and wasn’t really the case in 2017.
Here are my grades:
Davis seems like a decent S depth pick, but I don’t really see the value in the other late picks either. But like you said, I won’t lose sleep over it.
But I have so much cognitive dissonance on Dayo. You see the traits on tape but then do research on Achilles injuries...and I can’t get past it. It’s one thing if you are a vet OT like Fisher, but Dayo’s game is predicated on his athletic traits. Many players do not return to that level.
I do like Paye. But if he doesn’t hit...this could be a Grigson-esque draft in a few years.
You and I had discussed that we couldn't figure out what the Colts were trying to do with their personnel. With this draft, it appears they are trying to run like hockey shift changes with Dlinemen ala San Francisco.
I don't think either one of these guys projects to be a big pass rusher, but both appear to me to me a Jadeveon Clowney type of edge setter and double team takers. Clowney is a good player.
I agree with you on the Paye and Dayo picks as far as being year 3 types, hopefully contributors.
I don't see us being better this year. Paye cannot replace Houston and Autry, and the other guy probably won't be a significant contributor.
I am fine with the LT thing. I don't think the team could afford to invest too much more draft capital or salary in the Oline.
I still think we need a big weapon on O in the passing game. I don't think any of our guys can fill this primary, alpha receiver type of role.
The potential problem with this draft IMO, is by the time Paye and Day potentially become studs, we will be paying out the nose on LG and Will, and will still be looking for contributers in key positions.
I think Ballard has done a great job making us competitive, but so far I don't see us rising from 2nd tier team to a 1st tier team unless Wentz is way better than PR. They will much to your pleasure open up the play book with CW. Hope it works out.
I honestly think that's the point of this visit.
I'm not convinced that is the case. I think there's a ton of pressure and criticism in the wake of not addressing LT in the draft and he has to publicly commit to the guy that is slotted in at LT1 at the moment. His statements about Tevi have been followed by "but we'll continue to scour the market", which tells me that they're not sold on him at all and will sign a FA if they can get an upgrade over Tevi.