I hope I'm not jumping the gun too much here but I need an upper after yesterday. We have the #11 pick next April. IF we stand pat at 11, the question is, who do we go for? I still want Mack but with DJ returning we may very well go D first. It is hard to judge OBD based on our history. (I never would have chosen Whitner at#8) And, not all underclassmen have declared yet. So, leaving out Mack, here we go. Some new years food for thought.
Orakpo (likely top 10)
Michael Johnson (big and scouts like him)
Selvie (projected late 1st)
E Brown (projected late 1st)
SenDerrick Marks 6'1,290
B J Raji 6'1, 325
Peria Jerry 6'2, 305
Aaron Curry (hey, ya never know) 6'3, 245
Brian Cushing 6'4, 255
Clint Sintim 6'3, 255
Rey Maualuga 6'3, 260
James Laurinaitis 6'3, 243
There are an awful lot of impact players there. I am crossing my fingers that our esteemed coaches move Poz to the outside. In that case we would not draft an OLB in the first. Maualuga is slipping on some boards because he sometimes takes bad angles and overpursues. But he IS an impact player. If Orakpo is available at 11 we MUST take him (this is without Mack in the picture). If he is not there, a LB or DT might mean more of an impact. At DE, Hardy, Shaughnessey or Middleton (one of those) will be available to us in the second. They are big boys. Who tickles your fancy?
As another aside, there is another good stat site offering a different perspective. It is sfa.stats.com/fb/notes.asp. Follow your way into players by position and go to tackles. Compare Peters to the good ones. Interesting stuff.