A constant criticism for years has been that this team pisses away draft picks and ends up with no depth- this year, our back up LT was out of the league and our safeties should be. Griffen looks damn good, but does he look better than Dalton and a shut down CB or a legitimate FS (plus two more first rounders)?
Does Griffin have AJ Green? No. Do I think Griffin is better than Dalton, absofreakinlutely. The difference is, we pissed away draft picks on passed their prime players and name players. This time it was done to draft a franchise qb. Was it risky, hell yeah it was, but so far, it looks like a smart move. While the process may appear the same, the thought and mindset behind it are totally different. If you can't see that, I don't know what to tell you.
Really, how many shut down corners are there in the NFL. Legit ones, Revis, Champ (not so much now, but at one time), Namdi... How many more are there? Yes, we need those things. Keep in mind, some of these decisions were made w/o knowledge that the NFL was gonna put the screws to the team over a bullcrap non-capped season.