So I've narrowed my wish list down to six, who I think might be available. I'm not necessarily as up-to-date with projections, so help me out with how likely the player will be there at 17. For example, Luke Joeckel might be 1%, Tyrann Mathieu would be 99%.
Here are the four:
The other two I'm thinking about our wish list players, who figure to be available (I think), and I personally wonder why aren't considerations for us.
1) Sheldon Richardson - Everything I've read about him says he has big-time potential. Frankly, I don't now why a player with his ability and track record isn't surefire Top 10. I know he isn't a pure 3-4 DE, but we never are in position for a player with his pedigree. Even if he was only a nickel rusher, I think he'd be worth the pick.
2) DJ Hayden - I don't know much about him other than his medical concern, but Mike Mayock has him rated as the top corner. I wonder if that is more a function of a not-so-strong corner class (i.e. Mayock doesn't think Milliner/Rhodes are all that?), or whether this would be an opportunity to get tremendous value (off of people being scared off by the kid's medical history).