I think that would put the nail in the coffin in terms of this team trending downward especially if top players in areas of desperate need are still on the board which they will be. You can claim he would fill multiple needs all of which are at the bottom of the list. This team is still very suspect in the trenches which is where alot of games will be lost this year if we don't tighten up. As of right now if really feels like we made lateral moves and didn't improve in those areas probably even got weaker.
Why the assumption that McCaffrey is even available at #20?
A couple of recent mocks have him picked by the Saints or Colts in the early teens..
Do not agree with the idea that McCoy would not use him effectively. McCaffrey would be a first down machine with the way he runs routes. I tend to believe that McCoy can figure it out. Same as I am hoping to see more bubble screens for DT and quick slants to Sanders. Having a threat from the RB position would go a long ways to helping the offense.
Mccafferrey would be a dream pick because he does fill 3 positions of need at the immediate time.
Don't get me wrong I understand the need for a starting LT but a rookie is not going to contribute in his first year.
If the Browns don't end up trading their 12th pick for Jimmy G.. I see them taking him.
Second, how do you know none of the young men drafted will not be a first year starter at LT? Can you PM me tonight's Power Ball numbers, too?
Third, I understand the attachment to McC. It's okay to want your "dream pick" or draft crush. We all do. But you should realize there is a possibility he may not be available or even be the BPA when we make our selection. A few more players who will be drafted in later rounds can also fill the 3 positions of need that I believe you are referring to (Slot, PR/KR, 3rd down back).
Lamp would never be the day 1 starter at LT. I wish people could realize that position is the hardest position in football to transition from college to the NFL. Especially with someone like Lamp. He's talented but not once in 5 years talented. And he comes from a small school. I've seen this kid play live in person many times. He will be a good guard in the NFL but not a first year stand out and not a first year LT
Mccaffrey had measurables at the combine that were really similar to Adrian Peterson's, besides his bench press. The Raiders just signed Cordarrelle Patterson, so maybe they'll look elsewhere in the draft. If he's there, we should take him.