I really like Iupati as a prospect but he's just too raw for me to think he'll be a major impact for the 2010 season. I may trade down and select him and play the waiting game on a potential dominant guard but I don't give away picks to move up for him. Him being Iupati
Spiller and Thomas are guys it looks like we'd have to move up for to get. The more and more I think about Spiller, the more I'm convinced he's going to be the real deal in the NFL. I just don't think I want to give any draft picks in this deep of a draft..... however
Now... I might be interested in trading some of our picks for Nnamdi Asomugha and Albert Haynsworth. Aso if the Raiders want to dump his contract; give up our 1st and maybe a mid-late rd pick depending on Oakland's need. And Haynsworth if we can get him for a decent price; I think Kubiak and Shanahan might have each others phone numbers but not quite sure. It would take a lot to get done and is really just for fantasy speculation but I think it'd be the quickest way for us to get to the playoffs.
Haynsworth may (who knows his motivation now) want to be a part of, actually help make, the most dominant DL in the league. Okoye would instantly be successful. Mario would have 20+ sacks. Smith and Barwin would be productive. There's just too many quality pass rushers to block on the front 4 and Fat Al would take advantage of the 1on1 matchups he occasionally gets. Our LB's are freaking stout with Demeco, Cushing and Diles. No need to upgrade Diles b/c any of our WLBs would come out on passing downs. Our secondary see immediate improvement from the front 4's pressure, Pollard is an enforcer and we're getting Wilson back for coverage. Aso is a Top 1-3 CB in the league and would shut down his side of the field, Quin/Reeves man the other side with Wilson over the top. That's a Top 5 Defense easy.
Then you get to the offense. We manage to keep our 2nd round pick (have to give away say a 1st and 4th for Aso and a 3rd and 6th for Fat Al
). Pick up our RB in the 2nd like Tate, Dwyer, Gerhart or Hardesty. Pick up OL in the 5th and/or 6th. I like Adam Ulatoski to be a LG and swing tackle. Our TEs and WRs are set and Schaub leads us to the promised land.
Okay, let's pause for station identification while Ole Miss Texan turns off the Madden fantasy GM application