Figured I'd take a stab at mocking a draft with trade/s since we have a couple extra comp picks. I'll probably do two or three just because of the different routes we could go with our first pick. Instead of putting videos directly in the post, I'll link their draftbreakdown.com page so you can check out more complete videos at your leisure.
Round 1 #25
Jaelen Strong, WR
I still think Strong would probably be the best use of our first pick. Don't need to go into too much depth, he's been discussed plenty. Alternate picks could be WRs Parker or Perriman.
Round 2 #57
Cedric Ogbuehi, OT
I'm going with the assumption that the previously discussed interest Gettleman has in Ogbuehi is legit and I've come around to the idea that a 2nd round pick is reasonable to spend on a future LT with a high ceiling that might have to redshirt a year. Alternate pick could be OT Jake Fisher.
Round 3 #?
Preston Smith, DE
TRADE! Here's where I think we start looking at moving some of our mid to late picks to move up for a guy. Smith has real potential but he's not being talked about a lot. He's one of the few upper tier DEs that is actually NFL DE size. I like him more than Odighizuwa and probably as much as Bud Dupree who will be long gone by now (pretty much the only other DE sized DEs being talked about in the upper rounds). I think we move maybe our 5th and 6th round picks to move up into the top 1/3 of the third round. Alternate pick could be Cedric Reed, another intriguing DE. Don't think we'd need to trade up for Reed though, he's slow off the snap and doesn't have the motor I'd like to see. Worth our original 3rd though, probably.
Round 4 #124
Buck Allen, RB
Round 4 is a good spot to spend a pick on a RB without overinvesting. I think there will be a number of good candidates available, Buck Allen is the best of who I think will be most likely there. With that said if Ameer Abdullah, Duke Johnson or Mike Davis are available I'd probably prefer one of them (in the order listed). Alternate picks could be Tevin Coleman, TJ Yeldon or Jeremy Langford.
Round 5 #169
James Sample, S
To be honest, I don't know a whole lot about this guy. Just throwing his name in there because he's been talked about a bit lately. I don't know much about anybody in this Safety class other than Collins. I do think we'll be looking at getting a Safety in this draft. Alternate picks could be Clayton Geathers or Kurtis Drummond.
http://draftbreakdow...s/james-sample/ (no videos)
Round 5 #174
Jordan Hicks, OLB
He's got an injury history, but he played well last year. He's got good size, good speed and good eyes. I like him a lot as a mid round prospect. Alternate picks could be Kwon Alexander or Mike Hull.
Round 7 #242
Derrick Malone, OLB
Just throwing poo at a wall here to see what sticks. Need to find someone to take over for TD eventually, they'll bring in numerous people to try to fill those huge shoes. Can play ST while he learns and is evaluated for future employment.
will be edited in the future to add more mocks with trades.