Hannibal's View on The Draft
We need evaluate this draft on unit basis rather than player by player.��
��� Offense: A-
��� Special Teams:� Incomplete.
��� Overall:�� C-
Offense:� Player by player, I can't complain about any pick made on the offensive side.�� Burress was a good value at the spot; Smith was a very
value.�� Alot of mock drafts had this man at 18-22 in the 1st round.�� The fact that the Stillers have taken West Coast LOT three years running can't be
held against Marvel.� Farmer was a value in the 4th, Martin in the 5th and Gavadza is probably going to be the best ST cover guy selected.�� Each of
these players, evaluated seperately, may be an A but I think the whole is less than the parts.� The team has 3 slow tall WR, 2 3rd team QB and, with
Farris, 2 rookie OT.�� Bad synergy attaches a minus to my A.�
Defense:�� Pitiful.�� Hank Poteat was a good value but otherwise the Stillers got nothing.�� They gambled that Walker would be there at 3a.� They lost;
they melted down.� Clancy has the size of Donald Evans and the speed of Bill Johnson.� The Stillers haven't had a LB like Haggans since Chad Kelsay and haven't had aDE like Combs since Staat, Smith and Deligianis.� Catch my drift?�� The DL picks were awful, maybe gutless.�� The premium guys were
gone; the roster is full of bottomfeeding DL, move on!
Special Teams.� Speed and size at DB, speed at LB; that's what the team needs, these guys make up ST and were available.�� For Clancy, substitute C.
Moore or B. Short.�� Moore will be great on ST; Short will start inside or at SAM.�� Haggans I don't hate but Micheal Wiley was available.�� For Combs, A.
Thomas a projected 2nd or 3rd round pick who ran under 4.6 at the Combine weighing nearly 270.�� Might never start but bring speed to LB and ST.��
Physically, Gavadza and Martin were the best ST cover guys drafted.
Overall:�� Al Lucas, Jerry DeLoach, Carl Bradley were not drafted.�� They probably can't play but, if you're not going 1 or 2 at DL, don't reach.