There are people on the board who think that given the entire scope of team needs,that we are not sure we are able to trade back again,and it is unlikely a top tier guy falls to 15 that we see best value for that slot being a linebacker. Now some are in disagreement over whether that is Matthews, Laurenitis, or Cushing but all feel it is a unit that can be upgraded and we'll see the earliest likely return on their play. The point of this thread is simple if not one of those guys, then who at 15 presents the best value for our team? Make a good argument for your player.This is strictly 1st round value. My arugment is for James Laurentitis. Cushing has lots of questions surrounding him and I'm not sure he'll bring the intensity I want to see out of my LB corps. I like Matthews and his bloodline but not a lot to judge for a one year body of work. I like Laurenitis' body of work and the kid likes to hit. I do not see the value of going RB in the first while guys like Shonn Greene, and McCoy are likely to be available. I do see the need to not only get a guy behind Slaton but someone who can reliably split the load and more if needed. I like the idea of getting Mack and we do need to upgrade over Myers but value is not there at 15. I like Duke Robinson as well but again not value there at 15. Unless we tag one of the T for a move to Guard don't see the value in taking a tackle here. Pettigrew would be a luxury pick. Maclin would be interesting but again IMO luxury pick. Leach at FB enough said. I'm expecting that Kollar will be able to get better production out of our current DT's with up dropping the read and react schtik from Smith. Jerry will likely get a look here. Another unit that could use an upgrade but I don't see the value here. I would like to see us add a pass rush specialist at DE but not at 15. Johnson would be an intriguing pick but with Smith signed it just doesn't seem likely. Not many William Moore fans out there right now with Wilson in the fold doesn't seem like the pick they'll make. I am however a little nervous about another one year wonder ala Will Demps. Staff seems high on Barber @ SS but I think we could upgrade the spot. No SS worthy @ 15. I would love to see Jenkins fall to us at 15 but doubt he makes it past N.O. who could use a big time CB. Other then that maybe Butler's stock rises like DRC or Dunta's come draft time. Unless we have no intentions of resigning Dunta I don't like the idea of a CB here. Finally LB. Demeco is well...Demeco. I think if Adibi puts on a few pounds and works on his flexibility he could be a good starter. Injured his rookie year but didn't have issues in college. I like our depth at LB but the problem that others and I run into is Zac Diles. His injury is a concern to whether he'll be back on time but my concern is his lack of sideline to sideline speed. When Diles and Greenwood went down and Bentley and Adibi were inserted into the line up this defense got visibly better IMO. That and while not starting he makes good depth at LB. Alright guys fire away.