GSF Posted April 21, 2005 Share Posted April 21, 2005 I listened to the press conference yesterday, and I've read all of the predraft articles here on Extreme, and I still feel the same way I did a few months ago when we started talking about all of this stuff. Gibbs wants a bigtime WR. I made a post a month ago or so saying that Edwards would be a Skin based on my mock draft. It's quite aparent now that Edwards won't slip to #9, but I still think there's a good chance he becomes a Skin. First, let me say that I believe that what Gibbs, Snyder, and Vinny said yesterday is exactly true, there are a number of possible scenarios and possiblities the team is looking at. Gibbs has looked at a lot of different players, and doesn't have just 1 or 2 target guys he's interested in. Having said that, here are a few possible scenarios: 1. Trade with Miami and take Edwards at #2. I think if Gibbs could have any player in the draft, it would be Edwards. A possibility would be to send Hot Rod to Miami with the #9 and #25 for their #2. The con of this trade would be that we wouldn't be able to address as many needs in the draft, but Gibbs would get his #1 WR, which I believe he very much wants. 2. Trade with Tampa and take Mike Williams. Maybe send Rod, the #9, and one of our lower picks. I actually would like this move more b/c I think Williams is going to be extrodinary, and we could keep the #25 pick. 3. Select Williamson with the 9th pick. I don't think Gibbs would be as interested in Williamson as he is in Edwards or Williams, but that blazing speed is definitely appealling. Then we could either target a corner at #25, or possibly try to trade that pick for a player. Nate C. from Buffalo would be a huge upgrade over Smoot IMO. 4. Trade down a few slots, select a Williamson or Clayton, and add a pick. I personally love this option, but I think we might have a hard time finding someone to make this deal with. 5. Take Carlos Rodgers with the #9, and go after another receiver at #25. Maybe take a gamble on Heather Miller or Matt Jones, or possible look at a guy like Roddy White. This is the least likely scenario IMO, b/c I think gibbs will put a WR at a higher priority than a CB, and is more interested in a WR that can contribute right away than a project. I also think that Gibbs and Williams would prefer a vet CB over a rookie. These are only a few of many possiblities, but they all center around a WR. If I had to bet right now, I'd guess that we'll make the trade with Miami and Edwards will be a Skin. If we don't take a WR somewhere in the first round, I'll be stunned. Through all of this negative press and just plain bashing, I think Gibbs has a good plan, and he's given himself a lot of options. We will add a player in the draft that will contribute right away. With the improved oline, a confident Ramsey, a nice set of weapons for Ramsey to throw it to, and Portis toting the rock, this offense is going to be drastically inproved over last year. There are going to be a lot of haters eating crow. HTTR!!!! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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