I want to take advantage of our HUGELY ugraded defense by ramping our ability to spread the field and put points on the board.
This is what I want to focus on in this draft.
Our defense has very few holes after we addressed several needs via free agency.
DE : Cory Redding - servicable
DE : RJF - strong (very strong imo)
NT : Franklin - strong
OLB: Mathis - star
OLB: Hughes or Walden - servicable
ILB: Angerer - servicable
ILB: Connor/Freeman - servicable
CB : Vontae Davis - IMO cabable of being a star
CB : Toler - Servicable plus
CB3: Darius Butler - servicable if shows any improvement
CB4: Cassius Vaughn - actually servicable at nickel
SS : Laron Landry - Star
FS : Antoine Bethea - Star
I like this defense. A few holes - nothing HUGE. A MaJOR upgrade over last years squad that made it to the playoffs.
My Mock Draft :
Round 1 : Justin Hunter, WR
Round 3 : Ryan Swope, WR
Round 4 : This is where I would take the best talent that matched a need. Some examples :
Jamie Collins, OLB, Southern Miss
Chase Thomas, OLB, Stanford
Brandon Jenkins, DE/OLB, Florida State
Alvin Bailey, OT/G, Arkansas
David Quessenberry, C/G, San Jose State
Any of these could fall to us at round 4 and would be a tremendous value / need pick for us at #118.
Round 6 : Just like the round 4 pick. The best talend that matches a need.
Garrett Gilkey, G, Chadron State
Hugh Thornton, G, Illinois
Blaize Foltz, G, TCU
Malliciah Goodman, DE, Clemson
Zach Line, FB, SMU
Tyrann Mathieu, CB/S, LSU
Brandon McGee, CB, Miami
Johnny Adams, CB, Michigan State
Round 7 : Im not going to speculate on names here...but I would use these picks on low % high return type players. Those who have fallen from grace due to injury or other - yet has a tremendous upside.
I really like going WR WR this year. Similar to what we did last year at TE. We could have a super young offensive powerhouse NEXT YEAR !
I love Swope in the third round. The guy is a faster Jordy Nelson with TE power. Deceptively fast (runs in the 4.3s).
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