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middle linebacker situation and draft ideas

after the Ray Lewis retiring and Dannell Ellerbe leaving, everyone was complaining about middle linebacker. i recently heard on nfl.com about Courtney Upshaw possibly moving to middle linebacker. that makes it seem like middle linebacker is not a problem. we have Upshaw, Jameel Mclain, and Albert Mcclelan. that seems just fine to me. then we could focus the first round on a safety, the 2nd round on a left tackle, the 3rd round on a center, the 4th round on a receiver, our compensatory 4th rounder on a project safety that can take over after Huff is gone. and that fills most of the needs i can think of. one great draft i could think of. 1st round: John Cyprien fs Florida International(in my opinion one of the best safety prospects outside of Kenny Vacarro). 2nd round: Menelik Watson lt Florida State(bryant mckinnie might not be coming back and Watson in my opinion is the best lt prospect behind the big 3: Lane Johnson, Eric Fisher, and Luke Joeckel). 3rd round: Brian Schwenke c California (I'm not sure how Gino Gradkowski is doing and Schwenke seems like a good value here). 4th round: Chris Harper wr Kansas State (good hands and hopefully could help make up for the Boldin loss). 4th round compensatory pick: T.J. Mcdonald s USC(a good value for the 4th round. could compete with John Cyprien for the ss spot while Huff is there). 5th round: Nico Johnson mlb Alabama (if we need another middle linebacker Nico seems like a good value in the 5th). 5th round comp pick: Ray Ray Armstrong ss Miami-McNeese State (his draft stock is extremely low and he was considered a first round pick a while back. in the 5th round why not?). 6th round 49ers pick: Montori Hughes dt Tennessee-Martin (he would be higher if not for character concerns. we are tired of Terrence Cody or whoever else at dt and we want someone who will be good for a long time. take the risk its only a 6th rounder). 6th round pick: Denard Robinson wr Michigan (very versatile player is fast seems ok at catching and could even play as an emergency quarterback and could return). 6th round comp pick: Michael Williams te Alabama (he is a great blocker and adds depth to tight end). 7th round pick: Travis Howard cb Ohio State (most needs are filled and this is just a depth addition) 7th round comp pick: Jeff Braun lt West Virginia (a decent tackle and will be mostly depth). if we had a draft like that i would be one of the happiest fans in the world.


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