Originally posted by pete98146:
My opinion seems to change daily just because there are soooo many different options which is a good thing! Loading up on pass rushers isn't a bad idea now that teams have to cheat over to block the Smith's (no easy task). So this leaves the other side open for a speedy pass rusher to prey on the QB.
On the offensive side of things, I like what a Fleener can do to FINALLY open up our passing attack. I agree that he's Baalke's draft crush and we'll move up in an attempt to nab him. But I fear that Fleener goes much higher than anybody expects and the price will be too high.
So it's back to the drawing board. My final prediction is Fleener is too expensive and we trade back 10 spots. At #40, we'll still have a shot at either Silatolu, Zeitler, Randle,S. Hill (could happen) or Zach Brown. Who knows, maybe we move back up into the second round and grab two of these guys?
The earliest threat to take Fleener is probably Cleveland at #22 -- fluke chance Chicago takes him at #19. Cincinnati (#21) does not usually trade picks, so let's look at a deal with TEN at #20.
According to the Draft Value Chart, an even deal would be our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd for their 1st, 3rd, and 6th (or 7th). Basically we give them a 2nd rounder, we swap 3rd rounders, and we pick up a late round pick.
** This deal makes a lot of sense for Tennessee because Center is arguably their biggest need and they can take Konz at #30. They then take a pass-rusher and a CB in the 2nd.
We would then use our 3rd rounder to take a guard. Center/Guard Phil Blake at #82 would make me very happy.