Assuming that Balke has the option to choose one of these DL at their pick without trading up, who do they take?
Jesse Williams: raw strength and experience in both the NT and 3/4 DE, but will likely be picked. Many experts state that he is still raw and needs time to develop. With the Niners, he could compete for a starting job, but also provide valuable depth.
Short: seems to be more of a 4/3 DT to me. He looks great on the interior as a penetrating one-gap DT, but can he transition to the 3/4 DE?
Brandon Williams: many have him ranked in the 2nd or 3rd round, but I don't believe he'll fall that far. Drafting for need is always very risky, and rarely returns good value, but BW seems to be a talented player at the position the Niners need. Maybe the best case scenario is to trade up in the 2nd to get him?
Sylvester Williams: he has the measurables, but does he have the motor and consistency? I think the Niners could wait on him till the second.
Datone Jones: certainly created a lot of buzz and vindication for fans who talked him up. At well below 300 lbs, is he the 2nd coming of the Cowboy? He may be my favorite pure DE.
Margus: I wouldn't touch this guy with a 10 foot pole.
[ Edited by Butter on Jan 27, 2013 at 1:44 AM ]