With the combine and FA having come and gone (pretty much) we can infer what some of the other teams will do and what we will do.
I think if Spiller is available at either pick Scotty will take him. Regretfully, I honestly don't think Spiller makes it out of the top ten. With that premise, I have the following draft.
1a. Trent Williams, OT - We all know this is coming so let's not fight it. We need a RT badly and he is a great athlete. He isn't as strong as I would like but he will be a good RT for years. He will be available here too.
1b. Mike Iupati, OG - I don't think we sign any OG worth while and this guy is Larry Allen reincarnated. I have never seen anyone dominate like he did as a OG during senior bowl-which is a hard thing to do in drills one-on-one. This guy is the real deal and he will be available when we pick here.
1c. Jerry Hughes, OLB/DE - He was unstoppable at TCU for four years and blew up the combine. We will have to trade up to the mid twenties to get him and I think we can make the jump using our second and third rounders. I wouldn't mind picking up Jason Pierre-Paul, Brandon Graham or Derrick Morgan, but I think that Hughes skill set is the best for a 3-4 OLB.
4. Jordan Shipley, WR - Punt returner and great skill position guy for Texas.
Can we please solve our OL issues.....ppppppppplease. I know that Scotty is too dumb and scared to have a draft like this, but it is what we need. Gore and Smith deserve to have an OL for once. Our OL was the worst in the league last year and it simply needs talent. Williams and Iupati will do that. I am sick of adding broken down vets past their primes.
Hughes will be an immediate burst in passing situations and IMO take over Lawson's job half way through the year. Hughes and Brooks will be fantastic OLB's for years. Our pass rush needs talent and speed.
Obviously, we don't fill our punt/kick returner need. I would love to take Spiller with one of our first two picks but I truly think he will be gone.
This is a meat and potatoes draft, but it is what we need.
[ Edited by bigwads on Mar 13, 2010 at 6:13 AM ]