EDIT: I HAVE SWAPPED JOHNSON AND SAMPLE TO APPEASE THE MASSES. IT MAKES MORE SENSE THE MORE I THINK ABOUT IT TOO.
Like some on here I'm too crazy about any of the OT talent in the first two rounds. I feel like there is more talent in other areas that should be taken advantage of early. I don't want Cam to die but I do want to surround him with weapons. Deal with it. I have us receiving one comp pick in the 5th round for Mike Mitchell.
Devin Smith WR Ohio State
6'0" 196lbs 4.42 40 Time
What can I say? Is it maybe a little too early for him? Possibly on some people's draft boards. But I feel for our offense he's exactly what we need. A baller with great hands that can take the top off of defenses with his speed. He will need to work with Ricky on his concentration especially in traffic and getting YAC but he would be a great selection. Oh and DG sure does love his national champion wide receivers.
Duke Johnson RB Miami
5'9" 207lbs 4.54 40 Time
"Dammit Dex a running back really?" Yes really. As much as we all love Stew when he's healthy his cap hit next year airs on the side of ludicrous. Also as much as I would love for Fozzy to be the second coming we need to put as many playmakers on the offense as we can. 2nd round is good value for the Duke and he can come in and contribute day one. Duke is a one read cut RB with outstanding burst. If he finds a gap he is gone.
James Sample S Louisville
6'2" 209lbs 4.56 40 Time
Now I'm sure some of you are scratching your heads. "but Dex if we're going to take a Louisville safety in the third why not Holliman???" I'm glad you asked! Holliman is very overrated. I'm not saying he's going to be terrible but Sample is the superior athlete, ballhawk and tackler. "but Dex Sample is a 4/5 round pick right?" Another excellent point. A few months ago yes he was supposed to be a mid round pick. However now he is shooting up draft boards after evaluators were actually able to see some tape on the man. Sample is a destroyer of worlds who is not afraid to lay the wood. I can see him moving over the FS and being a terror for years.
Round 4 (Trade)
Steve Nelson CB Oregon State
5'10" 197lbs 4.49 40 Time
Yep you guessed it. DG sees Nelson has slid out of the 3rd round. But he realizes he won't last to our pick. So he trades up for yet another CB. "Dex the cap is struggling we need as many draft picks as we can!" Believe me it's not like me to trade up but Nelson is a rare talent and would fill in a nickel allowing Bene to stay on the outside. Unfortunately this time a 7th won't good enough to jump up 20 spots and it will cost us our 5th. However Gman knows we have that 5th round comp pick waiting in the breeze. Nelson reminds me of a taller but just as tenacious Munnerlyn. He's not afraid to go up against guys much bigger than him and is a downhill tackler. A perfect fit for our scheme but will need some coaching to manage his composure.
(mute that video)
Round 5 (Comp Mike Mitchell)
Ray Drew DE Georgia
6'4" 284lbs 4.79 40 Time
DG sure does love his defensive lineman and Drew has been a monster for the Bulldogs. I feel like with some proper coaching he has starter potential. Needs to put on some more weight for his play style. (bull rusher) Can be used at DT and DE.
(Only highlight video available. Couple of missed tackles to start but takes over after that.)
Shaq Mason OG/C Georgia Tech
6'1" 301lbs 4.97 40 Time
Bring on the Hahg Mahllies. Mason is a versatile interior lineman with a bad attitude that could fill in at OG or C. Good depth but could develop into something more.
Laurence Gibson OT Virginia Tech
6'6" 305lbs 5.04 40 Time
He came in for a visit and the Panthers seem to have an interest in him. Needs to work on his hands and technique while adding some strength. Solid depth.
(All I could really find for him)
I'm sure I'll be updating this in a few weeks but right now this is where I stand. Sorry for any errors or typos. Happy flaming. <3