IMO Id drop Ifo Ekpre-Olomu for an #1 WR or an Olineman IMO.
If we want Dix, we can prob get him with our 2nd 1st round pick (Im assuming your order is the order of picks?)
The Duck CB is too small IMO to be a CB in todays NFL of big, fast receivers to be taken that early in the 1st round. Now if he were 6'1"-6'3".. that would be another story =)
I am also of the mindset that if you can consistently pressure the QB, then your 2ndry doenst have to work as hard to be great. We have what can be a super pass-rushing D, and if they can be consistent, then perhaps CB isnt yet another need that has materilazed when we already had other needs to be met.
I do not like Morris at all. He just seems so inaccurate and makes some really poor decisions. I agree McCarron isn't a huge upside type guy but he and Murray fit the offense that Fisher likes well. Wouldn't be surprised to see either of them taken in round 3 or 4.
I like it except for Morris, and thats sut cause i have other QB's i like more than him. Also am not sold on Clinton-Dix and Ifo but understand the picks.
I like our young WR corps and think they will develop and work out just fine. Quick and Givens on the outside, Austin in the slot, Bailey and Pettis you can plug and play anywhere.
I also tend to think our DT will be OK. Brockers is a stud, and Langford has been playing hurt as I understand it. He'll recover to be a good DT again I would think. A mid rounder for depth wouldn't go amiss.
Barksdale is playing his butt off considering his talent level and is providing the nasty.
I think it really depends on our free agent losses and cuts.
I don't expect Finnegan back. So another CB is a good idea.
I think Wells will be. The OL has jelled and he's playing up to his contract.
Saffold is 50/50. I really hope he stays, as he's been a welcome surprise at OG. But he could easily leave to be a OT elsewhere.
And ultimately there's the QB question. I for one would be happy to see Bradford back. I just don't know if I want to see him at a $17 million cap hit - that's top 4 QB money. He's not worht that, and is coming off of 2 injuries in three years. I'd be happy to have him around the $10 million mark, and I'd be willing to give him a chance at $12. But if he won't renogotiate, I think he needs to go.
So assuming we have Bradford back and Finnegan isn't (even if he cuts his contract his play has been so bad this year there's no reason to keep him), I'd be happy with:
1) Barr at OLB. He's going high, but I think there will be several QBs taken before him, as the need there always overcomes the actual talent level, and I think the Skins will continue to implode this season. I see us drafting around #5, and there's a fair chance he'll be there at that pick. If so, pairing him with Ogletree on the outside would have amazing potential - it could end up being the best LB corps we've ever had.
With our pick, probably around #16 - If we can get a good FA safety, we have options here. If not, we go Ha-Ha. :D Safety is the deepest spot in free agency. We won't have a ton of money, even if we cut Finnegan and get Bradford to restructure to a reasonable number. But there's 7 or 8 quality starters at safety so the market won't be overly costly, and at the top there's guys like Byrd and Whitner.
Ha-Ha Clinton Dix would continue the youth movement, but I'd be a bit more comfortable with a more experienced guy. Stewart and McDonald aren't bad at all, but a little more athleticism there wouldn't hurt.
If we do sign a decent free agent, we'd be 3 deep at safety, and we could spend our pick here on OT (Lewan) or CB (Ekepre-Olomu, Colvin).
After that, I think the young talent level on this team is really good - mostly we just need guys to develop, as we are REALLY young.
A DL for depth in the mid round, a RB to continue the mix there, perhaps another CB. A mid to late round QB to bring up in this system.
But really I think we are better off on a talent level than most think, and we can afford to take the best available player.
The future looks bright for the Rams. :)