Early in the season it seemed WR would be our biggest need this off season but with the recent chemistry Russell seems to be building with Tate and Rice i do not think it is something we should look into till like round 3 or 4. Malcom Smith did well today playing for Leroy Hill. So maybe with more experience he could fill that void and bring some fresh legs and burst to the position. I am not currently sold on anyone on our offensive line except for Okung. After today i am still extremely worried about our Defensive line's inability to create pressure with 4 guys rushing the passer. But looking at this class i do not see any elite every down DT's that can factor in the run game and make consistent pressure up the middle on passing downs. One guy sticks out and that is Star Lotulelei from Utah but his effort is lacking and he needs some coaching yet but the upside is there and i doubt he will still be there when it comes time for us to pick late in Round 1.
If i had to pick this is what i would like to see us do.
Rnd 1- Chance Warmack OG typically do not go early. So perhaps we could luck out and trade up to get Chance Warmack if he is still there outside the top 15. (Doubtful but maybe) or perhaps Jonathan Cooper will still be there.
Rnd 2- Arthur Brown OLB Coach Carroll himself is quoted as saying his is the best LB prospect i have ever scouted. Other pick if still there Khaseem Greene Rutgers. Been a tackle machine all year on that defense and just because he is small he isn't scared to take on blockers in the run game. Extremely Aggressive Player.
Rnd 3-Ricky Wagner OT yet another Wisconsin OL that could come in and perhaps push Giacomini for his Starting spot. Perhaps there will be some better prospects on the board at this time but i am trying to be as realistic as possible. D.J Fluker maybe if he is still there he looked very good against Georgia from spots in the game i saw here and there.
I highly doubt the draft will go like this at all. But it is the draft and anything can happen especially with this front office but i think these 3 positions are what will help us the most and 3 guys i would like to see on this team. I would love a DT but i just don't see a Geno Atkins, Suh, Ngata or Raji type player to make that impact we need on the interior line.