FA: G Stephen Neal or best G available.
2010 NFL DRAFT
1. A. C.J. Spiller RB Clemson
- Berry, is gone, so we must go BPA on this pick and I believe it is Spiller. On the surface this looks like a luxury pick, which it is, but it also fills many needs. Spiller will return kicks from day one and will be a change-of-pace back for Gore. He is excellent in pass-protection as well and a perfect fit for our new spread offense. He can extend Gore's career and provides excellent insurance should Gore go down with an injury. Coffee won't cut it.
- TRADE DOWN from pick #15 with New England for pick #25 and pick up one of their 3 second round picks at #57. (The deal works perfectly according to the draft value chart --> pick 15 is worth 1050 points and pick #25 and pick #57 total 1050 points). With three second round picks, New England can afford to trade up to get a playmaker to help retool their offense and get an additional weapon for Brady (Dez Bryant maybe?).
1. B. Brandon Graham OLB Michigan
- It's time to REALLY make our pass-rush a strength of this team, and Graham would help do just that. flat out dominated against quality opponents in a BCS conference known for producing top quality offensive tackles. Double-teams did not phase this guy and should become a starter relatively quickly or even right away. If Brooks continues his improvement, he and Graham could be our starters at OLB w/ Haralson and Lawson to rotate in as depth. If he is not there select Jerry Hughes from TCU.
2. A. Jason Fox RT Miami
- After Fox the talent at OT drops considerably, and if we have to trade a 4th rounder to move up to the top of the second to get him we should do it. Will start at RT from day one and help fix our O-line issues on the right side. Getting him here allows us to select 2 top-level talents in the first round and still get a quality starting RT to go next to Rachal.
2. B. T.J. Ward SS Oregon
- I'm with OTC on this one. I love this guy and is much needed insurance if/when Michael Lewis has another concussion and is forced to retire. He could step in effectively and we wouldn't miss a beat. He falls this far only because of an ankle injury sustained against Boise St. early in the year in a game where he was all over the field making plays.
3. Devin McCourty CB Rutgers
- I never want to see Keith Smith on the field ever again and have a repeat of the Seattle game. We need to continue to accumulate talent and depth at the CB position if we are to compete for a Super Bowl against the likes of the Saints, and McCourty helps us here. He not only can cover, but he is a leader and would be a special teams asset right away. Clements won't be here forever, and we need a CB with some NFL seasoning in a year or two to step in fill the void left by a departing Clements.
4. A. Marcus Easley, WR Connecticut
- He is 6'2 216 pounds and runs a sub 4.5 40. + OTC likes him and that is good enough for me this late in the draft. I really wanted Gilyard but Easley is a nice consolation, and we need more weapons to make our offense even more explosive. Add Easley and Spiller to this offense with Davis and Crabtree and this offense could become scary (pending Alex Smith's continued improvement). Will fill out our WR corp with Crabtree, Morgan, Jones, Hill, and Easley.
4. B. John Jerry G Mississippi
-trade a 6th with our 5th to move into the end of the fourth round and snag Jerry. Not sure how well he fits into our new spread offense, and if not just substitute the best G available for depth.
7. Chris Marinelli OT Stanford
- competes with Boone for backup RT spot on the roster.
QB - Smith, Davis, Hill
RB - Gore, Spiller, Coffee, Robinson, Norris
WR - Crabtree, Morgan, Jones, Hill, Easley
TE - Davis, Walker, Finley
OL - Staley, Neal, Heitmann, Rachal, Fox
Sims, Baas, Wallace, Jerry, Marinelli/Boone, Wragge
DL - Soap, Franklin, Smith, McDonald, Balmer, Evans
LB - Graham, Willis, Spikes, Lawson, Haralson, McKillop, Brooks
CB- Clements, Spencer, Brown, McCourty, Goldson, Ward, Lewis, Smith, Hudson
LS - Jennings
K - Nedney
P - Lee
This is my first mock, any thoughts? Good, bad?
[ Edited by ezekiel40 on Dec 18, 2009 at 17:19:09 ]