1. Datone Jones- DE- UCLA- My draft crush. Has high motor, explosive off the line, plays with good strength, high character guy, and has the frame to move up to 290-300 lbs. Would be a perfect player to groom for J. Smith after he leaves.
2a. David Amerson- CB/FS- NC State- Amerson is arguably the best ballhawk in this draft class, and I believe if we move him to free safety he will be an absolute stud and give us a ballhawk we desperately need at safety. Has ideal size for the safety position with a high ceiling.
2b. Brandon Williams- DT- Missouri Southern- Played against low level competition, but had a dominating senior bowl week and has the potential to be a dominant NT at the next level. One of the few NT in the draft that flashes pass rush ability.
3a. Brandon Jenkins- OLB- Florida State- Another pick, another defender. But this is one of those drafts that is so deep on defense that we need to capitalize on it. Would be a late 1st rounder-early 2nd Rounder if not for his injury this season.
3b. Marcus Lattimore- RB- South Carolina- After watching the tape on him, he reminds me a little of Adrian Peterson with less speed and explosiveness. High running style, sheds arm tackles and is incredibly tough to bring down. Excellent value pick right here.
4a. Robert Alford- CB- Southeastern Louisiana- This is the last year of Brown's contract, and with all of our possible extensions, we might not be able to afford him. Alford has an incredibly high ceiling, and was one of the stars of senior bowl week. Is very fluid with his hips and movement and could give us a nice project to work on in preparation for brown's departure.
4b. Tyrann Mathieu - CB- LSU- Playmaker and punt returner, has very high ceiling, good value pick
5a. William Gholston- DE- Michigan State- Has first round tools, but struggled due to inconsistancy. What I do like about him is he has a nastiness to him on the field and would be a nice project for Tomsula to work on.
5b. Marcus Davis- WR- Virginia Tech- After watching the tape on him, I just don't understand why he isnt rated higher among draft boards. A physical specimen with a huge frame, good height, and strong hands, could be a great compliment across from Crabtree after Boldin is done.
6. Dustin Hopkins- K- Florida State- Best kicker in the class, obvious pick right here.
[ Edited by Krabernick7 on Mar 12, 2013 at 22:43:47 ]