posted at 10/3/2012 10:03 AM EDT
Would love for NE to draft some insanely freakishly long, lanky DE on the weakside in order to place Chandler Jones full-time @ the Strongside DE spot... My reasoning is thus: Jones is simply too exceptionally good at setting an edge and sealing off an entire side of the field at the point of attack, altering and slowing up everything, WHILE STILL being able to reset quickly enough (run read: NO) in order to adjust into a viable pocket pressuring threat, in it's own right.
My guys would be:
Devin Taylor (I know me and mb~ discussed him early on last year, before he didn't declare): South Carolina DE @ 6'7 and 267lbs, 4.76 40 and given only a 4th-5th Rd grade.
SMU's Margus Hunt (a freak, but a "freak" that will undoubtedly become a 1st rounder when all's said and done): 6'7 280lbs, 4.68 DE out of Southern Methodist...currently a 2nd-early 3rd Rd grade.
Other than that, would LOVE Oklahoma's nasty Free Safety Tony Jefferson in the 1st, this MAULING OT swing OG named Oday Oboushi out of Virginia in the 2nd (even if we gotta move up slightly), Trey Burton in the 5th or 6th, as a great hybrid Fullback H-back (6'3 228lbs) <for some reason both Arkansas and Fla produces great NFL quality pass-catching TEs/h-backs...probably the only 2 schools that do so regularly, Chris Grag being Ark's guy for this draft, and Jordan Reed in the true pass-catching TE role for U of F>, and either AJ Francis (Maryland- 6'4 305lbs), or Dave Kruger (Utah- 6'5 305lbs), as a good DT (currently anywhere from 5th-7th Rd...both were far higher, and probably both will shoot up big boards once more). Matt Stankiewitch (yea, his name), as a just nasty and very under-the-radar vet Offensive Center out of Penn State would round out my current wish-list (another currently 7th-UDFA later round gem for some reason as it stands currently).