I'm not going to project trades, so here are 10 guys we could reasonably pick that would help us take the next step.
I used NFLDraftScout.com to determine where these guys will be available.
Round 1: John Jenkins, NT, Georgia... 6'4", 359
Massive, pocket-pushing nose that eats up blockers and protects LBs. This would immediately cure a lot of our issues on defense.
Round 2: David Amerson, CB, NC State... 6'2", 194
Tall playmaker with outstanding ball skills. Could contribute at corner or safety.
Round 3: Da'Rick Rogers, WR, Tennessee Tech... 6'2", 206
Big and physical deep threat. Excellent complement for Crab.
Round 3: John Simon, OLB, Ohio State... 6'2", 256
Ultimate warrior with a relentless motor. Would be excellent depth behind Ahmad Brooks and would give a tremendous effort on special teams.
Round 3: Brandon Jenkins, OLB, Florida State... 6'3", 260
One of the best pass rushers in the nation before suffering a season-ending injury. Would offer great depth behind Aldon Smith.
Round 4: Dion Sims, TE, Michigan State... 6'5", 285
An absolute monster in the run game and a reliable receiver to boot. We need multi-dimensional TEs to enhance the versatility of our heavy packages.
Round 5: William Gholston, DE, Michigan State... 6'7", 278
Highly gifted but has question marks about his instincts and ability to control his emotions. Provides depth behind Justin Smith.
Round 5: Kwame Geathers, DT, Georgia... 6'5", 355
Another massive clogger at nose. Given the investment we've made in Willis and Bowman, it only makes sense to protect them.
Round 6: Dustin Hopkins, K, Florida State... 6'2", 189
Very powerful leg and has made a lot of big kicks. A replacement for Akers is vital.
Round 6: Greg Reid, CB, Valdosta State... 5'8", 186
Character concerns and coming off an ACL, but I would prefer him to Tyrann Mathieu as he's more fluid in coverage and even more explosive in the return game.
[ Edited by JamesGatz83 on Feb 8, 2013 at 12:01 PM ]