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 01:19 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).
To JAX 1.22 (780 pts)
To PIT 2.36 (540 pts) + 3.67 (255 pts) = 795 pts
2.36 OLB Eli Harold 6'3" 247 Virginia
2.56 TE Clive Walford 6'4" 251 Miami
3.67 CB Alex Carter 6'0" 196 Stanford
3.87 CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu 5'9" 192 Oregon
4.121 OT Donovan Smith 6'6" 338 Penn St
5.160 FS Adrian Amos 6'0" 218 Penn St
6.199 WR Stefon Diggs 6'0" 195 Maryland
6.212 OLB Kyle Emanuel 6'3" 255 North Dakota St
7.239 RB John Crockett 6'0" 217 North Dakota St
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!