Originally posted by IdahoNiner:
I think i have stated this before, But Roby is my #1 CB in this draft. I love the kids game, but i understand a lot of people will disagree with me. Personally i think he goes somewhere in the teens, and we would likely need to give up a third to get him, which i would be fine with.
Im not more of an expert than anyone around here though, just a guy with an opinion like anyone else, and i am often wrong as often as i am right. You know your s**t Gore, dont downplay yourself, your a respected poster around here.
I would be fine with staying put and taking BPA, but this is our personal ideal mocks and so thats how i played it, while trying to be as realistic as possible to the positions i think the players will be drafted in.
Im also in the minority on Jalen Saunders as well, and im ok with that. I will admit i have a tendancy to focus on and fall in love with underdogs or lesser known players. Elvis Akpla is a good example of that which vets often remind me of, and thats ok. At the end of the day we are all amateurs that have one thing in common, our love for the game. I just personally have a lot of love for later round draft picks, and lesser known guys and thats typically where my focus is.
This year its Jeff Janis and Gator Hoskins that are my little known draft picks, although Janis is picking up steam around here, and possibly across the nation, but when i posted about him Nov. 4th, i doubt many people knew who he was. Many people still dont know about Hoskins.
But back to Roby, yes i see him as a mid first rounder, and the best CB in the draft. I think he would be a stud in our system.
As a Montana State fan I love seeing the Akpla reference!
My ideal 1st 3 rounds:
1st: Justin Gilbert CB- (Ideally I would like Dennard to fall but not going to happen, I'd also take Roby if Gilbert goes early too).
2nd: a)Davante Adams or Odell Beckham or Brandin Cooks WR(biggest talent available at this point)- Need more weapons for Kaep! Run game will struggle without decent passing attack.
b)Deone Bucannon or Ahmad Dixon SS- Preparing for Whitner departure. Another young stud to play next to Reid!
3rd: a)Donte Moncrief WR- Underrated talent that could end up being a great value pick.
b)Gabe Jackson OG- More depth on Oline pending FA and contract negotiations.
c) Aaron Murry QB-backup for Kaep or Stanley Jean-Baptiste CB-good talent w/size to compete in NFC west, could be a steal or Beau Allen NT-added competition to create even more dominate front 7 or Bryan Stork C-depending on how Oline shakes out he could be immediate starter.
I know there are a lot of "or'' picks but it's impossible to tell who will be available based on other teams needs. I trust Harbaalke to pull off some crazy moves that will cover our needs while stockpiling draft picks for later. It will be interesting to see FA pickups this offseason and who stay/goes pending contract negotiations. If you couldn't tell by my picks I think we really just need shore up things in our secondary and our receiving corp. I like how Patton has been playing as of late, and with another offseason to work through he will be fun to watch next year. Even so we need a big red zone threat(especially if we are going to keep throwing the ball up on 1st and G from the 4, 3 plays in a row) and/or a speedy receiver to stretch the field. I wish we could have kept Marcus Cooper so we didn't have to search for yet another CB but that's how it goes.
Can't wait for May 8th!