I do not think that the team should reach for Margus Hunt.
After the Senior Bowl, it seems that Donte Jones will gone when we pick in the first.
Sharrif Floyd may be on the board when we draft, but his pass rushing production has not been great.
In three years, he has had 2.5 sacks and 11 quarterback hurries.
But, with 100 tackles and 24 tackles for a loss, Floyd does seem strong against the run.
Kapron Lewis-Moore might have value as a late round pick, but he blew out his knee in the championship game.
In four years, he had 9.5 sacks, 15 tackles for a loss, 15 quarterback hurries, and 112 tackles.
David Bass, who is about the same size as Justin Smith was when he entered the draft is another possibility.
Bass is strong, relentless, and very productive. In four years, he had 39.5 sacks and 56 tackles for a loss.
My sense is that he is more of a DE than an OLB.
Instead of reaching for Margus Hunt, I would consider using a mid to later round pick on Bass and a late round pick on Lewis-Moore.
At 32, we should take the Best Player available.
[ Edited by buck on Jan 25, 2013 at 10:34 AM ]