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methodtoll

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I think we will pick WR simply because of BPA.

48 is an akward place, I hate making mock drafts with 48. 2nd is the hardest pick because the value sucks.

If all the talent goes off the board then I would want to trade down to the bottom 2nd.

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I think we will pick WR simply because of BPA.

48 is an akward place, I hate making mock drafts with 48. 2nd is the hardest pick because the value sucks.

If all the talent goes off the board then I would want to trade down to the bottom 2nd.

You must be joking, 2nd picks are were you get value. Guys like Brian Price or D. Thomas are 1st round talents that could fall into the 2nd where they will be had cheaper. There are always guys with great talent that fall into the 2nd this year is even more deep there.

Also I don't think WR will be BPA at 48. Most likely D. Williams (who I don't want anyway lets not tempt fate), G. Tate, A. Benn, and D. Thomas will all be gone. I don't want anything to do with Lafell and Gilyard to me isn't worth that pick (I think he has 3rd round value) but I would be OK with him there if there set on a WR.

Most likely we will draft a DE or DT unless we trade up or one of those guys falls.

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You must be joking, 2nd picks are were you get value. Guys like Brian Price or D. Thomas are 1st round talents that could fall into the 2nd where they will be had cheaper. There are always guys with great talent that fall into the 2nd this year is even more deep there.

Also I don't think WR will be BPA at 48. Most likely D. Williams (who I don't want anyway lets not tempt fate), G. Tate, A. Benn, and D. Thomas will all be gone. I don't want anything to do with Lafell and Gilyard to me isn't worth that pick (I think he has 3rd round value) but I would be OK with him there if there set on a WR.

Most likely we will draft a DE or DT unless we trade up or one of those guys falls.

Agree completely! I don't think any WR left would BPA at #48 and probably would not be a starter here next year. I hadn't thought about CB, but it could be a possibility at #48 if the right things fall into place.

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Two things that have me leaning towards waiting until the 3rd round to draft a WR. Rick Gosselin (probably the most accurate mockster out there) was asked what position has the best bet of getting steals based on talent. He said WR in the 3rd and 4th rounds will be loaded with great players to choose from.

Also GBN, one the more respected draft sites, just revised their big board and have Mardy Gilyard ranked in the low 90's now. Would love to use our 3rd on him just not our 2nd.

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I called Sean Weatherspoon a long time ago, but his stock has risen so much he likely won't be obtainable...

Still, LB is our biggest need, but our draft position will dictate the way we address our needs...

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I could see us going DE..if the value is there.

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I agree with you methodtoll, but not with point 2. You gotta remember that hitting gold on a pick isn't a sure thing, in fact it's more like a 50-50 (if you simplify it and look at all the successful picks vs the busts). Therefore, if you like a guy, just take him. Don't get too cute and think that there'll be better value later. You may not even have a guy that you like in the later rounds, team scouts don't just steal info from Mel Kiper. Half those guys are probably off their big boards completely.

Even if there is a guy you like, what's to say he'll still be there later? As the draft continues, you'll see a lot of 'reaches' just because so many guys there will be projects to begin with, no one really gives a crap. So yeah, just take the guy you like right now and take it one pick at a time.

OK, now that my rant is over, let's get back to the original question. No I would not even be remotely surprised if we didn't pick up a WR with our first pick (unless someone like Tate falls to us). Our main need positions are DT, LB, WR and DE. Just BPA out of the 4 positions and I'll be a happy camper. Heck, if they make a pure BPA pick, I'll be fine with that too. Just don't pick up a 2nd string safety or something.

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Two things that have me leaning towards waiting until the 3rd round to draft a WR. Rick Gosselin (probably the most accurate mockster out there) was asked what position has the best bet of getting steals based on talent. He said WR in the 3rd and 4th rounds will be loaded with great players to choose from.

Also GBN, one the more respected draft sites, just revised their big board and have Mardy Gilyard ranked in the low 90's now. Would love to use our 3rd on him just not our 2nd.

I have been saying that all offseason, you should be stock piling 3rds and 4ths in this draft (thats why in CCv2 mock draft I have 3 3rds and 2 4ths).

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I agree with you methodtoll, but not with point 2. You gotta remember that hitting gold on a pick isn't a sure thing, in fact it's more like a 50-50 (if you simplify it and look at all the successful picks vs the busts). Therefore, if you like a guy, just take him. Don't get too cute and think that there'll be better value later. You may not even have a guy that you like in the later rounds, team scouts don't just steal info from Mel Kiper. Half those guys are probably off their big boards completely.

Even if there is a guy you like, what's to say he'll still be there later? As the draft continues, you'll see a lot of 'reaches' just because so many guys there will be projects to begin with, no one really gives a crap. So yeah, just take the guy you like right now and take it one pick at a time.

OK, now that my rant is over, let's get back to the original question. No I would not even be remotely surprised if we didn't pick up a WR with our first pick (unless someone like Tate falls to us). Our main need positions are DT, LB, WR and DE. Just BPA out of the 4 positions and I'll be a happy camper. Heck, if they make a pure BPA pick, I'll be fine with that too. Just don't pick up a 2nd string safety or something.

Whose to say that a 2nd round receiver will be any better then a guy coming out of the third...

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Arrelious Benn and Damian Williams will both be there at #48. Not to mention Gilyard, but he is probably a 3rd rounder.. his stock has been falling like crazy since the combine. We will draft the 4th WR in the draft.

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