I had zero interest in Metcalf because of his one dimensionality. And as a fan of Beane and our current scouting department and seeing their genuine worry about possibly losing Ford when another team traded ahead of them and then their joy when they got him, I am willing to give the "experts" the benefit of the doubt. But this post did get me thinking a little bit about guys I did like and how I had no idea how they are currently doing. So it got me to do a little research. I'm not much of a 20/20 hindsite type of guy. It is what it is. The past can't be changed. If it could we'd all be lottery winners. But I was curious about the 2 guys I did like and by some accounts they're both doing well.
Titans Rookie WR A.J. Brown Shows Out Before “Big Bro” Julio Jones https://www.titansonline.com/news/titans-rookie-wr-a-j-brown-shows-out-before-big-bro-julio-jones
Broncos OG Dalton Risner Earns Impressive PFF Grade Through First Five Games https://www.si.com/nfl/broncos/news/denver-broncos-og-dalton-risner-earns-impressive-pff-grade-through-first-five-games/
I'm not trying to stir up any more controversy. I'm still willing to wait and see with Ford. I do love his passion and willingness to defend his teammates and QB. I'm just saying we can't draft everyone. We can't have every good player. We can't hit on every single draft pick. Or get them all "exactly" right. But I for one have complete faith in Beane, Dan Morgan, and the rest of our scouting staff. My bigger fear is losing Dan Morgan or other members of our scouting staff as the years pass. They are all on one page, all have a vision, and all finally "get it."