My main hope is Brandon Cooks in the second, even if we have to trade up a bit as we cannot rely on VD alone to stretch the field, as a TE he's rarely going to get a free release. I'd like us to take Kelvin Benjamin as well if possible but I think he will go in the first or early second and I think we are likely to be looking at a cornerback there.
We're in an awkward position in our secondary in all honesty. Whitner has had his best season for us but I still don't trust him in coverage as much as I should and he also draws a lot of personal fouls, even though they are legal hits and undeserved.
The problem we have is that we don't know if Cully will fully recover from his ACL, there's still that possibility that he doesn't. Rogers is going to cost us too much and is frankly a liability in coverage. He won't get beat deep but he leaves such a cushion that we let a lot of 3rd down conversions through this season at his position due to the cushion he leaves.
I can't see us re-signing T Brown either because I think if he had a future with us then an extension would have been signed when they were discussion over the £2m escalator payment he missed from failing to show to pre-season workouts.
So in short I think we will likely move up to the most pro-ready SS or CB in the first round that is in reach, and 2nd round will look to add a deep threat WR. If Mike Evans or Kelvin Benjamin falls in the draft then I could see us potenitally moving up for them in the 1st round and moving up in the second for SS/CB.
The combine could obviously change everything in terms of the draft rankings.
[ Edited by Buchy on Feb 18, 2014 at 4:46 AM ]