I'm beginning to wonder if these two guys don't fall to us (Miller seems to have no chance of falling to 13), should we invest in a top flight player who might not necessarily fill a position of great need at that pick. I've posted previously about the idea of drafting one of the top OT, which was met with great apprehension to say the least.
So lets forget about the O-line for a minute and focus on whether or not a player like Julio Jones or one of the premier D-ends would be more beneficial to us than a career "so-so" CB or LB would? I'm well aware of the fact that the idea of drafting a WR in the first seems ridiculous, and that Pettigrew and Scheffler are more than serviceable as a split end vs. a WR3 set, but I can't help but see CJ, Jones and Burleson in the slot as a SICK option.
I'm becoming more and more convinced that loading up at a position we might not have the greatest NEED at, would be a better option than gambling on a linebacker or CB that is only being projected as a top 20 pick because the draft is relatively weak at those positions. Lets face it, outside of Miller at LB and Peterson/Prince at CB, most draft experts have the rest as a crapshoot at best. Of course there are going to be guys that exceed expectations, but I have a hard time buying into the fact that we couldn't draft a guy in the second or third that have basically the same upside at LB/CB as the guys we continue to discuss as possibilities for the 13th pick. I'm officially on board with drafting a stud WR, RB or DE at #13 as opposed to drafting for need and ending up with a guy that fills a need, but fills it in a half-ass way. ( I threw in RB at the end, though I don't see a guy worth spending that pick on at this point)