I’d take him with the first pick if he is still available. He is a brute and tall, and does everything with good leverage.
Giving a QB time to throw is vital, and adding a bodyguard like that? It’s a no brainer. Guys get hurt, add to the trenches. And kee the tradition alive. I agree about the d-line, you guys know me. All about defensive linemen. Even back to the Gaines Adam’s days. I get he didn’t pan out (rip), but he was a big swing and a miss. Gotta keep loading up the talent up front. Keeping pressure off and applying the pressure is the way to win games consistently.
At that position in the draft, Creed is the no brainer for me.
At 32nd, I had my eyes on either Miami edges and a couple of DT’s like Barrimore. It’s difficult to gauge where they might go. Some mocks have them all gone by 30th. Some mocks have one of the Miami guys in the middle of the 2nd round, which I find very wrong.
With Creed, I think I liked the idea of trading down to pick up more picks and selecting him. That is until I read about his pro day: link
“Like, people don’t understand how explosive he is,” said offensive tackle Adrian Ealy, who also worked out for 31 NFL teams and 59 total team personnel on Friday. “The numbers that he put up today, it’s really unbelievable — not just for offensive linemen, but for his position.”
“He’s a great athlete. He really is,” Riley said. “You see a center vertical jump 33 inches, run and move the way he has, it’s kind of hard to believe he’s a center, honestly, watching him.”
Creed’s stock might be rising fast! If he’s that athletic and powerful, it’s possible he can play RG if you didn’t want him to play center. Creed can immediately help with the run game at C or RG.
I was thinking of addressing the interior OLine in the 2nd round, but getting a top Oline vs 7/8th rated Dline has me questioning things. We won in the playoffs due to our pass rush. We likely won’t find talent like Barrett so low in the draft, though.
Gotta re-sign Barrett and then plan to move on from Jensen’s $10 mil.