So...a DJ Humphries side discussion in another thread gave me an idea about the "projected" 2nd rounders we've been debating this year. For the 1st 2 rounds it seems like a certain crop has constantly been discussed:
Now I know in previous drafts we've seen a decent amount of OTs go before our second pick, but this year, given the amount of talent elsewhere and what could shape up, I think there's a decent shot one of these 8 guys is available at 57.
-There were only 6 that went before 57 in 2014 (and I'm being fair because some are more guards)
-There were only 6 that went before 57 in 2013
And this OT class isn't even perceived to be that special overall so I really think there's a possibility someone slips.
I did this last year and it was Kyle Fuller, Shazier, Ealy, and Verrett leading the charge. Right there is some perspective on DG's drafting if you ever want some.
...Now I know we've added Coleman, Tillman, and Trusnik but still think defensive guys going to us early is still as possible as it was before.
So: I'm looking at a range. This consists of players that may likely be drafted ahead of us and could fall, those being hyped that at first seemed past-1st picks, and everywhere in between:
Landon Collins SS
Kevin Johnson CB
Eric Kendricks LB
Alvin Dupree DE
Arik Armstead DE/DT
Shaq Thompson S/OLB?
Malcom Brown DT (I know you may hate it, but don't think DT is out of bounds in this draft)
Jalen Collins CB
Danny Shelton DT (This guy is constantly projected high but I totally see him falling)
Owamagbe Odighizuwa DE
Eli Harold OLB
Eddie Goldman DT
(Considering to add: Darby, Jalen Collins)
So: On the flip-side, there's some appealing options on offense like Peat, Parker, Gurley, Strong, and Flowers but it could be very likely one of these defensive players are pigeon-ed in between them on our overall big board and be our guy come the pick.