Ok. So here's the deal. I picked my first choice at each pick, as well as a backup choice for all except the last two picks. (They are both basically 7th rounders, and at that point it's just BPA and these are guys I like.) The way this draft looks like it will fall, we have a couple options in each round at key positions where BPA and positions of value seem to intersect. That way, the "he won't be there" arguement is less of an issue, because we have options.
So, I'd love it if the draft went down something like this:
Round Overall Pick
1 13 Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma/Anthony Davis, OT, Rutgers.
1 17 Jason Pierre-Paul OLB, South Florida/Brandon Graham, OLB, Michigan
2 49 Dexter McCluster, RB, Ole Miss/Jahvid Best, RB, Cal
3 79 Javier Arenas, CB/KRAlabama/Perrish Cox, CB/KR, Oklahoma State
4 113 Mitch Petrus, G, Arkansas/Ciron Black, OT/G, LSU
5 145 Myron Rolle, S FSU/Syd'quan Thompson, CB/S, Cal
6 182 Arthur Moats ,OLB, James Madison/ Roddrick Muckelroy, OLB Texas
6 206 John Conner, FB, Kentucky
7 224 Adam Ulatoski, OT, Texas
To answer a couple questions.
If the first round is falling that way, taking the elite pass rusher (JPP or Graham) first and then the best available OT, say Davis, second is also a way it could play out. I don't care. If we get either two of those four (or something similar if Okung or Bulaga somehow get involved) then I'll be thrilled. I don't care who is picked where.
Yes, I think it's entirely possible that either (or both), McCluster and/or Best will be there for our second round pick. Certainly at least one. If not, another playmaker, possible kick returner type would be fine. Jacoby Ford comes to mind if both are gone. Plus, this is kind of the "luxury pick" of the draft. So, if we went with Mount Cody or a first rounder at almost any position who slipped and was a great value, that would also be ok.
Also, I do think we might have to go earlier than the 5th for Rolle, and I'm fine with that. To take him in the 4th and go BPA or best OL available in the 5th is fine. One or more of the "4th round" guys at OL, may very well be there in the 5th, or some comprable values and I think Rolle is a gamer and worth it over a 4th/5th round lineman. I'm sure we can pick up someone at least similar in FA. I'd love to have Rolle on my team and would also give up a pick next year to grab him another way. But right now, he mostly projected as 5th rounder, so I'll hope we get lucky and can get him there.
[ Edited by TexasNiner on Mar 30, 2010 at 17:23:02 ]