So is this the place to throw out mock drafts? I'll post one just for kicks:
1st: WR - Alshon Jeffery - South Carolina 6-4 230 lbs
I think he makes it to us - Floyd and Wright picked ahead. Jeffery can immediately be our #2 and makes JJ expendable. He's a big dude, and makes it tough for CBs to defend him, especially on jump balls. He's even got a little AJ in him:
If he's not available, I'd go with Sanu or Jones here.
2nd: OG/T - Levy Adcock - Oklahoma State 6-5 - 318
I like Levy's versatility. He played both LT and RT in college, and likely could be used inside as a guard. Can't make up my mind between drafting a guard or OT, so I'll take the guy who can be plugged in at either spot. Give him a year or two to develop behind some of our guys and he should be starting by 2014.
3rd: FS - Winston Guy Jr. - Kentucky - 6-1 210 lbs
He hasn't missed a game in three years, is fast enough for the NFL, and had a great year in 2011. He should compete with Quin for the starting job. We need more depth at safety, and with Barber likely leaving, there is a spot open.
4th: RB - Cyrus Grey - Texas A&M - 5-10 198 lbs
If Grey were here, he would be a steal. I would love to pick him up for RB depth and let Derrick Ward walk. Ward has been alright in spot duty this past year, but he's getting old and needs to be replaced with some cheap young blood.
5th: OLB - Cordarro Law - Southern Miss - 6-2 261 lbs
If we don't re-sign Mario, I would expect to draft an OLB. Even if we do, it's always good to have more LBs for depth and special teams. Law had a great year, 57 tackles, 7.5 sacks (one on Case), and 4 FF. He's somewhat under the radar, so this may be a great value at the end of the 5th if he makes it this far.
Law vs Nevada footage:
6th: WR/KR/PR - Eric Page - Toledo 5-10 180 lbs
This guy tore it up during his three years at UT. He had 306 catches for 3,446 yards in his three seasons at Toledo, just 46 rec shy of Ryan Broyles record. He broke lots of MAC records and beat some of Lance Moore's school records. If he stayed for his senior year, he would certainly break some of the NCAA receiving records. I think he could be a slot guy for us and help with returning kicks.
7th: P - Kyle Martens - Rice
I'm sick of having tryouts for this position every year. Our past 7th rounders haven't done much in years, and the Texans continue to ignore both kicking positions. If we had another late pick I would take a PK as well just to fill the need for 4 years. Anyways, I don't know if Hartman will be ready next season after tearing an ACL, but I like getting a hometown kid who averaged 46 yards per kick and can pin teams inside the 20. NO MORE TURK!
Nice video of Kyle, seems like a good Kubiak kid: