Quality vs Quantity argument is pointless because the reality is you need both in the NFL.
I honestly don't understand this need to trade up in the first round when 1st round have sucked for the Packers and you can find good quality players through the 4th round and sometimes even undrafted.
LB AJ Hawk (Packers) and LB Ernie Sims (Lions) were both selected in the top 10... But the Vikings at #17 got Chad Greenway (Vikings) who went to more probowls than the other two combined. And CB Tramon Williams and OT Donald Penn went undrafted that year which might of been just as good and they're playing longer.
How many times did the NFC North teams pass over Aaron Rodgers again?
OT Eric Fisher, Luke Joeckel were taken in the two round overall picks. Meanwhile Thompson took a 3rd round pick and traded back, then traded back again, and got David Bakhtiari who is better than them.plus three other picks.
And WR Adam Thielen, CB AJ Bouye, SS Tony Jefferson went undrafted that year.
Get good players no matter where you are picking.
Don't get me wrong, I know it's hard like batting averages where you will fail more than you success... but the draft is literally a crapshoot and an educated guessing game where you need both quality and quantity.
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