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).
1 Landon Collins SS Alabama
2 Byron Jones CB UConn
3 David Johnson RB N Iowa
4 Lyndon Trail OLB Norfolk St
5 Nick Marshall CB Auburn
6 Blake Bell TE Oklahoma
7 Travis Raciti DE San Jose St
Trade down w/ JAX:
2 Maxx Williams TE Minnesota
2 Nate Orchard OLB Utah
3 Laken Tomlinson OG Duke
3 Jaquiski Tartt SS Samford
4 Ronald Darby CB Florida St
5 Kurtis Drummond FS Michigan St
6 Cam Thomas CB W Kentucky
7 Malcolm Brown RB Texas
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!