Mock Draft (A Different Route Beyond the 1st)
Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:48 PM
If a team wants a player where we stand in the second, maybe try a trade down to gain an extra late rounder. Pats-Broncos & the Vikes-Ravens both did this last season in the 2nd. You just never know come draft day who really wants who.
Chance Warmack OG Alabama
I know people are saying he's rising up draft boards but just looking at past drafts and even after DeCastro's hype, many teams just don't take guards early. We're still in good position to take the guy. If he's not here, I want to know people's opinions on Lane Johnson of Oklahoma OT if you don't mind.
(Trade down & get an extra 4th) -2-
Stedman Bailey WR West Virginia
Consistent and big wideout to take if we are sitting there later in the second round. We've now got a wideout.
Leon McFadden CB SD State
Good article: http://sandiegosport...-nfl-draft-bio/
Could be a good pick if he's not gone by this point. Very good player it seems and if Gamble is gone as many are suspecting, this could be smart.
Brian Winters OT Kent State
I do think we can manage to restructure Gross but still need to groom someone behind him. This kid could be a very solid option. He is apparently a strong all around type guy with a lot of versatility. His big game is against the run. Could be a wise route if no OT early and solid for depth.
Kerwynn Williams RB Utah State
If one of our RBs is gone for cap or whatever reason, it's never a bad thing to take a late round risk on a RB, especially given how some just seem to pop out of nowhere recently. This kid is explosive and a kick returner, something we still freaking need.
Bradley McDougald FS Kansas
Did a little searching about this fella. Got an invite to the combine, returns punts, was 2nd in tackles for Kansas w/ 3 ints, and this little tidbit: "Kansas coach Charlie Weis said the senior was as good as anyone on the Kansas squad."
William Campbell DT Michigan
If we re-sign Dwan Edwards, I think we generate enough pressure for the time being that we can wait a little especially if we are focusing on the OL and a WR.
So with this, we cover pretty much most of our holes but if they feel a cheaper FA would be more beneficial for the time being for any of these guys, they can be a back up and learn. I think regardless of our direction, there's gonna be a few 1-year patches yet again for 1 or 2 positions on the team. In this scenario, it would be at DT and possibly FS. But our defense played well towards the year's end so I have hope in our secondary and line as is.
So our WRs:
Gross(restructure)-Silatulu-Kalil-Warmack-Bell (Depth: Winters & Campbell at the least)
Josh Thomas, Leon McFadden, Josh Norman, Cap'n
Hardy-Dwan-FA-CJ (Alexander, Kearse, Campbell, Chandler, Addison, Keiser) *someone's gonna step up you'd think. I mean, I really think our defense can only get better even if we lose a LB and Gamble.
Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:11 PM
Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:39 PM
I agree w/ Stirs about the CB thing
That trade down thing is a crap shoot btw. Could happen but not likely and I don't like taking a RB even though its the 5th round.
Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:58 PM
Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:24 PM
But I like the McFadden pick.
Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:31 PM
Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:04 PM
Isn't Bailey like 5'11? He's far from big and I think there will be much better options than him in the 2nd. Id rather have one of these guys, and at least one should be available when we pick in the 2nd even after a trade down: Hunter, Patterson, Hopkins, Rogers, Woods, Williams, Austin, Patton. That's my only real criticism.
Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:17 PM
Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:16 PM
I agree with bigbeast52 that Lane could definitely be our 1st rounder. He worked Demontre Moore this season when they played A&M. Blanked him from the game actually. He maybe less trusted because of his experience, but definitely has the ability and consistency to warrant the 14th pick.
Also, I realize that Bailey is around 5'11 and meant to say he's a big playmaker. Little mistake. The guy is mad talented after the catch and I think warrants strong 2nd round consideration as much as that Patton fellow. I think he has that in-game break away ability that separates him from some of the other receivers. I'm no WVU guy haha but became a fan of him this season.
That was my "different" route...trading down so we could still scoop someone like Bailey, Patton, or Hamilton. I think they could be good for us.