tooshort wrote:5. Terrence Brooks (Talk about a pick that would be nearly universally hated!!) - Nickel and Dime packages featuring two sideline to sideline safeties that can step up and cover the slot with Killa Kam in the box sounds very very intriguing...
A Safety wouldn't be a bad idea. I wouldn't be surprised to see the Hawks draft a couple of DB's.
Another player that may not be well-received, especially if Bitonio or another .net universal favorite player is there at #40 overall. His name? Trade back again. Did anyone else catch the JS post 1st round interview? He hinted at the possibility. Yes, I know that is partly GM speak. But, the top of the second in this draft has players teams are enamored with.
So, they may be able to get better than equal value for the pick. If they've got enough guys rated about the same... perhaps we see that again. Maybe not far. Perhaps down the 2nd a bit along with another mid-round pick.
The draft isn't about acquiring picks... it's about acquiring players. But, they assign value and there's nothing wrong with getting more players for competition while following your board. We'll see.
I think they may have wanted Cooks or Bucannon in the first round, which led to them trading back out of the first. Cooks was unlikely to get to 32 anyway. But, Bucannon was a shrewd choice for the Cardinals.