Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Pre-draft thoughts

I'm not a draft expert or draftnik but I really like the draft...anyway, looking forward to whomever Ted picks and expect he'll do another outstanding job in picking players.  He might even gamble on some of the picks.  I think there's good odds he'll make a draft day trade (safe bet); I'd even wager on (small bet) he'll trade-up.  I'm almost confident he'll make at least two trades.

I'm not going to debate BPA vs Need Pick...I believe in a mix of the two philosophies.

If you strictly adhere to one or the other, well I guess in the case of need, I'd take the best available pass rusher (that I think will get better) with my first pick.  Pass-rush/pass defense was their obvious weakness...something that Ted will address with multiple picks.

I certainly don't know if Ted likes these guys, but I'm very intrigued about what I've read about Whitney Mercilus, Nick Perry, Courtney Upshaw (I've seen on TV), and Shea McClellin...but I won't complain about whomever Ted takes with his first pick.  I think Ted makes better draft decisions that Ron Wolf did.  

- I'm assuming it's a safe bet Ted makes one or more draft day trade(s)

- I'd flip on coin regarding if he trades up into later 1st but think it's heads and he does so he can target a DL/S he likes plus his pass-rush bookend OLB.  That scenario is plausible to me...

- I think he will do at least one other trade-up...but could easily be wrong

I'll be elated if Ted could get at least one, hopefully two defensive starters immediately.

I think it's obvious the defense needs new starters at ROLB and safety.

I'm not a draft expert or draftnik but I really like the draft...