Originally Posted by painekiller
McClain can play all three positions just like Ryans and Cushing. You just get all three on the field and figure out the best combo of where.
McClain Will - Ryans MIKE - Cushing SAM is the most likely grouping
Barwin McClain Ryans Cushing in a 3-4 set up.
Weatherspoon would be a more natural fit for the WILL.
After watching the Auburn game Im not sure McClain would flourish as an OLB. Did anyone else what that game? His best qualities are taylor made for the middle. If the coaches feel Demeco can move outside and still perform then Spikes or McClain would be an awsome addition to this team. If they are reluctant to move Ryans outside then Weatherspoon would be a huge upgrade over Dyles. Actually Weatherspoon is the prototype LB this team lacks if it is truely being built to beat Indy.
To the OP I know you are really high on Hayden but there should be some quality CB's in this draft. Have you seen Bama's Arenas or Trevard Lindley of Kentucky? I would be happy with either of those guys.
At the moment we are #14 and IMO there are 18 guys I would have a hard time passing up.
1 Ndamukong Suh DT Nebraska
2 Carlos Dunlap DE Florida
3 Eric Berry FS Tennessee
4 Gerald McCoy DT Oklahoma
5 Russell Okung OT Oklahoma State
6 Taylor Mays FS Southern California
7 Brian Bulaga OT Iowa
8 Greg Hardy DE Mississippi (if injury checks out)
9 Dez Bryant WR Oklahoma State
10 Joe Haden CB Florida
11 Trent Williams OT Oklahoma
12 Derrick Morgan DE Georgia Tech
13 Anthony Davis OT Rutgers
14 Brandon Spikes LB Florida
15 Rolando McLain LB Alabama
16 Terrence Cody DT Alabama
17 Jonathan Dwyer RB Georgia Tech
18 Sean Weatherspoon LB Missouri
This group is just to talented to pass up regardless of position IMO. If we could trade down and still get one of these guys thats a different story.
Actually I would like to see us trade a future pick and move up to get a chance to draft a couple of extra second teir guys. Say our 2011 first round pick for a early second and a 3rd. I can actually see this happening if Kubiak survives this year. That would give us 4 picks to on this group.
** I know some of these guys will go in the first.
1 Colt McCoy QB Texas
2 Jimmy Clausen QB Notre Dame
3 Patrick Robinson CB Florida State
4 Marvin Austin DT North Carolina
5 Jermaine Gresham TE Oklahoma
6 Arthur Jones DT Syracuse
7 Ricky Sapp DE Clemson
8 Jerry Hughes DE Texas Christian
9 Brandon Graham DE Michigan
10 Jahvid Best RB California
11 Sergio Kindle LB Texas
12 C.J. Spiller RB Clemson
13 Jared Odrick DT Penn State
14 Selvish Capers OT West Virginia
15 Corey Wooten DE Northwestern
16 Navorro Bowman LB Penn State
17 Eric Norwood LB South Carolina
18 Ryan Matthews RB Fresno State
19 Von Miller LB Texas A&M
20 Darrell Stuckey FS Kansas
21 Sean Lee LB Penn State
22 Vince Oghobaase DT Duke
23 Sam Young OT Notre Dame
24 Trevard Lyndley CB Kentucky
25 Javier Arenas CB Alabama
26 Brandon Ghee CB Wake Forest
27 Dan Williams DT Tennessee
28 Boo Robinson DT Wake Forest
29 Micah Johnson ILB Kentucky
30 Sergio Render OG Virginia Tech
31 Thomas Austin OG Clemson (can play guard or Center)