Originally posted by m_brockalexander:
Love the first two picks. Don't know about the Hayward pick just because we need a FS more than a CB. I would rather take Markelle Martin out of Oklahoma St. Brewster isn't that good either at C spot. I think Kheeston Randall DT/DE would be a much better pick at that spot.
I dont know how much we really need a CB or S this year.
CB depth: Rogers - Brown - Culliver - Brock - Cox - Holcomb
S depth: Goldson - Whitner - Spillman - LeGree - Jones - Nelms
admittedly Legree was cut by the team that picked him and we snapped him up so he could be worth the #4 Safety spot afte a full off season with us, Jones is just a Special teamer who might even be re-labeled as a Receiver so I guess we could use a #4/5 Safety but should we really make that early of a selection when it isn't a glaring need, especially given the FO's confidence in Spillman as the #3.
CB is a bit of the same way with the top 3 spots basically locked down and the back 3 the only ones really up in the air, Brock has promise and the FO loves him so I would think it would have to be an incredible talent to push him down the DC or off the team all together. Cox is right now nothing more then a camp body but he was a "1st round talent that slide due to off field issues" which is what happened to Tarrell Brown, yes Cox has gotten in trouble since being draft unlike Brown who has stayed squeaky clean but with Cox' potential at KR/PR and the potential to complete shore up our CB depth he seems like a great low risk, high reward player that will likely pay off. Holcomb faces an uphill battle to beat out Cox and/or any draft picks this year but again the FO was enamored with him and will likely give him ample opportunity to compete and should he lose he'd likely end up on the practice squad.
I get that you need to make your team as great as possible and if a legitimate starting CB or S fell into our lap we'd have to take him and figure it out later but I dont think we need to force the issue in our secondary in the least bit. We'll definitely invest a late day 2 or day 3 pick in one or the other but I'm not worried at all about our secondary.
That said if we drafted any CB earlier then round 4 and it wasn't Stephon Gilmore in round 1(as a last resort BPA) it had better be Casey Hayward in round 3