Here's how I think our picks in April will turn out. Let me know what you guys think about my picks and maybe about some of the guys you're wanting us to pick. Here they are.
2nd Round, 48th overall---CB Davon House, New Mexico State Ht: 6'1-1/2" Wt: 200 40:4.44 (4.35 pro day) 225 Reps: 14
I went with House cause I believe he will be the best man to man corner available and we definitely need a cornerback considering we don't know if Nam will be back. He is a big speedy corner who excels in man to man coverage, just what we need. He has great work ethic and never missed a game due to injury. Let him get coached up from Rod Woodson and I believe we will have us one hell of a player!
Draft Profile: http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1620126
3rd Round, 81st overall---OLB Dontay Moch, Nevada Ht: 6'1" Wt: 248 40: 4.44 225 Reps: 21
I went with Moch cause dude is just a beast and he would fill a need. Big explosive hitter with blazing speed. I don't think Al will let him slip past us with how athletic this kid is. Fastest linebacker at the combine. If he can play up to his measurables we will have us a beast! Will be looking forward to having him and Rolando for the next many years!
Draft Profile: http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1272677
4th Round, 113th overall---OG Stephen Schilling, Michigan Ht: 6'4" Wt: 308 40: 5.18 225 Reps: 30
This will fill a huuuuge need. Gallery will be gone and I'm not sure if Carlisle will be back, at least not as a starter. Schilling is very athletic and durable. He could maybe challenge Bruce Campbell for playing time or maybe even start opposite of Campbell, who knows. If somehow he and Campbell can both start and actually be effective would just be amazing. Veldheer, Campbell, and this kid would be a nice young group of starters.
Draft Profile: http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1243735
5th Round, 148th overall---OT Chris Hairston, Clemson Ht: 6'6" Wt: 326 40: 5.38 225 Reps: 33
Hairston will give us some depth and can hopefully develop and get some playing time eventually. Pretty good size and put up the second most reps for an offensive lineman at the combine.
Draft Profile: http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1242839
6th Round, 181st overall---WR Ricardo Lockette, Fort Valley State Ht: 6'2" Wt: 211 40: 4.37 225 Reps: -
Kind of reminds me of Darius Heyward Bey which honestly isn't a good thing, but who knows. He's a speedy receiver with nice size, so yeah, he's likely to be picked by us haha. Tied for the fastest 40 time for receivers with 4.37. I honestly wouldn't mind more of a possession type receiver but this kid could come in and blow things up. Will add another fast young receiver to our receiving corps so we'll see how it turns out.
Draft Profile: http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1681620
7th Round, 220th overall---HB Mario Fannin, Auburn Ht: 5'10" Wt: 231 40: 4.38 225 Reps: 21
Living here in Alabama I got to catch plenty of his games. Kid is really talented. Has really good hands and as you can see from his 40 time kid can fly. He is also a pretty big boy. Fills a great need even if we do re-sign Bush. No way Michael Bennett or Rock Cartwright should be our 3rd running back. So I definitely can see Fannin coming in and spelling DMac or even playing behind Bush and McFadden. Check out the pic, he looks just like Michael Bush hahaha. Can definitely see the quality of his hands and his speed burst in the video. Pretty long video of almost his whole career.
Draft Profile: http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1244927
7th Round (Comp), 240th overall---QB Jerrod Johnson, Texas A&M Ht: 6'5" Wt: 255 40: 4.75 225 Reps: -
So this is our quarterback to develop pick. Now at first sight, this kid had the size of a (dare I say it) JaMarcus Russell. But guess what, this kid isn't a bum like Russell. Here's his intangibles according to cbssportsline.com draft page: Intangibles: Strong in his faith and has excellent character; is easy to root for. Mature, hard-working leader in the huddle and off the field. Father, Larry, played receiver and defensive back at Texas A&M from 1978-1980. Older brother, Marquis, was a tight end at Prairie View A&M and is now the strength and conditioning coach at Eastern Michigan. Family fostered children with disabilities. Played AAU basketball in Houston. Now that's the kind of young quarterback that we need on our team, not to mention kid has a cannon for an arm and decent athleticism. I think he's the perfect pick for us in the 7th Round.