i have a feeling that gettleman's first pick is going to bring about a lot of bitching from people who consider the various draftniks' big boards as gospel.
gettleman > kiper, mayock, mcshay, rang, wright, and walter
Agreed. Vacarro (S, Texas) for instance. He can play in the box or in coverage. Would fill a huge need, giving us a QB for the secondary and a good, versatile player. We have a huge hole there and nobody is mentioning him. Rumor has it that last season, we were looking at Barron before Tampa Bay stole him. I think Kuechly made us forget Barron, but Barron was the bigger need (at the time).
Banks (CB, Miss St) is another possible player. We have two very good QBs in this division. Norman and Thomas will not scare them. Gamble is gone (contract) and Munnerlyn will be tough to re-sign (cap). Gettlemen may see how Marty thought that CBs are found on Day 3. Remember that the Giants just drafted a CB overall (Amakamora) and need another.
I disagree with any team that says they take the best player available regardless of need. With the cap, that is not possible. However, to think we will draft our biggest needs early and our lesser needs later is not good business. Kuechly, for instance, was not considered a huge need. What player drafted before him would you take for him now?