The consensus around here seems to be that we need starters at LG, RT, WLB. We need quality depth (players that could potentially start or at least contribute this year) at TE, WR, Secondary. It would be nice to have more depth at RB, QB, and D-line. Some of these positions will be filled by FA's. I'm going to assume that Whaley will go for value players that fit our systems like he did last year.
LG, RT, and WLB are typically #25-100 picks. Quality depth can be found from mid 2nd to early 5th. Developmental and limited but specific talent players are typically 5th through UDFA. Based of my assessment, I see more value in aggressively trading back. I won't talk specifics, but these trades should be there.
Trade back from 9 to 12-15 for a 3rd round, or 16-18 for a 2nd. Trade that pick back 8-10 spots for a #2. Let's assume we pick up around #77 in the 3rd, #55 in the 2nd, and still pick in the #22-25 range in the first.
There's also the possibility to move back a few spots in the 1st or 2nd if somebody doesn't mysteriously fall, or it's too early for the guys/positions we have targeted. It gets interesting when you start making decisions like, do we take the best LB at #41? Or do we move back in exchange for a mid 3rd, take our guard in the mid 2nd, our LB in the 3rd, and a quality RB with the additional 3rd?
Our picks would be:
*compensatory picks will drop these back.
Would you consider making these moves? If so, who would you pick in these spots, and would you consider trading back with any of these picks? I think I've kept the trades reasonable. Please do the same.