I haven't been able to do many eval's and research as years past, but finally getting around to reading most of your threads and firing myself up for the combine!
Don't kill me too bad on this and or my rankings! Rusty on my range until the combine is over so i'm not sure this mock is realistic..
From what I get out of the first round, seems like we are def. going DB or WR. I wouldn't be against going DL. I don't like the idea of trading away picks unless it helps in future drafts. 'ALA' Patriots!
So with that being said, here is my first pick...
#30- DB Calvin Pryor- If Whitner leaves via FA, this gives us a quick replacement that can hit, has size, and combined with Reid gives us youth to hopefully form our own L.O.B.
Option 2- I would like- Allen Robinson WR- good blend of size and vision and can leap out of the gym!
#56- WR Odell Beckham Jr.- Fills a need at WR regardless of Boldin staying. Need some young talented WR's to keep around and obvious need in the return game.
Option 2= Deone Bucannon DB- Like Whitner in a lot of ways and will move up after the combine.
#61- DB Stanley Jean Baptiste- Gives us size that we need on the back end, and will prob move up boards due to his size. Brown could be gone, and now we can focus on other needs for the rest of the draft after taking 2 DB's early, but I would love to come out with at least 3 by the end of this draft.
Option 2= Donte Moncrief WR- Good size and speed while being in the draft range to not totally be a waste like Jenkins was.
#77- C Weston Richburg- Been hearing a lot about this guy. Provides depth at center and fills a need.
Option 2- Bryan Stork C- Started a lot of games, gritty, hard nosed center to replace Goodwin.
#94- ILB Chris Borland- The few Wisconsin games I watched this year had me zoned in to this kid! Poor man's Kuechly. Not sure he fits, but the guys motor is unreal.
Option 2- Andre Williams RB- Powerful low to the ground runner, that could be needed if Lattimore cant stay healthy. Gore is aging and Hunter has been hurt too.
#125- QB Aaron Murray- Obviously need a back up. Holds a ton of SEC records. Why not?
Option 2- Move back and select a QB, Brett Smith to be exact.
#158- DB Antone Exum- Injuries have him dropping, but I am a huge VT fan and have seen enough of him to know he is not a bust when healthy!
Option 2- Deion Belue DB- Needs to improve as a tackler, but his speed will be easy to fit him in and be very useful.
#189- DL Josh Mauro- We are always looking at Stanford products and obvious need for depth on the DL.
Option 2- Trade or draft special teams and the return game.
#218- DL Deandre Coleman- Cal product who had 28 career TFL and and 8 sacks. I doubt he falls this far, but would be nice.
Option 2 - Trade or ST
#219- Im gonna say at least 3 of our picks get traded and it's hard to determine anything late in drafts. I will leave that to you guys to give me some insight here.
#220- Trade/Camp body
[ Edited by fortyniner52 on Feb 22, 2014 at 10:19 AM ]