The three positions that need an immediate stater are WR, NT and C! Now I can live with Casey at center for one more season, but he might retire and I am sure all of you chief fans out there could not stomach viewing Chris Chambers (will be released) or Ron Edwards (rotational player at best) coming back to this team as starters. If we stay put at #21, this pick is going to shock alot of people because I have the strong feeling it is going to be someone that alot of people would I have never thought of (i.e. Tyson Jackson at # 3) ! The first three picks are are going to be starters because of the uncertainty with FA, so here it goes! Some people want Gabe Camrini, but lets remember this was Barry Richardson's first year starting and I think he has alot room for growth and the FA believes in him. I mean he was part of a line that lead the league in rushing, so why would we draft for depth with the first pick.
1st round - Leonard Hankerson WR Miami. I know alot of people don'e agree, but this guy is rated as a low first or early seond round pick anyway, so is #21 really that much of a reach and forget about him being available at 55, it won't happen. Big, strong, good route runner and high character. I know about the drop issues, but he has worked hard at fixing that. Outside of Dewayne Bowe, we have T. Copper, who is a special teams player, Chris Chambers, Dexter Mccluster, who is not a full time WR and Verran Tucker, who is a fourth WR. Scott Pioli is going to take the BPA that fills a need regardless of where the experts feel he should be taken.
2nd round- Kendrick Ellis NT Hampton- A huge man with quick feet that will command constant double teams. I know about the character issues, but he will be surrounded by good character veterans.This guy will be a stater from day one.
3rd round- John Moffit G/C Wisconsin- Good character guy with strong leadership qualities that came from a great program, he will be starting from day one at C.
Now I know alot people want Phil Taylor to be the pick, but I highly doubt it because this guy is inconsistent, easily blocked by one lineman at times and he really just surfaced during senior bowl week. Remember the last DL that we selected after dominating during senior bowl week, I think is name was Ryan Sims and we all remember how that turned out.