Williams and Smith both looked good last year and they would be competing with Rok. They have said Rok has dedicated himslef more and showed glimpses of being a starter last year before injury. I am not that concerened with us being able to find a decent starting LG this year. Even though I think Rok has the potential to be a good starter possibly even this year I am not counting on him realizing it this year. The coaching staff seems to like both Williams and Smith. It would be hard for any rookie except maybe Warmack to come in and play better.
Originally Posted by TekeRam
He would be at least the 4th WR IMO because I don't think very highly of Pettis. Although I like his potential there are no gaurantee that Quick will develop into a good starting WR this year and Austin could be used in the slot some. Hunter has the speed and ability that there is a chance he could outperform Quick this year. We could definetly use two good WRs out of this draft one of which can play some slot.
Second, you have us taking our 4th or 5th WR, who will see less than 5 snaps a game at #22.
You mentioned we had holes at defensive positions. Those holes are much easier to fill then the lack of points that we have been scoring on offense. We lost our #2 and #3 WR. Austin and Hunter (SEC) have the chance to be #2 and #3 WR's this year. There only real competition on the team for that is Quick and though I like his potential I could easily see him getting outperformed. Pettis only had 261 yards (8.7 per catch) all of last year and Quick only had 151 yards. Pettis IMO is not very good.
In terms of value, it's horrible, when we have holes at Safety, OLB, possibly nickel corner(based on Johnson's DUI),
As for safety holes Stewart was a starter two years ago and performed well then. I drafted Williams a SS in the 5th to compete with him. I think Fisher would be fine with a 5th round SS competing with Stewart for the starting position but if not they could still resign Mikell as well. FS would be much improved with Rambo over Craig Dahl I dont think anything else needs to be said about that.
You mention passing up a OLB at #22. We need a SLB and they just are not that valuable hince that is why Fisher filled the position with couple old vets in McIntosh and Hagan ast year. That is why a guy like Daryl Smith has not been getting much play from several teams.
As for a nickle/CB based on Johsons DUI as you put it. He will not receive any suspension since his first offense is a warning. Still however 3 of my 8 draft choices where DBs one of which was a CB. Fisher has also said he could use McLeod at CB some.
At OG we have two guys in Williams and Smith (6 starts last year) that played G last year and the coaching staff liked. We have Rok who has dedicated his self this offseason and has good potential. Not to mention we have seen what Boudreau can do last year with all the different OL combinations. If we get more games this year out of Wells, Rok and Saffold who combined to miss 31 of 48 games along with the addition of Long we should have a much better OL.
and the aforementioned OG. Don't mind the guy, just can't believe using that pick.
Walters has Brown picked after our second round pick and Draft Countdown has us selecting him with our second round pick. I think there is a good chance of him being there when we pick in the second round.
Lastly, I think the value's off a bit on Brown. I'v heard rumors of him sneaking into the 1st, which I doubt, but don't think he'll make it to us in the 2nd. This is nitpicky, though, any OLB could be the pick. I'd favor a Will, to be honest, as I think that Dunbar has big liabilities in coverage.
One final note you want four defensive positions or an offensive position with the #22 pick over WR. Our defense was good last year and our biggest improvements will come when we put more points on the board. You even talked about drafting a 4th CB at #22 when we have three good ones instead of a good WR.
Points, Points, and more Points that is what we need to take the next step.