I'll refrain from setting grades on these players, but will just list these players out so you can get an idea of at least who I think we could be targeting in the draft this year. The top positions of course are: CB, FS, OLB, OG/C, and WR. I'm not listing QB because there's already a thread on that, and who knows if we'll take anyone at this point because we haven't seen what Smith will do this season, and/or if they're passing on QB no matter what, to stick with Colin.
So anyways, here are 2-3 prospects for each position of need, that I'd like to key in on:
Donnie Fletcher, Boston College -- Tough son of a gun, and a very productive corner for BC.
Chase Minnifield, Virginia -- Currently predicted to go in the late 1st or 2nd round by many.
Markelle Martin, Oklahoma St. -- Seen by many as the best senior FS in this class.
Jerrell Young, USF -- Currently a later round guy, but has had a knack for making plays.
Kevin Zeitler, Wisconsin -- We all know how well-coached Wisconsin OL are.
Philip Blake, Baylor -- Instrumental to the success of Robert Griffin. Middle round guy currently. Could be considered for some awards/all-star invites after the season.
Brandon Lindsey, Pitt -- Has improved every year, and stepped up big in the place of Romeus last year. Already has 3 sacks this season.
Vinny Curry, Marshall -- Had 12 sacks and 18 TFL last year. Big man (6-3 263 4.74). If he times well, 3-4 teams will be all over this guy.
Dwight Jones, North Carolina -- Big receiver, having a great year.
Nick Toon, Wisconsin -- Big receiver, having a great year.
Michael Floyd, Notre Dame -- Character concerns, but again.. Big receiver, having a great year. (See a trend?)
We need a big receiver who creates a mismatch easily on smaller corners.
So there's my list. Watch these players.