This is a mock that I came up with last week, before the senior bowl. Interestingly though, the senior bowl seemed to validate some of my choices. I tried to address our needs and still get good value. Certain things, like O line and return man, I made sure to hit more than once.
R 1a - OT Brian Bulaga
ROT is our biggest need and this is a great position to draft one of this year's best.
R 1b - OLB Brandon Graham
Even with all the sacks last year, I still don't feel like we get enough consistent pressure from 4 rushers. A top edge rusher would fix that. And before you complain about Graham not being an inch taller, take a look at how tall Woodley, Harrison, and Dummerville are. Height is not as critical for edge rushers as people think.
R 2 - OG John Jerry
The interior of our line still needs improvement.
R 3 - CB/KR Javier Arenas
He can return kicks and punts for us, and could be a good nickle corner.
R 4 - S Kam Chancellor
We need more bodies and more talent at safety. Chancellor seems to have more range and speed that he's given credit for. And the guy can sure hit.
R 5 - WR/KR Antonio Brown
We need a 5th WR and it would be best if that guy was fast. Brown can be a vertical threat in the passing game and another option in the return game.
R 6 - RB Lagarrette Blount
Like Rashad Jennings last year, Blount will slide in the draft. But he's perfect for Singletary, who loves being a positive influence in the lives of troubled players. And even though people want speed, we really need a short yardage back. Blount could be that and more.
R 7 - TE Jim Dray
We need a blocking TE, and this guy can really help our run game. Just like he did for Gerhart at Stanford.
R 7 comp - Ekom Udofia
I'll be honest, I don't know much about which DTs are going to be around at the end of round 7. So plugged in the local kid.
Most of my projections are based on maddog's big board, some of the group mock drafts that have been done around here, and my own feelings on how it will shake out.
What do you think, zone?