Originally Posted by Goldensilence
Would be extremely disappointed if we took a DT in the first this year. Will Price be effective from the first snap he takes? Really hard to tell with DTs.
I think it's a high risk pick and we're in a position next year where we are facing a brutal schedule on paper and we're going to need someone to make a hands down immediate impact with our first rounder.
I like the trade idea proposal here. Except I feel unless Gerhart blows it up in the combine and pro day he'll be there in the second when our next pick comes up. I however, feel like Iupati wouldn't be there so he'd be my first round pick. Set him at one of the guards, get a push for our OL, we'd have a strong backfield of Slaton, Gerhart and Foster. Who knows maybe Jeremiah Johnson will be back healthy and make a case for himself at the third spot.
I'd throw money at Casey Hampton in FA and/or just look for a big body later in the draft. If only this staff could figure out how to get a fire under Okam.
Beerlover is pushing a DT that is big, strong and fast for 4th round. I think Dwyer, CJ Spiller,Gerhart will be gone by our 2nd pick. Best and ANd Matthews could be there but not the "bigger"back that I want. Anthony Dixon is more my style and has a better chance of being at round #2. Most of us that are Gerhart fans are hoping he does not blow up at combine. I agree that Iupati is good but y concern is a 16 games schedule at his size. I think Gerhart is better than all backs with closest being Dwyer who will prob go ahead of TG. Iupati is not that much better than Asamoah 6'4"315 5.08 and comes from a ZBS. If it was a guarantee we could get TG in 2nd and Earl Thomas gone in first, I would prob take Iupati #20 & hope he keeps his wind and does not get injured 2nd half of season. JJ is an unknown quantity & needs to worry about making the roster.