I don't like either of those guys and to me they're overrated. For Mingo and Jones I see under weight DE's, Maybin hybrids, and I want no part of that. We have no Von Miller in this draft that's for sure, and as far as Lotulelei, I don't think we need a short armed DT at this point. For me, part of the discussions with Kolb were probably centered around how we plan to protect him, and or give him weapons on offense. I see us picking a weapon on offense, and to me the most impactful zero risk offensive player in this draft class is Eifert, and he also happens to be a position of need.
Well, both Mingo and Jones would play LB in the NFL, and only Mingo played DE in college; Jones played OLB in Georgia's 3-4. Neither really reminds me of Mabyin at all, especially Jones, given that he had the most sacks cumulative over the past 2 seasons in the entire FBS.
Also, I think you may be mistaken regarding Star's arm length. He has 33-5/8" arms according to NFL.com's combine coverage, which is right in the normal range for a DT. By comparison, Sharrif Floyd's arms are 34-1/2", Sylvester Williams are 33-1/2", and Sheldon Richardson's are 31-3/4"
I do like Eifert, but I just don't see a TE having the kind of impact this team needs right now.
If Geno drops then the Bills won't trade back, they will pick him instead.. why would they trade back in this scenario?
Well, any number of reasons. Among them:
- Geno isn't their #1 QB on their board
- They don't believe there to be a big enough difference between Geno and their next-highest-rated QB
- They want to garner an extra pick more than they want to make a pick at 8
- They get blown away with an offer from a team that wants a player at 8
Again, I don't fancy a trade-down, it's just what I think will happen. You disagree, that's fine.