With the benefit of hindsight, I am looking back on the choices Emery made in the later rounds of the draft.
Some of these thoughts are worrisome. I envisioned Emery as being able to really analyze the tape, having the knowledge and put in the type of workhorse hours that others might not in order to be able to get the type of people that other GMs might miss.
I really wanted him to try and shore up the OL in the later rounds since he had different priorities in the later rounds. He didn't and he went to the guys that he just cut. If he had picked OL guys, he may have cut them too, so no guarantee, but it makes me revisit the whole process and why he did it to begin with and is he going to continue to wiff on many of his picks? Did he wiff on Shea and Hardin, but they are higher profile more expensive picks that he couldn't let go so soon?
The good part of this is that when you have a bad pick, you realize it and move forward. JA rarely did that. He picked them and they were good for at least a year (usually). So that is a major positive.
There is no doubt that Emery fixed the WR situation (and QB situation) in spectacular fashion. He hit the ball out of the park on both of those. But where I had total and complete confidence in him (and really I still do), I am feeling just a bit of uncomfort. (no, I'm not sitting on a bag of dicks)
What does everyone else think of the whole thing? It will take a year or two to really get a good picture, but now we have the cuts down to 53 men and we have preseason performace as additional data points. Do you guys think he made the right calls in the draft?