I think they pay Walker unless it’s crazy. We save $1 million cutting Harris, not that much in the scheme of things but might need it for other contracts. I believe the safety class is deeper than the LB class, so with no trades we should be looking at the top of the 3rd. First 3 are DE, WR and LB, yeah I’m sorry but QB isn’t on my radar until late and even then it’s for a backup with ceiling that may develop because I see replacing our backups to be far more of a need than replacing our starter right now.
I’ve been paying attention to Jalen Pitre, Baylor, since they beat Iowa State in September. He’s the real deal. Baylor players on the whole have been under the radar, but this is a guy I really like. Currently as low as #49 by CBS, and as high as #174 by Draft Countdown. I like him at #66 and signing some FA depth guys.
I don’t care about Harris either way, I just pointed out what it cost to keep him. I do have a question for you, what is it about his game that makes you think that I need to incorrectly, “forget that part of your idea.”?
I don’t do this for a living, the people that do will make those decisions. If there’s something they like about Harris, like I said, not much in today’s world to keep him. If they keep him, clearly, there’s something there that the staff feels they can work with OR it isn’t worth going into the unknown. The “Hole” is clearly there, if you are claiming it isn’t then I am prepared for a different conversation.
There’s plenty of people who agree with you, including me. I just don’t know if Hill is even still there with our 2nd pick. If you look at recent history, he should be, in fact he should be there in the 2nd when we pick. 2018 was the “outlier” with 3 safeties taken in the first round. 2020 none in the first and 4 taken in the 2nd. 2021 none in the first and 3 in the 2nd. I agree with people who don’t want Hamilton in a trade down scenario unless it’s just too good to be true. This, IMO, is a deep draft for safeties you just don’t need to jump up to get one. It isn’t a deep draft for LB’s, again IMO, so get the value. I believe that this draft is 6 or 7 deep in safeties that I like.
Little chance of it happening but I really wouldn’t mind trading down a bit and getting Kyle Hamilton. I have wanted an elite safety on this team since Blades left. I know some posters are down on him but to me he looks like a stud. Not to mention with the extra draft assets we may be able to get another elite player.
I think the Lions spend $ on the safety position. I think we lock down Tracy Walker and we sogn Marcus Williams.
We can do that on 2022 as we are not spending much on the CB position group. BUT…that changes as CB Amani O. is a free agent in 2023. I think we can afford a high priced safety (Marcus Williams) and a moderately priced Tracy Walker as we will not be spending much past AO in 2023 as Okudah is still on a rookie deal.
We are also not paying any LBers huge $ and that helps field a solid safety position group.
Pay Walker solid but not stupid $ and pay Williams over $10 million/year as that is the tag rate. That is still cheaper than a top CB. Lock AO down now and do that to get some kind of hometown deal by locking him down early.