Whew. There are definitely some gamblers here. I agree with SanDiego that we got a boatload of picks and should keep 4, maybe 5(plus comp 3 pickds) . We don't need more picks this yr, we need more quality picks. If trent kept 4-5, we could trade up on maybe 4 picks...IF IT MAKES SENSE. We have to have 2 starting DLs, and one FS/CB. The FS starter is going to be gone between 15-20, and I don't know if baalke is willing to make that kind of leap. Probably not, too expensive. So BPA at 31 and 34 is DL, DL. Then maybe a move up for FS if baalke is worried about getting the best 2nd tier starter. I believe he will burn 5 draft picks to move up on 5 guys. Whatever, we all saw what happened when the D relied on 3DLs to take a beating all yr, and justin was double or tripled virtually all yr. You just can't keep asking a guy to do that. He got injured(happens when you are tired), Aldon got injured, and our DL was half as effective for SB as when guys were fresh. We gotta take two DL starters, and we will. If we end up drafting #15-20, baalke got his FS, and will get his 2 DLs next.
We tried for yrs to draft 3rd rd OGs, and DLs, and it didn't work. You want at starter, draft a starter, not a 3rd rd guy who isn't going to start. Basically I have baalke turning 10 picks into 4, with luck, 5 and trading all others to move up. Every pick in the second rd except #31 would be stellar...but pretty hard. I'm guessing he just drafts 4 guys, 5 tops, plus 3 comps. That means moving...UP.
Incidentally, I am record as having 3 teams help us out and draft qBs in rd 1. IF that happens, our #31 pick is #28 and #34 is #31....and I think Jax, raids, cards, eagles, maybe cleveland are all capable of doing just that. Of that group I think 3 make a mistake and take a good 2nd or 3rd rd QB in the first...and help us out quite a bit.
[ Edited by pasodoc9er on Apr 13, 2013 at 5:33 PM ]