Our defense was less unbalanced last season, because the inadequacy was more widespread. The DBs weren't good enough. The LB can best be described as pathetic. The DL didn't get nearly enough sacks and wasn't stout against the run. It was a bad D. It wasn't fixable in one season. Regardless of whom we added, there remains, at least in my mind, serious questions about our defensive coordinator's game plans.
It's also a team which has gotten by year-by-year kicking the $ problem down the road, by reworking contracts at the expense of future seasons. Do we have 3 pro-bowl DTs? Cox fell off a ton over the past two seasons. I'm not sure what we get from him in 2022. Hopefully Davis can keep opponents from double-teaming Cox so much.
Yes, the team is unbalanced. Is it built to win only in this season and next? If so, they are truly screwed, as they still don't know what they can count on from Hurts. The whole course of the next season will be determined by whether or not we must replace Hurts. If the answer is yes, then this year and next look a lot bleaker. I think Hurts will prove to be at least ok. He's not a top-5, but they probably can win with him, as they did with Foles, with a strong enough team around him..
It's certainly (very arguable) that the team should have taken Kyle Hamilton with pick 13, but their scouts/coaches were in love with Davis. The clearly saw him as best-player-available. DT was a strong need. Cox definitely gone after this season. They have to rely upon their prospect evaluations.
Should the last 2 draft picks gone for DBs? Probably, but I never count on more than special teams guys from picks that late. We've gotten lucky with some late picks, but that's the exception.
My comments are based upon never expecting that they could have a true contender after this off-season. I'll judge Roseman after 2023. I'm sure you know I've not been a big Roseman guy in the past, but I'm not disappointed in this draft. I think it was plus on days one and two. I was disappointed in day 3, but never have great hope for day 3. Mailata was a huge aberration.