All the players drafted 3-7 in the '07 draft played well for at least a couple seasons, save for Alford whom got hurt in '08. One of those guys is a multiple Pro-Bowler at his position.
From '08 both Manningham and Goff were good players, though Goff's career was cut short by injury,
Andre Brown is the only notable from the '09 draft.
2010 was a bust. Petrus looked like he was going to be a game, but fell off a cliff. Also no fault of Reese's that Chad Jones was involved in a horrific car accident that almost killed him.
From '11, Williams is looking good, and Sash was an excellent STer while he was here. You don't expect much more than that from a 6th rounder. The jury is still out on Jernigan and Brewer, though neither has looked exceptionally promising.
From 2012, Hosley has looked promising, though injuries have held him back this season. Kuhn has flashed, though he might now be caught up in a numbers game. The jury is still out on Mosely and Robinson.
Way too early to even think about discussing this year's class, but Moore flashed in preseason and will likely be a solid player. Cox looks like he'll be a serviceable back up running back. The jury is out on all those players still, including the ones not mentioned.
Imagine if we had taken one OL in free agency, and had drafted an OL in the 2nd instead of Austin....this team would likely be alot better right now....but that's all coulda/woulda/shoulda talk with the benefit of hindsight.
As far as free agency and the offensive line, I much prefer working through the draft for that. Baas is a cautionary tale about going the free agent route.....he was expensive, he quickly peaked, and now they have to deal with replacing the guy a few years after he signed....all told a huge waste.
Free agency is okay for patching a line, but in terms of a long term rebuild, the Pugh pick made alot of sense to me.
Last edited by joemorrisforprez; 10-29-2013 at 06:11 PM.
“Losers assemble in little groups and complain about the coaches and the players in other little groups, but winners assemble as a team,”
- Emlen Tunnell
I really think we should be happy about the 2 wins we got. I mean it is a step in the right direction.
Going by how weak the NFC east is believe it or not were not dead yet. Now if we lose 2 or 3 games
the rest of the way we are done and something NEEDS to get done about that!
To the people who think Reese didn't build the 07 superbowl team because he didn't have the title of GM before that season try again. He was the director of pro personnel. He had more than a hand in building this team then. His first ever draft class was incredible.
He has done an outstanding job. Give the man the credit he deserves. Trying to give EA all the credit for 2007 is one of the most idiotic things ever mentioned on this message board.
Antrel asks fans to "please stick with us" and when it's over "we'll all celebrate together."