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3 Draft Scenarios

 

First, a warning: This is a mock draft discussion, if you do not want to discuss mock drafting, please move on and save the hate and vitriol for a "Fire Haley, Fire Pioli, Pitchfork and torches" post elsewhere.  Let's keep this positive and look toward the future and see if we can predict the road to success! (In other words, Haters please leave now)

Now, with that out of the way I was looking at some of the updated draft prospect rankings and I got to thinking of the holes on the team and how they may be filled in the first 3 rounds.  The following scenarios are just some different directions the team could go and I am just curious what my fellow APers had to say about them.

According to the current standings we are slotted to pick 6th and Atlanta is slotted at 22.

1 (6) OT (Okung, Trent Williams, Charles Brown)

2 (6) Safety (Stuckey, Nate Allen)
2 (22) DT (Dan Williams, Vince Oghobaase)

3 (6) OL (J.D. Walton, Mitch Petrus)

This scenario is, in my mind, very likely as it addresses the O line which the staff obviously in not content with considering the amount of personnel that has shuffled through the C, RG, RT positions.  Okung or Williams would allow Albert to move to LG, Waters could slide to C and Pioli's beloved mid round O linemen could fit in on the right side.  Safety is addressed, and Pioli will complete his DL rebuild with the addition of a NT in what is shaping up to be a very deep draft for DTs.

1 (6) Safety (Berry, Mays)

2 (6) OL (Ciron Black, Matt Tennant)
2 (22) WR (Jordan Shipley, Dezmon Briscoe) or RB (Anthony Dixon,)

3 (6) OL (J.D. Walton, Mitch Petrus)

This scenario addresses the Safety position with what would appear to be a can't miss prospect in Mays or Berry, one of whom I expect to slide down to 6.  The Oline gets much needed help with the 2nd and 3rd rounders and I would not be surprised to see them try to bring a playmaker at WR OR a big back to match Haley's offensive style Dixon would match this and there are also a couple of Junior backs that would fit but may not declare with late 2nd round projections.

1 (6) DT (Suh, Cody, McCoy)

2 (6) OL (Ciron Black, Matt Tennant)
2 (22) OL (Mike Johnson, Jason Fox)

3 (6) Safety (Coleman, Chancellor)

This scenario addresses the biggest needs (IMHO) on the team.  Pioli and Haley now have a foundation for a solid team with upgraded lines and addresses the need for a safety.  Given the number of high quality NTs in this draft I could see them making that position priority as they look to complete the DL rebuild.  

Linebacker is not addressed in the early rounds as I think the free agency pool for LBs will be much deeper than that of Safety and I fully expect the Chiefs to make a play for one or two of them.  They may also try to address the CB position through free agency as this appears to be a draft where this team has much more pressing needs elsewhere.

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This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Arrowhead Pride's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Arrowhead Pride writers or editors.

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