I've started looking at other folks mock drafts to see who they think we'll most likely pick. Any of these guys sound right to you?
Bryan Bulaga, OT, Iowa
Taylor Mays, S , USC
Terrence Cody, NT, Alabama
Alterran Verner, CB, UCLA
Earl Thomas, S, Texas
CJ Spiller, RB, Clemson
Mike Iupati, OG, Idaho
The more I look at this, the less excited I am about the #18 pick. I think our best bet might be if Eric Berry or Rolondo McClain drop a little and we can somehow trade up to grab one of them.
If we can't get one of those 2, I think the big difference maker left at 18 is Gresham (and I know no one likes the idea of a TE).
Another guy should consider at 18 is Bruce Campbell - LT Maryland. I'm not sure if this kid could be the best tackle in the draft or a bust?
Then the other I'd look at closely @ 18 would be Carlos Dunlap, DE, Florida. Not sure if the Steelers would touch him because of his character, but this guy is another guy that seems like he should be going much higher than many are predicting at this time.
If not those guys, I may roll the dice on Spiller cause I think the kid could be special, but I really don't like taking a RB so high again.
Then my next thought would be to trade down into the 20s. There's a lot of guys available and I'm not sure any of them is the perfect pick at 18. I have a feeling the 26th player off the board could be just as good as #18.