Originally posted by al49erfan:
Originally posted by irishluder:
13 RT-Trent Williams
17 FS-Earl Thomas
49 RS-Dexter McCluster
79 ILB-Donald Butler
113 OLB-Eric Norwood
145 CB- Perrish Cox, Jerome Murphy, Donovan Warren
OT/OG is one of our biggest concerns going into the draft...thankfully our new OL coach got to take a 2 day look at what we have right now and will use one of the 1st to make an upgrade. I think Trent Williams is going to be top of the list for what will still be available, then Anthony Davis...who was at one point considered #2 OT in draft.
DB... We need some youth in the back field no doubt, but with a potential probowl FS staring at us with our #17 pick we jump at the chance of finally getting a capable duo of safety's that can make the big play and get us some much needed turn-overs. We have the luxury of having Lewis continue with SS, while Dashon study's the position prior to making with switch once Thomas comes in.
RS- A very big need, however there are lots of options for us. CJ Spiller would be a huge help in our offense due to our inability to take a run on the outside for a big gain. We need speed...and with great value in the 3rd we land Dexter McCluster! He will be our nightmare on the outside both as a WR and as our screen option. He also will be our primary RS...it would also be nice to get Leroy Vann as a second option later with our 6th comp or 7th if he's there.
ILB... we took McKillop hoping he could be the next ILB, but didn't work out. He's the new ST ace...so we need to get the successor for Spikes...it would be really cool to get his cousin, but his measurables are lacking...so we go with Butler who has great measurables and can sit for a season while he learns the NFL and playbook.
OLB...we need another pass rusher since we dont have a true #, we need fresh bodies to keep the rush coming. I like that we extended Brooks and even though Manny isn't the strongest rusher, even though he had the most sacks, I hope we extend him too. Briggs is supposedly another option, but we need as much talent here as possible. O'brien Scofield is another interesting guy we can get later, but due to injuries wont play this season.
CB...IF BPA comes close to CB here then we take the best one...we need some youth on the roster for down the road. Thankfully to a deep draft some good options are still available.
Let me know what you think...I'm also working on other directions for the our 1st's which of course changes the rest of the draft too....
After one year we already know that Scott isnt going to work out? You might be right and he will prob take over Jeff Ulbrich job, but idk if we can call it as not working out after 1 year with a vet starting infront of him.
Other thing why all the small guys?
17- Earl Thomas- 5' 10" was 202 at the combine, listed at 197 at Texas
49- Dexter McCluster- 5' 9" 170ish
113- Eric Norwood- 6' 245ish
I dont think there is anything bad with small guys but i do think bigger guys have a better chance of being successful.
Just my two cents.
First of all Id like to say nice work, and Id like to offer my opinion. I would be happy with your first 3 picks, and love the idea of McCluster being a Scat back and lining up in a pro set offense with either 2 tight ends, crabtree, gore, and McCluster, or Morgan in for Walker and itd give our offense the ability to create some confusion with play action screens, fake screen delayed hand offs and with teams having to account for the flats on both sides with our rbs that will either open things up down the field or give alex safe options underneath. Im falling in love with the idea as I type it. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.
At 79, instead of taking a player that potentially wont contribute this year, lets grab one that could. If this draft was going the way you see it going, at 79 I would be looking at CBs, Guards, Pass Rushers, and a NT that can eat up space and add depth to our DL rotation.
Some of the players that could fall into the 3d and 4th due to the overwhelming ammount of juniors and by my count theres about 90 players projected that should go by round 2 and someone will be there. Maybe we take a chance on a Greg Hardy or George Selvie, whom many had rated as top pass rushers had they come out last year. As for the OL and CBs, heres a few that may be there.
*I for one don't think we NEED to draft a Tackle in the first round but we do have to address the offensive line. Were not looking for someone to protect the blind side unless Staley goes down. We need someone to anchor the right side, and flip over to the left in the event of a Staley injury, but I don't believe we should necessarily use one of our first round picks. Especially if Okung, Bulaga, T. Williams, and Davis are gone although I'm not completely sold on Davis or Cambell.
* Guard Mike Iupati, and I would prefer to trade back into the low to mid 20's to select him if I could. I just feel that 17 is a little to high for a guard, especially if there is a player that slides and someone wants to trade up for them. Hes the best guard in the draft and if he could become a Steve Hutchinson calibur player he's worth taking a chance on at 17 and maybe even 13, although that is high for a guard and I believe that there should be better prospects available at 13.
I think there will be some value at RT available with our 49th pick, so theoretically we could take Spiller in round 1 if we had to although Im not saying thats the way we should go but it is exciting thinking about adding another game breaker. The RT's id be happy drafting in the 2nd - 4th round would be.....(No particular order)
*Potential RT Solutions*Height Weight 40 Dash
Rodger Saffold Indiana 6-4⅝ 316 5.20
Vladimir Ducasse Massachusetts 6-4⅜ 332 5.27
Charles Brown Southern Cal 6-5⅜ 303 5.20
Sam Young Notre Dame 6-7½ 314 5.33
Selvish Capers West Virginia 6-4⅝ 308 5.14
Ciron Black LSU 6-4 327 5.42
Lee Ziemba Auburn 6-7¼ 306
Trinton Sturdivant Georgia 6-5⅜ 308
*Potential Guards that could contribute in 2010*
Besides Guard Mike Iupati, here are a couple solutions to our guard that could be had outside of the first round. We can definately land one of these guys in rounds 2-4 and if we need a guard dont forget to consider Ciron Black and some of the other OT's that can be converted to Guards.
*John Jerry, Ole Miss Height: 6-5. Weight: 335.
*Mitch Petrus, Arkansas Height: 6-3. Weight: 307
*Jon Asamoah, Illinois Height: 6-4. Weight: 305
Cornerbacks That could be available round 3-6
Kareem Jackson, Alabama - Height: 5-10. Weight: 196. Combine 40 Time: 4.41.
Chris Cook, CB/FS, Virginia - Height: 6-2. Weight: 212. Combine 40 Time: 4.43
Patrick Robinson, Florida State - Height: 5-11. Weight: 190. 40 Time: 4.38.
Brandon Ghee, Wake Forest - Height: 6-0. Weight: 191. Combine 40 Time: 4.37.
kwasi Owusu-Ansah, Indiana of Penn. Height: 6-1. Weight: 207. 40 Time: 4.31.
We need to add depth and start grooming someone to take over for Clements. I hope we consider moving Clements to strong safety. Itd be nice having a safety that would be strong enough to match up with a tight end, and fast enough for a back or receiver and add an extra presence to our defensive back field. Keep an eye on kwasi Owusu-Ansah, hes my sleeper for the year.