- Apr 12, 2009
- Reaction score
- Fairfax, VA
Smith and Murphy are starting on winning teams in this league. Murphy is starting on the #3 defense in the league. Smith is on pace for about 15 sacks this season.Ryman, we simply can't continue to take OLB with our high picks, there are other areas of need. If we can't identify and draft the appropriate candidates as edge rushers than we need to go into free agency and sign one.
In the past 8 years look at what we have done:
2011 - Ryan Kerrigan - #1 choice
2014 - Trent Murphy - #2 choice
2015 - Preston Smith - #2 choice
2017 - Ryan Anderson - #2 choice
2019 - Montez Sweat - #1 choice
That's enough draft picks to build out the core of an entire defense!
Meanwhile, other than Kerrigan we are wondering if the players on this list that are still here are going to improve to justify their draft position, not to mention the ones that we didn't re-sign and allowed to go play for other teams, who seem to get more out of them.
It's not that we can't draft decent OLBs. That's not the problem.