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Assuming we enter the draft as we stand player wise right now who do you want/think we should pick in each round?

If we stay at #13 and dont trade back:

Round 1: Rey Maualuga - LB - USC:

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This is a very iffy pick with a lot of people. It seems right down the middle as far as for or against Rey. Im all for him. He DOES have the athletic ability to play outside and he DOES have the speed to be effective. He is an excellent pass rusher. IMO without a stellar pass rushing DE we will need to be effective bringing the pressure from the second level. Haynesworth eating up blockers in the middle can cause openings for Rey to cause havoc on the opposing QB. He is an excellent run stuffer as well and will fit our defensive mold of being a difficult defense to run against. Rey is the perfect type of player to take over for Fletcher when he retires. Im not sold on Blades being anything more then depth and special teams player.

Round 3: Lawrence Sidbury - DE - Richmond:

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Sidbury is starting to get noticed by a lot of people. This kid has a non-stop motor. He has a great pass rushing moves. One known as the "Sidbury Spin Move". The knock on him is his competition playing for Richmond. He can become what we hoped we would have gotten from Jason Taylor. He is heavier then Taylor so he will be more stout against the run but that is an area where he needs to improve some. He is known for being a vocal leader and his upside is tremendous.

Round 5: Ricky Jean-Francois - DT - LSU:

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This could end up being one heck of a steal in the end. Ricky was a Freshman All-American in 2006. In 2007 he served a one year suspension for an off the field issue but did play in the BCS National Championship Game and was named Most Valuable Player of the game as a sophomore. Entering his junior year his expectations were huge but he was injured and never fully played to his potential. He decided to go pro after his mediocre junior year and could play out well for us as a steal. The kid has tremendous talent there is no denying it. The question is will he learn to harness it or not? If he does he could be a real surprise. He is very very quick off the ball and gets lots of penetration. He needs to work on technique and consistency. Griffin is old and this should be his last season with us. IMO Monty is a great run stuffer but thats it. Golston is average to me. Alexander is just serviceable. Jean-Francois could be a force next to Haynesworth.

Round 6: AQ Shipley - C - Penn State:

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Rabach is losing a step. He had an average year last year. Within the next year or 2 he is going to need replacing. Shipley had a very good combine would be a great to sit and learn this year behind Rabach before pushing to take over. Shipley also has the ability and athleticism to move out to guard if needed. He is extremely aggressive and strong. He is also a very smart kid who would be the leader of the OL. He uses great technique, an a non-stop motor. He is also a very vocal leader. Rimmington Award Winner as nations best center. His knock is his short arms and small hands and needs to perfect his run blocking skills as well.

Round 7: Maurice Evans - DE - Penn State:

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Here is a kid when he is on his game he is a beast to control. His off the field issues are a big risk. He had a bad combine and seems to be dropping way off the radar. BUT when he is at his best he can be flat out dominant. He had a sensational sophomore year and was considered a sure first round lock at the beginning of this year. His off the field issues cause him to miss time and he eventually lost his starting job to Aaron Maybin. I think he would be a guy to take a risk on late in the draft. If he can come back around and get his head on right then I think he could be another huge steal. If he turns out to to still not want to turn things around then there is no real loss.

If we trade down from #13:

Round 1: Larry English - DE - Northern Illinois:

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DE is a huge need for us with us cutting Jason Taylor. If we trade back English would have great value for us. There is no other DE that has been as productive as English in NCAA. He racked up an enormous amount of sacks in his four years. But he played at a lesser known college and that means the talent he played against wasn't the top notch. His motor is incredible and he wont be denied. He is very skilled with pass rushing moves and very athletic. Can beat double teams and is very powerful. He has good size too to be a pass rushing DE. His knock is his size at 255lbs and that he didnt play against the top schools in the nation. English can be force to reckon with playing with Haynesworth. Albert can cause a lot of 1-on-1 matchups for English which would allow him to be very productive on the edge.

Round 2: William Beatty - OT - Connecticut:

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Its no lie that we struggled at RT last year and an upgrade there would be huge. Beatty has a monster frame (6'6" 307). His footwork and athleticism is excellent and he gets to the second level really well. He has really fluid hips and is very smart. He could add more bulk to his body and needs to refine his run blocking skills. He was a 3 year starter and was blocking for the nations leading rushing attack. Beatty would be an instant upgrade over Jansen and Heyer and has the athleticism to possibly make the switch to LT in a few years if he can refine his skills

Round 3: Jonathan Casillas - LB - Wisconsin:

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Casillas is an extremely productive LB even though he lacks ideal size and bulk for an NFL LB. He put up a 4.4 40 yard dash and has killer closing speed. His best skills come in coverage. He is athletic and quick enough to cover TEs and RBs with ease. He knows how to play the ball and force a TE or RB to make a mistake in his route. He does lack the ideal size but can add to his frame. With the athletic TEs and RBs we have in the NFC East he can be an asset in the pass coverage when needed to cover Witten or Westbrook.

Round 5: Ricky Jean-Francois - DT - LSU

Round 6: AQ Shipley - C - Penn State

Round 7: Maurice Evans - DE - Penn State

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Good choices

I think if Maualuga is there at 13 we take him. He ran a 4.6 on a slow surface at his pro day and IMO and others, he has the athleticism to move to outside and eventually replace London at MLB.

Also if we were willing to trade next years 1st for Jay Cutler, how bout we use it to trade back into the 1st round and grab an OT, such as Oher or Smith.

Then with any picks remaining (most likely our 5th and 6th) i liked your choices.

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I still think if we can trade down, we need to pick up a young, speedy back like Devin Moore or Marcus Thigpen in the later rounds.

You saw what it did for Tennessee (even though CJ is better than anything we could get in this year's draft). Guys like Leon Washington, Jerious Norwood, etc all have the "home-run" effect which will help our our offense immensely.

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Dear tml6157 -- This is who we'll be drafting this year:

1: Mark Sanchez, QB, USC

3: Pat White, QB, W. Va.

5: Rhett Bomar, QB, Sam Houston State

6: Mike Reilly, QB, Cent. Wash.

7: Graham Harrell, QB, Texas Tech

Sincerely,

Danny S.

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According to Mel Kiper, Lawrence Sidbury will go in the 2nd round. I'd be shocked if he was there for us in the 3rd

Me, personally, I would draft the best OT available at 13 (Michael Oher), and then draft the best linebackers and defensive linemen available with the remaining picks and hope someone can contribute their rookie season. Given this offseason's clear "win now" focus, I expect the team to strongly consider trading next year's picks for picks in this year's draft - targeting Rey Maualuga at 13 and a Michael Oher/Eben Britton/William Beatty in the tail end of the first. I imagine that we'd have to spend our 3rd this year, and next year's first and fourth round picks to do so - not too much for Snyder/Vinny to get their guys

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I'd love to have Lawrence Sidbury in the 3rd. He'd be the perfect guy to have in rotation on that side. Philip Daniels can stuff the run, Sidbury can rush the passer and the best part about him is he played LDE all through college so he's not an unnatural fit there like Jason Taylor was.

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I'd love to have Lawrence Sidbury in the 3rd. He'd be the perfect guy to have in rotation on that side. Philip Daniels can stuff the run, Sidbury can rush the passer and the best part about him is he played LDE all through college so he's not an unnatural fit there like Jason Taylor was.

i really dont think he will go in the 2nd. I believe there is a lot more sure talent left in the 2nd that he will be taken in the 3rd. Most still consider him a tweener thats why I see him there in the 3rd.

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1. Michael Oher, OT Ole Miss or Rey Maualuga, LB USC

3. Kraig Urbik, G Wisconsin

5. Jasper Brinkley, LB South Carolina

6. Run-stuffing DE, maybe Mitch King, DE/DT Iowa

7. Another body for either line, whoever is best on our board

I like Urbik a lot! I would not be one bit displeased if we take him in the 3rd. Also if Brinkley can regain his form he can be a steal in the 5th. He really slid after his injury.

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Also if we were willing to trade next years 1st for Jay Cutler, how bout we use it to trade back into the 1st round and grab an OT, such as Oher or Smith.

Agreed. I also thought about that. I would like to see us shore up a combo of DE, LB and OT with trading back into the first this year. IF anything I really see us trading back into the 2nd and taking Michael Johnson, I just have a gut feeling.

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i really dont think he will go in the 2nd. I believe there is a lot more sure talent left in the 2nd that he will be taken in the 3rd. Most still consider him a tweener thats why I see him there in the 3rd.

I think you're right. There's a good chance he'll be there in the 3rd but I do think he's helped his stock a lot since before Richmond's bowl game.

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I think you're right. There's a good chance he'll be there in the 3rd but I do think he's helped his stock a lot since before Richmond's bowl game.

Im really hoping he is there. Carter and Sidbury off the ends with Haynesworth coming up the middle and blitzing Maualuga and Rocky on the outside. That would be nasty!

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I hate the Draft ... its a huge gambling casino ... however Knowshon is can't miss, perfect for the WCO, and will be an all pro-stud ... he might as well do it as a Skin.

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1. Knowshon Moreno

3. Gerald McRath

4. Johnny Knox

5. DeAndra Wright

6. Stephen McGee

7. Cedric Dockery

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y would u waste a first round pick on a position where we have too much talent and still leave 3 huge holes at LB, DE and OT

agreed. That would be the worst pick we could make. There will be many speedy, change of pace, scat backs that we can go for in later rounds, but we HAVE to be smart this year. Our D is looking good, all we need to do is at that O-lineman that will make our offense legit. We can't screw this up.

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I like the info and the photos, makes a nice looking post. Good job.

I really haven't researched it enough to the later rounds, but I'd like to have one of the top tackles(Oher or A.Smith) if they are there, if not Maualuga or Cushing.... 13 is a little high for either..trading back a few places would be good in that scenario. obviously Orakpo if he fell but that pretty much isn't happening. Beyond that I don't know. Knowshon Moreno does intrigue me a bit but I think we have more pressing areas of need at RT and SLB.

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I think you are a bit off on some of your draft ranges, but you never know who is going to fall. Still, I'd be moderately surprised if Sidbury makes it to us in the 3rd, and if Shipley is still sitting around in the 6th.

Last, I don't know if Beatty would be there in the 2nd unless its a very early pick.

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I like Urbik a lot! I would not be one bit displeased if we take him in the 3rd. Also if Brinkley can regain his form he can be a steal in the 5th. He really slid after his injury.

I think Urbik would be a good fit in our system if we can take him, I just don't trust Rinehart at this point.

Brinkley was still solid his senior year, his knee injury allowed Eric Norwood to step up for South Carolina as he moved from DE to OLB and could roam around alot more, which was previously more Brinkley's duties, although he'd roam from the MLB position.

Brinkley's knee injury actually got him to add some weight, which I think is to his benefit. He bulked up to around 270-275 and still ran in the 4.7-4.8s, which I think is pretty impressive for his size. If he could maintain that weight, or trim down into the 260s, I think he could slide over to SLB from time to time, he's a force against the run, I just think his coverage deficiencies will drop him into the middle of the 2nd day of the draft.

I like what you had in your desired mock, but I really think Lawrence Sidbury is going to find his way into the 2nd round, I don't think we'll have the opportunity to get him.

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We need to trade down in this draft if we want to address all the major holes.

I fully expect us to do so unless Orakpo falls to us. You can check my sig for where I think we'll go after that.

Thankfully, the 2 of the biggest needs are on the lines, so it's very unlikely they don't get addressed early this draft ( I know how much many of you want it to happen).

Of the people most likely to fall to us in the lower 1st round, I think Alex Mack is the BPA among OL, and since he's the #1 center and can play guard (from his reports) I'd say he's a great fit for the Skins, and he and Rhino could allow us to release Randy Thomas in the near future, and move Rabach in to back up G/C.

I think the #1 center is going to be BPA over the #4-#6 LBer or DE.

Trading down means we need a player there someone will trade up for. This will either be QB or OL. Denver could take Sanchez, or they could stick with Orton and build their D back up. I think the Lions are going to draft Jason Smith #1, so they'll likely be looking to move back up to get a QB. Stafford won't fall to us, but he will fall somewhat, which will push Sanchez to us and give the Lions incentive to trade up and get him once the Broncos pass and before the Jets or someone else gets him. We'd get the 20th pick in the 1st round and the 1st pick in the 3rd round.

If we do stay at 13 I imagine we'll draft Andre Smith.

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