With Steve Spagnuolo out of the picture in New Orleans, it's time to rethink our draft strategy. Check out my picks after the jump.
Round 1, Pick 15- Dion Jordan, DE/OLB, Oregon: I love Torn Labrums*! There, I said it. We wouldn't have gotten Drew Brees
if he hadn't torn his Labrum, and Dion Jordan would certainly be off the board by now had he not torn his. Dion Johnson is one of the best talents in this draft, and not to mention he fits the 3-4.
Round 3, Pick 75- William Gholston, DE, Michigan State: This guy could have been a first rounder next year had he not decided to declare early. He would be a great addition, even though it might take some time for him to adjust to our 3-4 defense.
Round 4, Pick 106- David Bakhtiari, OT, Colorado: One of the best players left on the board, plus he fits a position of need. Has what it takes to start at RT is Charles Brown doesn't improve.
Round 5, Pick 137- DeVonte Holloman, OLB, South Carolina: Should be drafted higher, but some teams are weary of him after a DUI arrest. A terrific player who could certainly turn heads in the NFL.
Round 6, Pick 173- Adrian Bushell, CB, Louisville: Shut down Florida recievers in the Sugar Bowl. Adapting to the 3-4 won't be easy for him, but he's the best CB on the board at this point, assuming Desmond Trufant is off the board.
Round 7, Pick 204- Marcus Lattimore, RB, South Carolina: It's unfair how one injury can change the course of someone's life. Marcus Lattimore will be a stud in the NFL if his ACL heals up well, which Adrian Peterson
and Jamaal Charles
proved is possible this season.
Bonus: If we get our second round pick back, this is my prediction.
Round 2, Pick 45- D.J Fluker, OT, Alabama: One of the best OT's in the draft who could strengthen our struggling O-Line.
Also, will someone PLEASE tell me how to create spaces between paragraphs? Shift+Enter doesn't work, and my posts look poorly put together without it.
*My sincerest of apologies to anyone who's ever had such a horrible injury.
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