So with our success at Invesco tonight against the hated donks, it looks like we will lock up either 3rd or 4th draft pick again this year. Last year, as everyone is aware, we went with Tyson Jackson, as building a strong 3-4 front was of paramount importance last year (first two picks important). I am going to look at some options we have at our place in the draft, discuss the pros and cons of a few of these guys, and maybe make some assumptions at what the guys in front of us will do...after the jump.
Ndamukong Suh - DT - Nebraska
I am a huge Nebraska Cornhuskers fan, and a man named Suh has been my favorite to watch since Tommie Frazier. That said, I do not think we will be drafting him. In a 3-4 Defense he would probably fit best as a DE, and his natural Position is DT and would stay there in a 4-3. With Glenn Dorsey, Tyson Jackson, Alex Magee, and Wallace Gilberry there, I don't think we need him there. The point was brought up here before about him being a NT, but I think that would be forcing it a little, and I really see us picking up a NT out of FA this offseason. Again, I love him and I know we will all watch him succeed somewhere on sundays, like Detroit or St. Louis.
Eric Berry - S - Tennessee
This one is my pick. He's a dynamic, play making safety. A game changer and leader on the defense. Look at a guy like Ed Reed or Troy Polamalu. They cover alot of mistakes by the defense. Pittsburgh's Defense looked human again with him off the field. We have some solid foundation on defense. I believe Eric Berry is what we need to take our d to the next level. Plus we wouldn't have to hear anymore about how we cut Bernard Pollard for nothing again.
Russell Okung - LT - Oklahoma State
This is a pick that seems to have some wheels amongst many fans, especially those not impressed with Brandon Albert this season. A move like this could see us move Albert inside to LG ( where he played most of his college ball at VA) and also possible move Brian Waters in to center, or deal him for picks. I personally wonder about this move, because Oklahoma State plays out of the shotgun and that allows for a slightly larger margin for error. With the increased pace at the NFL level, and protecting the blind side of the $63 Million Dollar Man taking snaps under center, as opposed to the shotgun set, will it translate? Who know, and my concern maybe without merit. Either way, we'll find out next season.
So we've looked at the players, lets consider what some of these teams in front of us will do.
The Rams have locked up the #1 pick in the NFL Draft. for 2010. Last time they picked #1 they took Orlando Pace. Worked out well. Since they have their franchise left tackle in Jason Smith, and Marc Bulger as there QB...I think they will take a QB. I would. Jimmy Clausen will be the QB in St. Louis come April 2010.
I have a couple different opinions here. I think I would probably go for a LT to protect the Blind side of my expensive investment from last year. But I think they will take Suh, and he will help them immensely with their ailing defense. He will be great, and his help is needed in Detroit. I also predict that if he is drafted there, he will fix the equally woeful american automobile industry.
"He once had an awkward moment, just to see what it felt like." Like the worlds most interesting man, Jason Campbell know what an awkward situation feels like. Twice. Even though Jim Zorn has probably already been fired and replaced my Mike Shanahan, Dan Snyder is still making the calls. I think they will take Sam Bradford. They could maybe do some other things, but unless they take a QB in FA, they will take the best QB available, which will be Bradford.
This is my first fanpost, so please take a moment to leave some constructive criticism. I love the community here, and felt very motivated coming off that mile-high victory.