TomtheBombadil wrote:Thrilho wrote: For me, CB isn't one of those premium positions. In the past 5 drafts there has only been one selected in the top 5 and four selected in the top 10. The Bears only allowed one 100 yard receiver this year with this current secondary and not much pass rush. Sure, they've now got Fuller and Amukamara making good money, but coming into this year most people thought of CB as a pretty big deficiency. So I basically think you can get by with decent corners with good scheming.
I'm actually really happy they re-signed their CB duo so they don't have to take a corner in the first. I think it's a lock they take Nelson if he's there (and for good reason), but if he's not I'd be all for Edmonds. He is the confirmed freak type you're talking about, and I think they could put him at edge for this year to take advantage of his athletic ability while mitigating his awareness/inexperience issues. Then down the road they could move him to his natural inside LB spot, as they fill the edge role. Basically, I just want them to get the guard situation taken care off and load up as much as possible on edge rushers.
CBs carry either the third or fourth highest franchise and transition tag prices, teams spend more on the position than any other by QB, and top CBs are among the highest paid players in the game this decade. Throw in that neither of the two starting CBs have been the picture of health and consistency as a pros (Fuller getting the tag anyway hints at the position's value), nickel and dime packages make up like 60% of defensive snaps this decade....While they haven't gone so high, they have been both the most drafted position overall and in the first round (10 combined, 5 apiece) the past two drafts, which is all I checked, and there's going to be another run this year in the first.
Another hot take - Edmunds is one of the most overrated players in the draft. First, I don't think teenagers belong in the NFL. That DT the Texans took at 10 however many years ago got his ass handed to him. Edmunds also just didn't test like a freak athlete.
Yeah, I had a feeling there would be a case to make for CBs using contracts but didn't feel like doing the research. The feeling on CBs is just my own, I just don't like spending top picks there.
As for Edmunds, time will tell. The video from Kollmann convinced me, but he's a polarizing. The comparison to Okoye is one I keep seeing on reddit, but I don't get the comp to a DT from a bunch of years ago just due to age. Also, on the not testing like a freak thing, I guess that's subjective. To me, a 6'4 250 lb LB who runs a 4.54 40 and can play well in coverage while getting 5.5 sacks as a 19 year old sounds good. But again, 19 year olds with awareness issues can be polarizing. I like the upside.