I have seen so many mocks of us taking spiller, williams, ducasse with our first 3 picks that I decided to mix it up a bit. My mock has us taking none of those players, not because I don't think that they would help, just because I belive that Williams will not be there at 17 and that spiller, thought a great player helping our run game and special teams, canbe filled with cheaper picks.
1A Anthony Davis OT Rutgers
I Believe that he falls to us as AL Davis falls in love with JPP's athleticism and the bills draft Bruce Campbell. Anthony Davis is a Run Blocking beast and would anchor our right side for years to come.
1B Brandon Graham OLB/DE Michigan
Graham does not have the elite speed or first step of other prospects like JPP or Hughes, yet Graham is the best all around OLB. He playes the run WAY better that those two and knows how to use his hands and use leverage. Rush OLBs take time to develop as it is almost all technique, which is why we should draft one now. That way, when we are ready to truly ready to compete deep in the playoffs (2-4 years), Graham will be an fully develope and an elite pass rusher.
2 Dexter McCluster RB/WR/KR Ole Miss
Although I am not as high on him as some people on this board, you cannot denny his game changing speed, ability to catch passes out of the back feild, and the boost he will give us in the return game. Hmm... sounds like anyone else we may be targeting? But seriously, Spiller is WAY better than McCluster, however not as good a value. I'd rather have value anyday.
3 Reshad Jones SS Georgia
Reshad Jones is a do-it-all saftey that we could have replace Micheal Lewis in a year or two, or he could even start today. Reshad may not have the elite athleticism that Taylor Mays and Chad Jones have, yet he can lay the wood on reciever, takes good angles while takleing, has pretty good ball skills (he's no Eric Berry, but 5 INTs as a sophomore ain't too shabby) and can read the QB and see where he wants to go. An alternative is Darrell Stuckey who whould also help out our weak secondary.
4 Ciron Black OL LSU
Gives as versatility and depth on the O-line as Black possesses the size and skills to play either gaurd position or RT. He is also a powerful run blocker.
5 Micah Johnson ILB Kentuky
Micah is an explosive player in the middle with great potential whoes stock was hurt by a knee injury. He could be a player that spikes mentors to play alongside willis as our future MLBs.
6 Jeffery Fitzgerald DE Kansas State
Fitzgerald st out the 08 season due to a transfer form Virginia to Kansas State and has lost a lot of hype due to that. The guy is an impressive DE who finished with 7 sacks at 6-4 280. This is added depth at DE as who can maybe take over in a few year for Justin Smith and be what Kentwan Balmer was supposed to be.
7 O'Brien Schofield OLB Wisconsin
A guy with lots to show, yet a torn ALC kept him of the Senior Bowl. This is just a value pick. If the guy ever recovers from the surgery (and can still play at a competative level) then he will help out as a 3rd down pass rusher.
In my humble opinion this draft fills our needs better than the cliche Spiller Williams mocks and get us better value at those positions. With this draft, although it does not give us as much of an emidiate impact (Spiller and Willimas are much more NFL ready than McCluster and Davis), this sets us up to GROW for the future and compete for a chance at the NFC division game. But then again, thats just my opinion.