Originally Posted by Umoro
If you could trade Donovan McNabb to some QB-worthy team for another 1st round pick, you could target, say, Cameron Jordan with the 10th pick and then just get Justin Blackmon or Julio Jones with the other 1st round pick that you got in that McNabb trade.
There's no chance McNabb is worth a first round pick. Oh how I wish he was. He's worth a 4th, 3rd at BEST, and that's pushing it.
Justin Blackmon stayed in school. Love the thought of him being a Redskin next year, though.
As for the OP, if we stay at 10, here's the players I'd draft (in order) if they're there:
1. Robert Quinn - I love this guy, and he could be a beast opposite Rak. I think he has the potential to be the best player in this draft. He's got all the talent in the world. Imagine the havoc that OLB duo would create.
2. Julio Jones - We need a big time number one wide receiver. Julio is the total package. Beast with the ball, hard to bring down. Great acceleration once he has the ball, and he's an excellent blocker on the outside. I love this guy a ton.
3. Blaine Gabbert - but this is almost pointless seeing that there's almost no shot he'll be at 10.
4. Marcell Dareus - I think he's somehow flying under the radar with Jordan having such a great week at the combine. I think that's a good thing, though. If we were to land him, we'd be solidified at DE.
With the second round pick, I'm HOPING Phil Taylor is there at 41. If he is, we HAVE to snatch him to man the NT. I feel he could dominate in the 3-4 given time. I love his athleticism for his size.
Imagine that with the first two picks in the draft, we have 2/3 of our d-line set for years. I get giddy thinking about it.
With the remaining picks (for grins and giggles, say we get a 3rd for Haynesworth and a 4th for McNabb):
I would go with Andy Dalton in the 3rd round. I think he has the potential to be a very solid QB in the NFL. He's got the size, mobility, and smarts for the position. He won't wow you with his arm, but he doesn't make the boneheaded mistakes that cost you the game. He's a winner.
With the 4th round pick, I would select John Moffitt out of Wisconsin. He's played in the ZBS all of his Wisconsin career. He has experience at center, so if we were to pick up Davin Joseph in free agency, Moffitt could man the center.
In the 5th round, if he's still around, I'd select the free safety out of West Virgina, Robert Sands. The guy is huge (6'4" 220) and has excellent ball skills and range. I don't believe Kareem Moore is a starting FS, and it's time to address it. I love Sands here in the 5th.
With the 6th round pick, I'd look to address the RB position. I LOVE
Derrick Locke here. The guy is blazing fast, shifty, and a hell of a back. He can run and catch very well. I believe teams will shy away from him because he's small, but I would take him in a heartbeat in the 6th. He's be a perfect compliment to Torain.
In the 7th round, I would address the WR position. If Lester Jean is there, we have to take him. He's got good size and catches everything he touches. Runs excellent routes, and knows how to use his body to make the catch.
So, if it played out like this, which we all know isn't likely, our draft would be:
DE Marcell Darius
NT Phil Taylor
QB Andy Dalton
OG John Moffitt
FS Robert Sands
RB Derrick Locke
WR Lester Jean
I think that would be one hell of a draft and a great way to build the team.