I agree on Anderson..fully on board with the "Anderson no matter what" brigade.
But I also see the value possibilities in a trade back.
Aaron Donald is a franchise cornerstone, he was drafted at 13.... for the sake of simplicity, Kancy...same school, same position, same basic body type.... could be had in that same area... if we were to trade back and grab Kancey and he is legit AD 2.0, then we also manage to get a starting Corner out of the deal, and maybe a OG......... in the long term that is far better for the team.
why?? when Anderson is at such an impactful position? Because when you only have 1 guy, a single injury can take him off the board. But had you gone the other route and made good picks...Kancey could get injured and that sucks... but you still have a starting CB and OG. In the longterm, getting more quality players just has a better chance of stability for your team. But you have to hit on those guys and that isnt easy to do.
Team is more important than a player. Teams across the league are stacked with single great players that do nothing on bad teams.
Myles Garrett is probably the best Edge in the league over the past 6 years and has one winning season in 6.
I'd be fine drafting Anderson. I'd also be fine trading back and getting Kancey, Bresee, or Van Ness and a bunch of extra picks. Plus there are some very nice Edge guys in round 2.
Strong argument to be made for us taking DT in round 1 and Edge in round 2 with one of the picks we get for trading back.