In the infamous words of Ochocinco................Child please!!
I outwardly wondered if maybe the questions were too hard for fans to answer, but then followed up with the realization that we've been able to answer them about other positions.
Point being, it shouldn't take an NFL coach or GM to answer them about these players, either.
And that is, do they instantly make us a far superior defense than the current one? If the answer is yes, then who comes off the field on third down carries the weight of a feather, when it comes to considering them in the draft.
Hub, you seem to be an intelligent, reasonable person. Because of this, I rarely disagree with your posts. With that said, it's nice that I can finally do so. It's pretty bland around here in between FA and the draft, so i'll start throwing some jabs. Just kidding, but seriously, i'll stop blabbering and get down to it....
What I don't like about this particular draft is the first round.
As much as I like Mack, I don't think his talent outweighs the talent of other players we could get at #2 who also happen to be at positions of need(Matthews, Robinson). If Ogletree wasn't a Ram, it would be a different story. Couple that with Dunbar's resigning, and I'd stay away from the LB position early. As I stated earlier, I'd rather grab a prospect at a position of need who I believe has just as much talent as Mack. However, I will agree the idea of Mack, Williams, and our current D is pretty tempting.
I never boarded the Aaron Donald hype-train. To be fair, he is a very intriguing prospect, but I personally don't see him having the impact at the NFL level that others do. His size is the obvious issue. Sure, he's fast in college, but I think he'll have a tough time with NFL centers and guards. If he's double-teamed it's game over, and I doubt he holds up against the run. He is an intriguing athlete who could potentially become a great inside pass-rusher, but I wouldn't touch him until round 2.
I like most of the first few picks but I'm not on the Mack train personally. Not saying I don't like him as a player, and that Rams D would be scary good with him on there, I just think we would be better suited going in another direction. It's a pick similar to Clowney in my eyes. Great player, but we are pretty good at the position already
Ok, seriously, I hear what you're saying, and honestly you're NOT disagreeing with me. When I do a mock, it's not (like some) a personal wish list, but rather a guess at what may happen if certain things happen early on. Kind of a butterfly effect. That's what intrigues me about the draft.
And really what prompted me to do this was all the Mack-Rams talk I'd been hearing. It made me curious as to what the draft might look like if the Rams did take Mack. Not necessarily my personal preferences, hopes, wishes, or desires.
This draft would make me very nervous. I have to admit I would be exicted to see our front 7, but there's 15 other positions that need to be effective as well. And while I like the idea of Billy Turner, not sure he can come in immediately to fill either OT spot, if called upon. As well, this draft doesn't advance the WR cause. For all the excitement this would create on the defensive front, it leaves a lot of holes up.