Originally Posted by aturnis
Not only this, but how many teams NEED a starting NT? For teams other than the Chiefs, depth doesn't usually get drafted until round 4. Bubb has been making me scratch my head a lot lately.
Same thing happened to Stanzi. Teams that NEEDED QB's took them early. Not only that, but he was passed up for guys he was ranked higher than universally b/c they were several picks. i.e. He doesn't have a hand cannon, but gets great placement on the deep ball.
I knew Indy needed a starting NT for their new 3-4 defense they're going to institute. Sure enough they got Josh Chapman conveniently in the middle rounds.
And if he's not the answer leave it to the ****ing Colts to get lucky again and waltz into the draft next year with one of the better NT prospects in a few years waiting right there for them.
Draft an outstanding prospect at the most important position on offense: Check
Draft an outstanding prospect at the most important position on defense: Check
In two years they have two of "their guys". Realistically if both Luck and their NT pan out, they don't need much of a team around them. Those two guys alone plus the skeleton of a team they have right now will get them 7, 8, or 9 wins- records that we consistently strive for and embrace.
I love being a Chiefs fan.