The only one that really makes me shake my head is Tyson Jackson. That was the only pick I could not at least find one reason to justify.
My hopes are that Reid doesn't switch to the 4-3. Every opponent in the AFC West has pretty much focused on a passing attack (Manning in Denver, Palmer in Oakland, Rivers in SD) and if you switch back to a defense with less midfield coverage, they're going to take advantage of it.
If you want to talk about Pioli's draft busts....look no further than Jon Baldwin.
Yeah Tyson Jackson hasn't impacted the way a first rounder should, but he has steadily improved. Poe wasn't expected to play until midway through the season; He wound up playing a lot more, which is saying something.
If we're going to get some help on the defense, I'd say go after another shutdown corner to give some depth back to the secondary. We'll need one regardless of whether we run 3-4 or the 4-3.
Eydugster, whichever defensive alignment he goes with, Andy Reid values the passing game on both sides of the ball. He will focus on getting this team to learn how to throw the ball and he will focus the defense on learning how to defend the pass. They may give up a few more rushing yards, but he believes (rightly so) that it's a passing league. The teams that win, win by throwing the ball. He knows that. He knows that they will need to defend against it.
Speaking of depth, what was the injury situation like last year? For example, 9 out of 11 Eagles starters on offense were either on IR or out for an extended period this past year and the team, despite the bad record, still moved the ball reasonably well because there was some depth.
The Chiefs were 2-14. Was that due to injury? What happens when guys go down, which they inevitably will? Can you afford to lose players the caliber of Jason Peters, Desean Jackson and LeSean McCoy all at the same time, plus a bunch of other guys, and still keep ticking?
But for Christs sake even Jamaal Charles was making careless turnovers. It was just one disaster of a season. NOT ALL BUT ALOT OF THE TURNOVERS WERE THE FAULT OF THE WRS.
The discipline on this team just wasn't there. The stupid mistakes this team made. Between the turnover or the penalty most of it was due to the inept coaching staff. This was THE worst coaching staff in the league. A good coach and we have 6 wins. A good QB we make the playoffs I get it. But damn we made flat out stupid mistakes all season long. No improvement whatsoever save the D until the Denver game.
The poor qb play was still too much to overcome. But it wasn't all due to one position.
Your right about everything but Flowers being good he is probably a 2 or 3 cb definetly not a starter.