Totally agree Harry.They’ve made it clear the O-line Murray never had will be built. Taking a center is a lock. However, I like Schmitz, but there are other quality options. Several evaluators preferred Tippman who is nearly as good now with perhaps a bigger upside. Wypler is a little raw, but the Cards like him and again he brings perhaps the biggest upside. This is the deepest center class in many years. Stromberg, Scruggs and Oluwatimi all project to be first year starters at some point. Schmitz likely will be best at directing blocking and picking up stunts & blitzes. Tippmann has unreal power and understands leverage. All this means is while the Cards will take a center, they may not do so with their next pick. It all depends who else is available, especially at 34.
Russ He’s always hurt plus he’s not that goodThe fascinating thing is we could almost likely get Will Levis tomorrow if we wanted to. I wouldn't do it, but if the new staff wanted to protect themself at QB they could get him.
Crazy this morning I read a projection he was going to go #1 overall, and he didn't get picked in the entire first round.
But I want more OL and some defense tomorrow.
I was just thinking that. I was looking over the best available list and saw a lot of guys I like. And the gap from 33 to 81 is huge.
I'd consider another trade down. There is depth at center.
I was hoping Bresee fell. He has the chance to be pretty good.I think we need a starting CB over taking a C in R2. But I won't be disappointed in either of the top 2 C's at 33. I just think CB drop off is greater.
We were just 3 or 4 picks away from grabbing Nolan Smith or Bresee. Seems to me there is a big difference between those few who went at end of R1 and the ones that are left for R2. I would have rather we used a pick to hop into the end of R1 than when we used the one to move up to 6. We could have move up to say 9 or 10 for not so high a pick as 34. Maybe 2 of our 3's would have accomplished the same at 9 or 10, rather than going all the way to 6. Some of you I know disagree with me.
Russ He’s always hurt plus he’s not that good
Something tells me no one wants to trade up for Levis. I am perfectly fine taking the top center in the draft, I'm tired of settling for the "depth".