Originally posted by ChaunceyGardner:
Originally posted by GEEK:
Ciron Black from LSU would be a nice choice in the 2nd or 3rd round.
I like him too, I think he will go in the first round though around 20.
Ciron Blacks declining draft projection has really puzzled me... During this time last year - he seemed like a surefire first rounder. But apparently questions about his athleticism and pass protection have caused him to be seen as more of a middle rounder.
If we do not address the need in the first round with a Trent Williams, then Black would be my top option in subsequent rounds. However, as it stands right now, I predicting our 1st round to look like this:
1a) Trent Williams (OT) - Top 15 selection
1b) Jerry Hughes (OLB) - Pick #20-25
I feel the most optimistic prediction would have us landing one of either Trent Williams, Eric Berry, or Ndamukong Suh with our 1st pick...
However, Jerry Hughes is a MUST have with our 2nd 1st rounder - He is a natural strong-side DE/OLB and is the most effective pass rusher in the draft. Pairing him with Parys Haralson will provide with the pass rush that we've been seeking for so long.