This draft? 2nd round. Reason being is that there are a couple of tiers of WR's available in this draft and even OLB's. I think the guys that are potentially more elite will be picked over by the middle of the 2nd. Also, theres guys like Sio Moore and Khaseem Greene who will be coveted in the 2nd. If the Hawks are going to go DL in the 1st round... I'm just wondering what they're going to end up with in the 3rd round - if that player is going to be able to be immediate starter material. Seems like everyone is saying the Hawks need to get a rotational pass-rusher at either DT or DE, OLB and WR (no particular order - but, I'll comment on that in a moment). I love the draft, but fans always squawk about where players are taken and inevitably players that everyone had in the 2nd round do end up available in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th rounds. But, I'd rather still like to see what JS/PC could come up with with 3 picks in the first 2 rounds. I would love to have another high 2nd rounder. Let's hope the 49ers pick a Kicker with the Chiefs 2nd rounder they're getting!!!! (hey, could happen... right? ; ) Anyway... the D-lineman that are available seem to be a deep group and I think I'd rather take a chance on drafting that player in the 3rd round. I'd rather see the Hawks take some sort of pass-catcher in the 1st round whether it be one of the TE's (Ertz or Eifert) or Tavon Austin, Robert Woods, Wheaton, Hopkins, Swope, etc. (from that group of players). Then, if Sio Moore or Khaseem Greene are still there in the 2nd, take their pick. 3rd round - I'd like to see Devin Taylor be the selection if it fell that way for the Hawks - but, I think he is also rising up boards. With players rising up boards... others, of course, are going to be available later than expected.
I'm so ready for Free Agency and the Draft. Excited to see what "championship" moves the Hawks make and to have something to discuss once more of next season's team starts taking shape.
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