Here we go again. I project our current picks with 2 comp 4ths, 1 5th, and 1 6th. I'm projecting anywhere from 13-25 for our range.
Round 1- Best Case: Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M. I actually am becoming more fond of our receiving core. Torrey and Marlon are a good #1 and #3 combo. Mike Evans would be a good #2 and would fill out our WR core quite well. Realistic Option: C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama. I'm thinking Daryl Smith has priced him out of our future plans. C.J. Mosley is a good LB option to replace him and could start immediately. He can both cover and stop the run.
Round 2- Best Case: A.J. Johnson, ILB, Tennessee. He is another good 3-down LB who could help us. Realistic Option: Brandon Coleman, WR, Rutgers. One of my stubborn picks. A receiver with good hands, and pretty tall. I think he would fill our receiving core out nicely.
Round 3- Best Case and Realistic Option: James Hurst, OT, UNC. He's a pretty good tackle and take over for Oher who will likely leave this summer.
Round 4 comp #1- Best Case: Ty Zimmerman, S, Kansas State. While Ihedigbo is doing good at this point, I'm not convinced he is a good long term starter. Zimmerman should be. Realistic Option: Nickoe Whitley, S, Mississippi State. He has the potential to be a starting safety next to Elam.
Round 4 comp #2- Best Case and Realistic Option: Arthur Lynch, TE, Georgia. He's not that good of a receiving TE, but he's more of a good all-around TE that we need. He's just what we want as a #2 TE, next to Pitta. He is a decent receiver and a pretty good blocker.
Round 5 comp- Best Case and Realistic Option: Andre Hal, CB, Vanderbilt. Our CB core made strides against Cinci, but another CB would help. We could have Jimmy and Hal outside, with Webb in the slot on more spread out sets.
Round 6- Best Case: James Stone, C, Tennessee. We need a center, and Stone is one of the best values here. Realistic Option: Gabe Ikard, C, Oklahoma. Same with Stone, we need a center.
Round 6 comp- Best Case: Aundrey Walker, OL, USC. KO ws struggling this year, and Walker might be able to start in a while. Realistic Option: Spencer Long, G, Nebraska. Again, with KO struggling, we might need a guard. Long would be the Kapron Lewis-Moore pick of this year. And listen here. I am rooting for KO to come back strong next year, and I am confident he will to some extent. It's just that these people might be able to start, and at worse, they're depth, which is what you get in the 6th round ususally.