Re: 2010 Mock Rounds 1-6
posted at 3/17/2010 9:52 AM EDT
In Response to Re: 2010 Mock Rounds 1-6
faucet, if we got Gresham, Spikes, Alualu and Gerhart I would be more than thrilled...I can realistically see Gresham, ALualu and Gerhart, but don't think like you said, SPikes will slip to us at 45. But, what happens if we reversed the order a bit...say take Spikes at 22, and then Gresham with our 2a/2b?....could you see Gresham falling farther than Spikes based on teams picking in late first/early 2nd? So, it might be like this... 1 -Spikes 2a - Gresham 2b - Alualu 2c - WR?/OL?/OLB Misi 4th - Decker 5th (trade back into) - BTate Assuming the above happened in some form, I would then pick up Decker or another WR in Round 4, trade some of my 7th's/6ths to jump back into 5, and pick up Ben Tate if I did not get Gerhart in round 2. Personally, I although I like Gerhart, I think I would use a later round pick on my RB (use the 2c on a WR or OL or possibly Misi), and then use a high pick next year to draft my RB of the future in like an Ingram or someone like that. I would however use one of my late round picks this year on someone like Tate. Imagine BTate & Ingram in the backfield. We could then let Maroney walk and the the over 30 guys.
Posted by PatsLifer
Based on my analysis of team needs (and I'm sure this could be flawed), here's where I see Gresham and Spikes potentially going.For Gresham
#26 ARI (higher needs are QB, OT, OLB)
#28 SD (higher needs are RB, DT, CB, S)
#32 NO (higher needs are OT, OLB but this team is stacked and at #32, Gresham would be a great value pick. This is the first place besides us at #22 that I think he could go)
#44 DEN (assuming they trade Marshall, they would need a WR, NT/DT, ILB before they would take a TE. But if they get a first for Marshall, they could have addressed NT and WR before this point and would be a real risk to take Gresham. In fact any team operating under BPA principles between say 30-44 are at risk to take him. I have Gresham at #24 overall on my board)
#45 NEFor Spikes
Although you have the Giants and Tenn at 15 and 16 needing ILB help, I think both go different directions.
#23 GB (bigger needs are OT, CB, OG)
#24 PHI (bigger needs are OG, CB, FS)
#25 BAL (bigger needs are CB, C, DE) They might take Pouncey if he's still there.
#27 DAL (bigger needs are OT, OG, DE)
#28 SD (bigger needs are RB, DT, CB, S)
#30 MIN (bigger needs are CB) first real threat to take Spikes
#36 KC (bigger needs are OT, S, DT, CB, WR, OLB) but they have 3 picks in first 2 rounds
#38 CLE (bigger needs are OG, OT, WR) major treat to take Spikes. This is their second pick and the good OTs and OGs would be gone by here and there are plenty of WR options throughout the draft but the talent falls off at ILB after Spikes.
#44 DEN (assuming they trade Marshall, they would need a WR, NT/DT). I believe they take Dan Williams at #10. If they take McClain instead, they won't take Spikes. But if they take Williams, Spikes is likely their target. There will be many talented WRs available in the 3rd.
I have Spikes rated at 34. I'd feel better about our chances to get him if it wasn't for Denver sitting at 44 and having a bunch of picks.