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    Brian Thomas Jr. (or your ideal first rounder) might need surgery. still take him?

    So according to Albert Breer both Thomas and Nabers have injured left shoulders and they might need surgery.

    Would you still spend 28 on Thomas?

    Would you still move up for either?


    Here’s my take. I’m normally very averse to injured guys in the first BUT depending on the severity of the injury I’d still take Thomas at 28.

    I wouldn’t move up for him. He’s good enough that I’d be willing to take the risk at 28 but not good enough to risk more draft capital.


    https://www.si.com/nfl/2024/04/022/t...umors-medicals

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    Re: Brian Thomas Jr. (or your ideal first rounder) might need surgery. still take him

    Isn’t he the guy with a spotty body of work? Like last year we break out on deep routes pretty exclusively?

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    Re: Brian Thomas Jr. (or your ideal first rounder) might need surgery. still take him

    Nope. Off my board, at least for the first round.

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    Re: Brian Thomas Jr. (or your ideal first rounder) might need surgery. still take him

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobylal View Post
    Nope. Off my board, at least for the first round.
    Ya, I’m very conflicted on this one (I’ve been injury averse since Willis Mcgahee).

    Tjr. is a superb talent, we have a dire need at the position AND he won’t be around past the first round.

    With other injuries I’m an automatic pass (like neck, Achilles and back) but shoulders injuries (unless they’re shredded rotators) are pretty common and if his or any other elite player has a minor one I’d at least consider it.

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    Re: Brian Thomas Jr. (or your ideal first rounder) might need surgery. still take him

    If it drops them to 28 and will be ready for opening day then go ahead and draft them.

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    Re: Brian Thomas Jr. (or your ideal first rounder) might need surgery. still take him

    Surgery oh ****!!!!

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    Re: Brian Thomas Jr. (or your ideal first rounder) might need surgery. still take him

    Depends on when they'd be ready to play.

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    Re: Brian Thomas Jr. (or your ideal first rounder) might need surgery. still take him

    Quote Originally Posted by Forward_Lateral View Post
    Depends on when they'd be ready to play.
    Here’s a quote from the article:

    https://www.si.com/nfl/2024/04/022/t...umors-medicals


    “Both of LSU’s star receivers, Brian Thomas Jr. and Malik Nabers, have issues with their left shoulders. The risk here is considered relatively minimal—in both cases, there’s a chance the player may have to have the shoulder surgically repaired after the 2024 season…”



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    Re: Brian Thomas Jr. (or your ideal first rounder) might need surgery. still take him

    So why did BTJ break out last year after the years before were meh?

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    Re: Brian Thomas Jr. (or your ideal first rounder) might need surgery. still take him

    McConkey legette or worthy need one of these guys. Il take any of them where ever how ever.

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    Re: Brian Thomas Jr. (or your ideal first rounder) might need surgery. still take him

    Yes

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    Re: Brian Thomas Jr. (or your ideal first rounder) might need surgery. still take him

    Didn't stop us from drafting Lawson.

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    Re: Brian Thomas Jr. (or your ideal first rounder) might need surgery. still take him

    There's not enough info to affect me here. There's a LOT of variation in what this could mean.

    i'm not overly concerned. If it were serious you'd hear a lot more about it, i suspect.

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    Re: Brian Thomas Jr. (or your ideal first rounder) might need surgery. still take him

    No more McGahee moves for me in the 1st.
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    Re: Brian Thomas Jr. (or your ideal first rounder) might need surgery. still take him

    Quote Originally Posted by sahlensguy View Post
    Didn't stop us from drafting Lawson.
    Correction, it didn't stop Whaley and Ryan from drafting him.

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    Re: Brian Thomas Jr. (or your ideal first rounder) might need surgery. still take him

    Quote Originally Posted by Turf View Post
    No more McGahee moves for me in the 1st.
    McGahee was fresh of an obliterated knee. "might need shoulder surgery" is not the same thing

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    Re: Brian Thomas Jr. (or your ideal first rounder) might need surgery. still take him

    Quote Originally Posted by Turf View Post
    No more McGahee moves for me in the 1st.
    Yeah it sounds like exactly the same thing. Both of those guys shoulders are hamburger

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    Re: Brian Thomas Jr. (or your ideal first rounder) might need surgery. still take him

    Quote Originally Posted by killabuf View Post
    McConkey legette or worthy need one of these guys. Il take any of them where ever how ever.
    Definitely try to move back to the early second round pick up another 2nd and 3rd and get one of these guys.
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    Re: Brian Thomas Jr. (or your ideal first rounder) might need surgery. still take him

    I am firmly believing that the O is going to be fluid and dynamic. They showed it with Figgs almost playing RB and losing the role of a true number 1. Now the wrinkle of Samuels actually being able to shift into the RB position pre snap and Cook moving out… the WR spot is truly going to be by committee. I sense it. Diggs last 7 games was a glimpse.

    BTJ seems like a 1 trick pony. Am I wrong? Is he a crafty route runner or a field stretcher? Not much happened in his first 2 years and Malik may have opened up things last season for him. 2 years ago no one was thinking this is the guy then he explodes.

    is this guy just a field stretcher or a true 1?

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    Re: Brian Thomas Jr. (or your ideal first rounder) might need surgery. still take him

    Quote Originally Posted by sukie View Post
    I am firmly believing that the O is going to be fluid and dynamic. They showed it with Figgs almost playing RB and losing the role of a true number 1. Now the wrinkle of Samuels actually being able to shift into the RB position pre snap and Cook moving out… the WR spot is truly going to be by committee. I sense it. Diggs last 7 games was a glimpse.

    BTJ seems like a 1 trick pony. Am I wrong? Is he a crafty route runner or a field stretcher? Not much happened in his first 2 years and Malik may have opened up things last season for him. 2 years ago no one was thinking this is the guy then he explodes.

    is this guy just a field stretcher or a true 1?
    I’ve said it a couple of threads before this came out, it wouldn’t surprise me a bid if they drafted another position other than WR at 28. I would love to see one of the top linemen on either side of the ball fall to us.
    Oh hell, the only thing I don’t want to see is trading a lot of picks to move up to far.

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