Sitting from pick 90 to pick 166 was excurciating - I am not excited about the Richardson trade but understand the idea - he could prove to be the piece needed that makes a difference - Grigson saw the chance and pulled the trigger - time will tell. Again you can say that Richardson was the only back taken with a 1st round draft pick this year - no other teams felt the need to use a 1st round pick on a running back
However what really hurt us I feel is that 4th round we traded away to get Hughes. Again Hughes my prove his worth this year and become the dancing bear that Pagano saw but he may also be what he looked like last year. I don't see the potential to be a real game changer along the line - maybe a serviceable rotation guy at best.
However let us also look at the 4th rounder given up for Hughes - this year there were a couple of viable options at safety (Vereen, Boston and Reynolds) that could provide depth and also special teams help if we are relying on Howell and/or Brown - also a couple of the guards that folks thought might be a good fit were still on the board (Dozier, Yankey and Richardson)
I won't list the cornerbacks still available or the wealth of other players that might fill needs we have right now. The draft is a crap shot and you need as many rolls as you can get to increase your chance of hitting a winner. I don't think you give away future chances to gamble on a long shot. Hughes could be replaced by a veteran making the minimum without a loss of performance until the opportunity comes along to hit on a player in the draft.