Originally Posted by Ole Miss Texan
I agree that there will/should be an emphasis on the defense this draft. I think the new Defensive Coordinator will have a key role in some of these picks- not the final say big he'll have a big word. At the end of the day, the pick will probably still go to the BPA, slightly skewed to certain positions.
I think it depends what kind of scheme the new DC, Kubiak and Smith want us to use. If we get a DC that's incredibly gifted with the secondary and uses/needs a versatile safety- I'd expect we'd try and focus on finding one of those early (Mays could easily go to N.O. or Denver). Or depending on how this scheme goes- we may need a certain kind of LB. I think most positions/players are open right now until we figure who that DC is, what he's going to do with our defense and what our defense lacks with what he wants to do. He may want a LB that can blitz better than one that's good in coverage, He may see everette brown available and say he's too good to pass up, I can easily fit him into a defense consistently where another DC may think, nope he doesn't fit. I'm really interested in this.
As far as Center goes, I'm with YTF. I want a true bonafide Center. Not a decent center and decent guard (1 player). I don't know enough about centers to tell you who would be better than who for us. However, I will say that I think the more this OL plays together, the better they will become.
The 2 best centers in this draft are Mack and Unger. Mack is a solid all around center that plays srtong and holds his ground really well. You wont see him getting pushed back into the QB. The general consensus is that he will be one of the top centers in the NFL in a very short time. Some might think I'm crazy but I wouldnt be mad if we took him at 15. He is more of a sure thing than Mays at this point. My realistic wish list at 15
And I would take them in that order.
Unger isnt going to blow anyone off the line but is awsome at pulling and getting to the second level. Also hes a very good cut blocker. Just has a knack for for it. He would be perfect for the zone blocking scheme. That and the fact that he could play Tackle in a pinch makes him worth a second rounder to me.
I would love to have either one of them.