Been catching up with the thread. Appreciate everyones input and the entertainment this draft talk provides. A few thoughts:
I started out the year hoping for Barret Jones as our potential first round pick due to his versatility ( one of the rare guys that can play all 5 positions on the line at a high level) but seeing the Job that guys like Nick Macdonald, Donald Thomas, Ryan Wendell and Marcus Cannon have done it leads me to believe that this guys have merited an opportunity to keep playing next year. I havent even mentioned a guy like Matt Kopa who Dante spoke glowingly of prior to the Super Bowl but whose season has been derailed by injuries. Markus Zusevics is another guy who played well in Iowa for Ferentz opposite Riley Reiff and Im keen to see what he can do at RT. At this point, I would rather they keep working with the guys they have whether or not Vollmer is resigned.
Regarding Safety, I have professed my love for Kenny Vaccaro in the past but I struggle to see whether he can make a difference playing deep safety early on in his career. He could definately make an impact playing close to the line of scrimmage like Chung used to but we already have that guy in Tavon Wilson. If anything, I would rather make a bid on a veteran Free Safety such as Jairus Byrd than use a high pick on a FS that will take 2 or so yrs to settle in that position. FS is an incredibly difficult position to play at a high level. There arent many perenially great FSs playing in the league.
Presently, my ideal and realistic selections would be DT Jesse Williams in the First. DE Margus Hunt in the Second and The Best available perimeter WR in the 3rd. Kenny Tate and Tyrann Mathieu might slip to Alfonzo Dennard levels where I hope we could scoop them up. Tate due to injury and Mathieu for behavioral stuff.
Apologies for the long post.