You already stole my idea! I am a fervent believer in taking the best player available, as long as that guy fits well with your system. But there are still a few guys I have in mind. Derrick Harvey-DE (Florida)
Defensive End could be a high priority with the sad news of Udeze's leukemia. Hopefully it is the treatable kind and Udeze can continue to play football and live a healthy life, but even with Kenechi in the fold a boost could be used from the end position. Harvey was a tackle for loss machine the past two seasons and can get to the QB as well. We could use a playmaker off the edge and the pass rush has really been a weakness of the D the past few seasons.Reggie Smith-S (Oklahoma)
Dwight Smith sucks and Darren Sharper is getting older, not to mention the fact that both Mike Doss and Tank Williams are free agents. Smith is physical (something we could use in our secondary) and would be a boost to our secondary overall. He can also play corner and would give the team flexibility back there.Kenny Phillips-S (Miami)
I think safety is one of our bigger weaknesses, and Phillips is the playmaking type that this defense thrives on. An Offensive Tackle (Ryan Clady, Jeff Otah, Chris Williams, Sam Baker
Ryan Cook is nothing more than a paperweight at RT, and with Anthony Herrera's solid play at RG this year, RT is really the only glaring weakness along that line. Get somebody who can step in and help give Tarvaris more time (which he desperately needs) and our offense as a whole should benefit.
Those would be some guys I am looking at in the 1st round. A lot of people have us taking a WR, but with a deep WR class I'd prefer to hold off until Round 2, assuming we don't grab a Berrian or Hackett in free agency. In the 2nd Round, here are some names that intrigue me:Devin Thomas-WR (Michigan State)
A strong and compact receiver with pretty good wheels. We could definitely use a compliment to Rice, and Bobby Wade can move back to the slot where he belongs. Addarius Bowman (Oklahoma State), Early Doucet (LSU), and Earl Bennett (Vanderbilt) are other WR's that I like here. A speedy deep-threat would be the best compliment to Rice IMO, but guys like Manningham and Jackson are going to be long gone by here most likely.Dajuan Morgan-S (NC State)
Right back to safety. I want one on the 1st day.Chad Henne-QB (Michigan)
Put some pressure on T-Jax. Bring in a talented QB who can at the very least offer a competent back-up. He can develop for at least a year, and if T-Jax doesn't improve he can become the man under center. Joe Flacco, Erik Ainge are other QB's I like on the 1st day.