2021 - Prove It
- May 15, 2002
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This is why mock drafts and media rankings are misleading. In a vacuum, no salary cap, no positional value, no rookie contract scale, no roster consideration and no scheme coordination, he probably was. But all of those things have to be considered. It generally costs more for top RTs than top ILBs. It is generally easier to find a starting quality ILB for a lower cost than a RT. If both pan out, Wirfs gives you significantly greater contract savings vs the top players at his position than Simmons will. Our roster had two vets at ILB in a read and react scheme and we drafted a positionless player who lacked LB instincts. We chose a player who does not help our young QB develop instead of a RT who would have helped our young QB develop.Simmons wasn’t BPA? Cause he was.
he was rated above all those offensive lineman
People can keep banging this drum but in the end, an OT (there was an argument for both Wills and Wirfs) was the right move and they were the better prospects for the Cardinals.