TheLongshot Posted March 1, 2006 Share Posted March 1, 2006 Why do so many people feel that a 2nd rounder must step in immediately? Seriously, we don't even have an early 2nd rounder. Our team did make it to the 2nd round of the playoffs, and where did we falter? We faltered at depth at guard. I think any team would falter at depth at guard when they have two guys go down. Had we had a healthy O-line in the playoffs or someone slightly more servicable than old man Brown our O would not likely have sputtered the way it did. Old man Brown was quite servicable. Problem is, Portis was hurt, and we went against a couple of the best run defenses in the game. I don't know if we would have done much better with a healthy Thomas. Passing up a DE, well it is hard to do. I personally believe that we have sufficient talent developing that this isn't a pressing need. Next year I expect Demetric Evans to emerge as our starter and do a heck of a job there. I also wouldn't be surprised to see Nik Clemons turn into a very good player. Problem is, you can make some of the same arguments for the D-line that you can for the O-line. Our ends are old, one is coming off of an injury. Evans is a free agent, and Clemons is still a work in progress. At DT, if anyone goes down, we struggle. Saleve'a is on the wrong side of 30 as well. Thing is, it is easier to find servicable OL in free agency than it is for DL, especially guards. The only way I see a guard being taken in the 2nd round is if a guy drops to that spot that the Skins rated higher. Latui could be a possibility, but I have a feeling he will be gone by our pick. Jason Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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