Seems like this year will be a crapshoot with a lot of positions. We need a high quality draft so I hope Colbert is on his game.
I am leaning toward hoping we trade down or out of the first completely to acquire more early picks.
Last edited by Mister Pittsburgh; 04-24-2012 at 02:19 AM.
The only two times he has traded up in the first was for Troy and Santonio.
He has never traded out of the first entirely. My Rams trade suggestion would be a trade out of the first, but just barely...in that situation we'd have the first pick of the second round (our choice to sleep on it and choose the best guy who was passed over in the first 32 picks on Thursday night).
Trade #22 (780 points) to JAX for #36 + #67 (795 points)
2.4 TE Maxx Williams, Minnesota 6'4" 250 lbs.
2.24 OLB Nate Orchard, Utah 6'3" 252 lbs.
3.3 OG Laken Tomlinson, Duke 6'4" 323 lbs.
3.23 SS Jaquiski Tartt, Samford 6'1" 220 lbs.
4.22 CB Ronald Darby, Florida State 5'11" 195 lbs.
5.24 FS Kurtis Drummond, Michigan State 6'1" 205 lbs.
6.23 CB Cam Thomas, Western Kentucky 6'0" 195 lbs.
7.22 RB Malcolm Brown, Texas 6'0" 223 lbs.
Now, the positive: I'm okay with Jonathan Martin. He'll be a serviceable pick for us and will be an asset for the line for years to come. Rounds 2 through 4 are awesome and Audie Cole in the 4th would be a steal!
Overall, the top of the draft rates above average. After Round 5 looks like a mail-in. On balance, the upper rounds are the ones that matter. Grade: B!