- May 21, 2016
So no year do we focus on getting the top talent at a specific position and hand choose sure shots are positions of lesser need ?
To attempt to further clarify my point; there may be years where we take greater or lesser numbers at certain positions, ie last year we only took 1 LB, but like 6 DB's, while this year it looks more like 3 LB's and 4 DB's. The change in numbers for a given class shouldn't change the way you recruit the best players at a given position. We should be all over the top players at every position we are recruiting every year. Hell, I'd take it a step further. Even if we aren't recruiting anyone at a given position in a given year, we should STILL be constantly in the ear of the top viable prospects at that position. Say we don't plan to take a kicker in a given year, does that mean that if Adam Vinatieri wants to come to Miami we just tell him to piss off? Hell no, you make room for elite players, and the only way to know if they are interested is to talk to them. Taking it another step further, even if you think you're good at a certain position, things happen, players get hurt, have medical issues, academic issues, legal issues, transfer for unexpected reasons, etc, etc, etc.
Point being, there is absolutely no excuse for not putting in the effort and going all out for the top local prospects at every position in every cycle. These coaches get paid a lot of money to do this job. Laziness is NOT acceptable.
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