Raji hasn't been non existant at all IMO. He just plays a position that doesn't fill the stat sheet. The defense was a lot worse those games that he missed
They are other NT that make an impact so i don't really wanna hear the whole "He plays a position that doesn't get noticed" type of argument. He doesn't get any push and rarely gets any pressure. There is a reason our DL has been mediocre at best.
This just in. In 1989, we could have drafted Barry Sanders instead of Tony Mandarich. I can only imagine what it would have been like for Favre to have him to compliment his passing game. I think we could have had a couple Super Bowls with him.
Then in the 2000 draft, we could have used our fifth round pick, which we foolishly used on WR Joey Jaminson and drafted Tom Brady instead. Then we could have groomed him behind Favre and trade him for a future draft pick. Man, we could have been such a great organization if we only had perfect hindsight and/or a crystal ball.
With that dream... we could go back and sell our entire draft for Minnesota's pick. I knew Adrian Peterson was the real deal and I was dreading anyone in our division getting him.
Let's revisit the 2007 draft and see how ****** that draft was. I'd trade all of that for Adrian Peterson... hell I'd trade all that for Marshawn Lynch.
1 16 (16) Justin Harrell DT Tennessee
2 31 (63) Brandon Jackson RB Nebraska
3 14 (78) James Jones WR San Jose State
3 25 (89) Aaron Rouse S Virginia Tech
4 20 (119) Allen Barbre G Missouri Southern State
5 20 (157) David Clowney WR Virginia Tech
6 17 (191) Korey Hall OLB Boise State
6 18 (192) Desmond Bishop ILB California
6 19 (193) Mason Crosby PK Colorado
7 18 (228) DeShawn Wynn RB Florida
7* 33 (243) Clark Harris TE Rutgers
Graham Harrell #6 QB 2 Comp. 3 ATT 20 Yards 0 TDs 4 Rush -3 Yards 0 TD 1 Fumble 0 INT