The problem with three first round picks is that they are starters right away. But they don't get really good until the end of the year. That is what I see. There is less roster room and cap room to have a good veteran in front of them. I don't think it is a formula for success THIS year. Rhodes started looking really promising in about game 10? Now he looks like a 1st rounder with a lot of potential but it took most of a season to get here. Patterson maybe flashed potential faster but seems like even longer to develop and Floyd, who knows.
I know the coaching is sometimes bad but I think there were some problems with the roster that were not coaching related at all. Obviously some others were directly related to coaching decisions. I guess my recurring point would be that we are where we are not only because we have a coach who can't throw a challenge flag or organize a hurry up offense or the many other things he can't do. Part of it is the state of the roster. The three first rounders will get better. Or more experienced at least. Like gas on the fire, throw on the extra positions they could have addressed in the draft had they not traded up nor drafted a punter and we could have had a more complete roster. I think this year could have been better but Speilman is swinging for the fence.