That was the cry we heard and I was leading it in many ways. To me Ireland has been a huge disappointmentand and he still is. I can count on my hands the great players he's drafted and the great free agent moves he's made since he's been here. People keep saying he's a great evaluator of talent but too many busts and not enough boom.
That being said I think he managed the draft very well. He addressed 3 out of the 4 top needs on this team early in the draft and loaded up on WRs late in the draft and through undrafted free agent.
- QB - Picked the best rated QB available to him. I hope he is a future franchise QB but Irelands carreer depends on it.
- RT - This line was a disaster last year with Columbo and if that did not get fixed there was no way this team could succeed.
- WR - This teams WR is probably one of the worst in the NFL now. While I like Hartline and Bess both of them are 3rd and 4th receiver material not 1 and 2. We picked up 4 rookies but it's likely none will be stars.
- Pass Rusher - Picking up a highly rated pass rusher in the 3rd round should help replace the pressure Jayson Talor was providing last year.
Now I can only pray that the players he's picked can provide this team with immediate help.
What do you think of Irelands draft this year?
A. bang up job (65 votes)
B. good solid draft (162 votes)
C. these players won't pan out into a solid team. (7 votes)
D. pitchforks and torches (10 votes)
244 total votes