Okay to start off, I think everyone at first glance will completely squash the idea of Maclin in the 1st round. We all (myself especially) would rather see a defensive player at this spot since there are needs literally everywhere. However, the closer we get to the draft (still what... 77 days 1 hour 47 minutes and 51 seconds away but who's counting?)... the closer we get the more clear about which prospects have risen, which have dropped and everything becomes clear as mud. We're still a ways away but we're closer than we were last month. So now that we have that out of the way, in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Houston Texans select Jeremy Maclin, Wide Receiver from Missouri. "Boooo" go the JETS fans, "Boooo" go the Texans fans, "What IDIOTS!!!" go the ESPN analysts. "I'm selling my season tickets!!!" go the Texans fans that don't actually sell their season tickets. Here's my thinking on this. Our NEED positions while sitting at #15? DE- All the top pass rushers are 3-4 OLBs with the "possibility" of being 4-3DE in the pros. Orakpo, Brown, Maybin, etc? Michael Johnson seems like the most protypical 4-3 DE to me but he has huge question marks. Not to mention most of these guys will be gone so even if one/two were available, he might not be "our guy" or a fit for our team. DT- BJ Raji is pretty much a lock to be gone before us with all the 3-4 teams needing a NT. I think he'd be even better as a 4-3 NT but we won't get him. Peria Jerry is a possibility but isn't the run stuffing NT we all want. OLB- Maualuga? could be available but probably gone. Aaron Curry- gone, Brian Cushing? Sounds great to me but there's huge question marks concerning his injuries and his obsessiveness with eating correctly and counting calories. As a scout told LZ, "I want a LB that will drink a beer and get in a fight." That's not Cushing. CB- Malcolm Jenkins- gone. Vontae Davis? Maybe gone could be the pick here. Will Dunta come back? S- doesn't look like a safety is worth this pick. RB- Moreno is my guy, I don't like Wells C/OG- not at 15. Enter WR Jeremy Maclin. Kubiak loves playmakers and gamechangers. Think of him as a Bigger, Faster, Better Reggie Bush. Slaton is a runningback with a good ability to catch out of the backfield. Bush is more of a receiver that can line up in the backfield. Maclin is the same but a better WR, Slaton will stay in at RB. My thinking is there may not be a defensive player that will be better or do more for our team than Maclin. I think Kubiak will watch this kid and be floored. Please note that I love Andre and Walter. We will be running more 3 WR sets with AJ, KW and JM. Maclin will take over KR and PR duties- Jacoby is off the team. The possibilities with this kid are endless and will be the biggest playmaker in the draft, bar none. He kind of reminds me of Steve Smith from Carolina. Imagine Andre and Smith paired up with Walter being the possession WR!? See videos below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wzrltr66LqI and if you want really strange music... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KChYRBnDCJ8&feature=related Our offense will be so prolific it isn't even funny. We'll be able to score with any given snap of the ball. The only problem I see is that we'll score so fast, our defense won't have as much time to rest Oh yea another problem, Al Davis will take him at #7. Russell has a HUGE arm and Maclin can get downfield. He wants a playmaker to team up with McFadden.