Time for a new mock, since needs have obviously changed (or at least the order of them). Great signing of Spikes; that makes the priority of LB shift to simply depth. Since Chris Williams had a decent turnaround in St. Louis I'll just pencil him as the starter at LG. We are still needing at least a starting piece on the O-line, obviously a safety, and a good WR to complement Stevie, Woods, and Marquis. (T.J... meh) And probably another TE.
Well, I'll throw out an updated one (and maybe another updated one in the future if more signings occur):
Rd. 1- GREG ROBINSON, OT AUBURN
Mammoth upgrade over Pears. If Greg Robinson is gone, Taylor Lewan.
Rd. 2- AUSTIN SEFERIAN-JENKINS, TE Washington
Yeah, they re-signed Chandler, but if this guy is available, you absolutely have to take him.. May slightly alleviate the need for another receiver. I know, we still haven't taken a safety at this point since Byrd left, but I think we have confidence in Searcy. Nevertheless..
Rd. 3- CRAIG LOSTON, S LSU
Putting some competitive fire in Searcy to keep the starting job. Unless we find someone in FA (which would be great). In that case, I'll be back to tweak my mock.
Rd 4- YAWIN SMALLWOOD, LB UCONN
Someone to learn behind Spikes, as he won't be on a long deal.
Rd. 5- MIKE DAVIS, WR TEXAS
Perhaps I should have addressed WR earlier, perhaps we'll take a look at a WR in FA. At this point in the draft this is about as good as you'll get.
Rd. 6- JACKSON JEFFCOAT, DE TEXAS-AT AUSTIN
Might be a steal at this point, and insurance just in case Hughes' standout season was a bit of a fluke.
Rd. 7- DEVIN STREET, WR PITT
More WR depth. All-time leading pass catcher in school history.
Well, I know we could use a P, another LB for depth and probably more O-line depth. FA, UDFA, or both to solve that.
You're up, good folks!