I would argue that his only bad pick was 7th round rb jermar Jefferson. His other 7th rounder that year Chase Lucas is still around.
He misses a fair amount? That is pure ■■■■■■■ nonsense spouted by people who know absolutely nothing about football. You have to wait 3 to 4 years to see how a pick develops. Right now Brads first draft can be looked at.
Sewell - HOF
Onwuzurike - 70pff score and healthy going forward - still has massive potential
McNeil - very high quality starter
Iffy - high quality starter
Barnes - high quality starter
Lucas - ps/depth
J Jefferson - out of league
That is a world class level draft for any GM. Period. Good GMs get 2 starters out of a draft. Great GMs get 3 starters.
Levi, has potential, sure, massive, perhaps yet more questions than answers at this point.
Iffy, still has questions but looks like a good pick in a small sample size(I would say massive potential with him more than Levi). Can he stay healthy?
Barnes, shown potential but struggles in certain D plays/coverages
Overall agree with you on the job Holmes has done.
Very true. I believe many armchair analysts never take football character into account when falling in love with a prospects athletic profile. You can’t coach desire. You can’t give ambition. One of my favorite football movies is Greater, and I think it should be required viewing for anyone who claims to love football. The coach in the movie nailed this with the line, “Character is what develops when no one is looking.”.
No one would know the name Brandon Burlsworth were it not for extreme character and determination. We tend to forget that what makes greatness is between the eardrums, not on a spreadsheet.
Holmes has been outstanding I’ve said this many times. I call him the villain every other day. But he has missed on some free agents and on a few trades. That’s the point. No GM is perfect. Holmes is doing an outstanding job.
No need to throw a tantrum and start insulting people over an opinion
A few teams within striking range will need a franchise QB and there are probably 2-3 in this class. But someone will fall in love with one over the rest and will sell a lot of assets to Chicago who probably will decide to keep and build around Fields. This sucks for us, because whether Chicago sells Fields and goes with Williams/Maye, or trades down and collects a boatload of picks, they are in the drivers seat with the draft and FA to bring in a metric ton of talent this offseason.