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Snow's Draft (updated for draft week)

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Here's a list of who we've shown interest in for our first pick:

[s][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][background=rgb(242, 242, 242)]Ezekiel Ansah (DE)[/background][/font][/s]
[s][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][background=rgb(242, 242, 242)]DJ Fluker (OT/G)[/background][/font][/s]
[s][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][background=rgb(242, 242, 242)]Tavon Austin (WR)[/background][/font][/s]
[font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][background=rgb(242, 242, 242)]Jonathan Cyprien (SS)[/background][/font]
[font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][background=rgb(242, 242, 242)]Kenny Vaccaro (FS)[/background][/font]
[font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][background=rgb(242, 242, 242)]DeAndre Hopkins (WR)[/background][/font]
[font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][background=rgb(242, 242, 242)]Datone Jones (DE/DT)[/background][/font]
[font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][background=rgb(242, 242, 242)]Sly Williams (DT)[/background][/font]
[s][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][background=rgb(242, 242, 242)]Kawann Short (DT)[/background][/font][/s]
[s][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][background=rgb(242, 242, 242)]Patterson (WR)[/background][/font][/s]
[s]Keenan Allen (WR)[/s][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][background=rgb(242, 242, 242)] (*maybe R2 now)[/background][/font]


Considering this, I think Ansah, Austin and Fluker are gone by our pick along with Star and LJ. It's a big crop to choose from. Short is too inconsistent and Patterson is a long shot imo. I made a few choices for some picks because honestly this draft is a complete crapshoot.


1: [b]John Cyprien[/b] (SS) FIU

Really hard to choose a 1st rounder this year but I'm sticking with Cyprien from my other mock. I think it could just as easily be Sly, Vaccaro or Nuke.


2: [b]Stedman Bailey[/b] (WR) WVU --or-- [b]Larry Warford[/b] (OG) Kentucky --or-- [b]Gavin Escobar[/b] (TE) SD State

Gettleman said he's going with the best possible player that can help our team. I think the likes of Short, Hunter, & Allen will be gone here and think there are a few directions we can go. [b] [/b]


4: [b]Akeem Spence [/b](DT) Illinois

In my opinion, Spence is the top DT against the run in this draft. Needs to work at being a more effective pass rusher but that's why we have Hardy & 'Xander slip inside for.


5: [b]Ryan Otten[/b] (TE) San Jose St. --or-- [b]Chris Faulk[/b] (OT) LSU

An underrated TE this draft season who could make a good backup/compliment to Olsen. I really like him as a late round pick. Great talent.


6: [b]Luke Marquardt[/b] (OT) Azusa Pacific --or- [b]Kicker Dude[/b] (K) A College

Big sleeper offensive lineman in the draft. Could be a great late pick.

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Do not like the idea that a 4th round DT can start day one. And I like Patton but what does he bring different then any other Wr we already have?

He's not super speedy or have great size. He is a 6'0 good route runner. We have 6'0 good route runners.

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[quote name='koolkatluke' timestamp='1366488804' post='2200893']
Do not like the idea that a 4th round DT can start day one. And I like Patton but what does he bring different then any other Wr we already have?

He's not super speedy or have great size. He is a 6'0 good route runner. We have 6'0 good route runners.
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I like Spence for us. If we want a DT who can improve our run-d, I think he's one of the top choices as I mentioned. I'm not looking at the position relative to where the pick is; I'm looking at who could be available and at the top of our lists given who we've looked at.

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[quote name='Snow' timestamp='1366489562' post='2200900']


I like Spence for us. If we want a DT who can improve our run-d, I think he's one of the top choices as I mentioned. I'm not looking at the position relative to where the pick is; I'm looking at who could be available and at the top of our lists given who we've looked at.
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I don't like the idea that you depend on a 4th round rated DT to start and be the only thing added to help our run defense.

We did that with 2 3rd rounders in 2011 and it didn't workout at all.

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[quote name='koolkatluke' timestamp='1366490481' post='2200914']

I don't like the idea that you depend on a 4th round rated DT to start and be the only thing added to help our run defense.

We did that with 2 3rd rounders in 2011 and it didn't workout at all.
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He's an addition, we're not depending on him. And again, I'm looking at Spence himself, not the position relative to where the pick is.

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Fluker should be on the board at 14--what makes you think he will be gone?

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[quote name='MHS831' timestamp='1366491604' post='2200928']
Fluker should be on the board at 14--what makes you think he will be gone?
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Just my random guess. If the top-3 OTs go early within the first 6/7 picks, it could easily happen given the team's and their needs until we pick.

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Fair enough, but I am not sure a RT would go before 14--historically, that does not happen much. However, I respect your opinion. I appreciate unique thinking.
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[quote name='Snow' timestamp='1366491299' post='2200922']

He's an addition, we're not depending on him. And again, I'm looking at Spence himself, not the position relative to where the pick is.
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You are most likely depending on who ever we draft at DT in this draft to start day one. Because we don't have poo at that position. We have the WORST DT GROUP IN THE LEAGUE.

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[quote name='Snow' timestamp='1366491299' post='2200922']


He's an addition, we're not depending on him. And again, I'm looking at Spence himself, not the position relative to where the pick is.
[/quote]great outlook.

good mock as well.

oh, and word of advice...avoid pissing matches with angry chihuahuas. it gets boring quicker than you'd think.
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*made some updates on directions we could take.

I do think Cyprien is our 1st though. Vaccaro, Hopkins, and Sly all have good shots but if I had to guess, its Cyprien.

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Based on the numerous mocks I've seen from numerous guys, reputable or not, I haven't seen Cyprien higher than 25.

Surprises always happen but I don't think he's in contention for our pick at #14.

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