**DISCLAIMER** I am a very casual college football fan, so my familiarity with recruits, schools, stats etc. is limited until I do any research based off visits and linked team interest. With that being said, here's how I'd like our picks to shake out in this years draft, but why don't ya'll fill in the ???'s with your prospect expertise. Figured this would be a fun way to pass a slow Thursday in the office before a three day weekend!
1-WR:??? I think with Gettleman coming from a team that took Wr's early in NY and did not draft any first round OL if memory serves, will look to solidify the #2 WR spot to balance out the field as far as coverage is concerned in regards to rolled coverage to KB, and Olsen at times. He's on record stating he sees Oher as a starter and I believe him, so no need to draft a tackle in the ''first''.
2-OT:??? As we solidify receiver depth in the first it's time to look at the future at tackle, I'd imagine we draft a player here with experience at both spots L/R for depth, and to become an eventual starter in the coming years, as well as spot duty in the event of an injury.
3-DB:??? I like the full rotation at DT/DL returning from last season, Ealy was a blue chipper in the 2nd last year, and insurance for Hardy leaving via FA I think his growth allows us to address the secondary & add more talent. Allowing Bene' to move inside in nickel situations.
4-HB:??? I don't see us taking a first round HB given Gettleman's frugality and the de-valuation of 1st round running backs. However it is not a position the team can afford to ignore and a mid round selection seems like the perfect time to look for a compliment to our current stable.
5-DB/OL/S:??? Here I see us adding depth to the OL and some additional speed to our secondary, I think our starters are in place for the OL, but the secondary behind Norman, Bene', Boston, and Harper is lacking talent to be developed. What better time to address the depth in the secondary than by double dipping in the 5th?
6-WR:??? The future of our receiving corp behind Benjamin, and our 1st round pick still leaves a lot to be desired, Cotchery, and Bersin are slow possession receivers, Ginn is 29 with a two year deal, meanwhile Brown is even smaller and has shown a propensity to get nicked up, meanwhile what Hill brings is still an unknown to us. Perfect time to draft a developmental receiver.
7-LB:??? Probably the strongest personnel grouping on our roster led by Kuechly and Davis, I think we could see a raw athletic LB find his name called with hopes of an early special teams role in the future. Klein, Trusnik, and Glanton buy us some time before we really need to bring in a blue chip prospect to eventually replace Davis next to Kuechly.
Have at it gents!