Having said that, lets look at what might be available and comments on each player:
GUARD: We have no depth and our only real starter was so raw, we still do not know what we have. A few of these sights like PFF rated SIlatolu in the bottom five. I expect us to look for a G in free agency and possibly the draft again.
- Larry Warford, Kentucky. He is perhaps the best guard in the draft behind Warmack. He stonewalled some of the best DTs in the SEC and opened lanes for KY RBs all year. Underrated for now, but he could be there in the second round and would be a better pick than Silatolu. Warford is a perfect RG.
- Jonathan Cooper, UNC. Cooper is a bit overrated because some scouts have him ranked in the top 20 players. Guards tend to drop. Last year, DeCastro went around 20 or so, and he was projected much earlier. I see Cooper as a better LG, but I also saw Silatolu as a better RG--maybe a switch could be in order.
- Sharrif Floyd, Florida. Floyd should have stayed in school for his senior season. He has first round talent but lacks the resume. He could contribute immediately.\
- Sheldon Richardson, Missouri. Was a beast at times, but has some character/attitude concerns. Has a high, non-stop motor. Greg Hardyish. Needs a strong coach to keep him straight. I would not draft him if RR is still the coach.
- T.J.McDonald, Southern California: I like Safeties that are smart and instinctive. Martin was neither. McDonald has nice size and is a good cover guy/tackler.
- Robert Lester, Alabama: I was never a fan of Lester before--always considered him overrated and a product of being surrrounded by great players. However, he can play both FS and SS at a high level.
- Kenny Vacarro, Texas. A pure SS who can play the pass and run.
- Matt Elam, Florida. Could be better than Vacarro, but is only 5' 10". Can he cover the 6-5 Vincent Jackson deep?
- Jordan Poyer, Oregon State. He has seven picks and is a good all around tackler.
- David Amerson, NC State. Once considered the #1 CB in the draft, he was made to look stupid vs. Tennessee and Miami. I do not think he is very bright, but he is the total package athletically.
- Logan Ryan, Rutgers. This is my favorite CB in the this draft, and he is going to be sitting there when we pick in the second round. If he stays for his senior year, he could be the #1 CB taken in 2014.
- Lane Johnson, Oklahoma (6'6", 303). I think he is a diamond in the rough. While I expect Joeckel, Lewan, Matthews, and Fisher to be drafted in the first round, Johnson is developing and learning OT. He was a high school QB, college TE, and now a T. That means to me that he should have a knowledge of the game and good feet.
- Kyle Long, Oregon. (6'7", 312). Howie's son. He too is developing as a LT from defensive line, and he has applied for another year of eligibility. If denied, a good project with good blood lines.
- Terrance Williams, Baylor. Williams is the second best WR and will probably be gone by the mid second round, but if he is not, he would be worth a second round selection.
- Robert Woods, Southern California. After Keary Colbert, Dwayne Jarrett, and even Keyshawn, would we pull the strings on another Trojan WR?
- Justin Hunter, Tennessee. Hunter has the size (6'4") and had to share the rock with a talented WR corps at Tennessee. Maybe he has the mettle to rise to a #1. He would be my pick if there in the second round.