Originally Posted by SNR
You're overpimping Te'o. By a lot.
Is this your first NFL draft? Do you know what kind of players go at #1 overall?
They aren't dipshits who are "solid pass defenders and tacklers."
Patrick Willis was the last "sure thing" the ILB world has seen in the NFL draft. He was a physical marvel. And he didn't even go in the top 5.
You're acting like Te'o is Patrick Willis, and he's really not.
And even if he were, he's not a pass rusher. He doesn't have elite speed. He's a try-hard Tebow guy with the talent and smarts to play the position in the NFL. Nothing more than that. He'll probably be a good football player in the pros.
"Good football players" aren't what you're looking for at the top overall pick. You're looking for franchise leaders. Guys who will win games for your team. And for that you look to QBs.
If that's something you've already brought up, it's because the counterarguments you give are faulty, specious, and weak. You have yet to respond to our point about sacrificing QB value but not sacrificing ILB value
I'm not even going to read this rebuttal, I'm stopping at the first line and replying with...........You might be right. I might have Te'o overvalued right now. I'll at least admit to that right now. You guys have yet to even ease back from the crushing weight of the Geno Opression you are trying to serve up here.
Originally Posted by NJChiefsFan
Thread should have started and ended here.
Edit: I read it a little and noticed you made an emphasis to point out "Franchise Leaders" who do you think ILB are? They are your defensive captains, your defensive leaders. When you hear people talk about the 49ers defense, you hear about Willis and Bowman. The Chiefs D? Johnson, Hali, and Houston. Denver? Dumervil and Miller, Ravens? Lewis, Reed, and Suggs. Green Bay? Matthews, Hawk, etc. So on and so forth.
And I guess a point that isn't going noticed here, is that I believe that there are intangibles in Te'o like leadership that you can't quite quantify, and although we have it with DJ, we'll have it in our next generation with Te'o here. Just using that to express another point I hadn't touched yet.