The Lung wrote:
Maybe I'm thinking too one-dimensionally, but I personally think it's kind of strange to trade for a player (Mike Thomas) or draft a player (Titus Young) who you don't really like and then immediately try to get rid of. Am I alone with that viewpoint?
I actually do like Titus Young, just not his situation personally. Of his talent yes. I also realize there are alot of guys off my radar to an extent who go onto be big players. I don't remember having Collie or Knox on a single 1 of my teams last year and I passed on them numerous times. I like Titus Young much more then a future 3rd in 2012, and I actually think he'll be productive this year. I just always want to extend the offer if someone is intersted because I already drafted someone who was traded minutes later, maybe somebody had a package or player that I'd like more then Titus Young.
If I feel like it'll improve my team more, doesn't bother me that I just drafted them. He's not cemented on my team for this year though, but I certainly know he's gonna prove to be valuable, just because I'm not a huge fan doesn't mean he won't amount to anything.
It was just most of "my guys" were gone, but I have learned that doesn't mean all the productive players were off the board. There are alot of other guys I really like in the draft but none I think will be better then Young will at this point. I would have preferred him to go somewhere like STL, or Baltimore is all, not a team with a young #1 who will always be that guy. I am a big believer in his talent level, and if no one sends me an offer I like I'll keep him and I think be happy with the selection.
Pushing it off for a year, and coming away with a worst pick in the 3rd rd next year or the 4th or 5th wasn't really going to help me, and I wasn't gonna reach when I have three 4ths upcoming. Just my take.