Overall thoughts on the draft + UDFA
Seems like we are done, we have a draft class of
1st - #4 – Matt Kalil, OT - USC
1st - #29 – Harrison Smith, SS - Notre Dame
3rd - #66 - Josh Robinson, CB - UCF
4th - #118 – Jarius Wright, WR - Arkansas
4th - #128 – Rhett Ellison, FB/TE - USC
4th - #134 - Greg Childs, WR - Arkansas
5th - #139 – Robert Blanton, CB/S - Notre Dame
6th - #175 – Blair Walsh, K - Georgia
7th - #210 – Audie Cole, OLB/ILB - North Carolina State
7th - #219 - Trevor Guyton, DE/DT - California
We also picked up a 4th and a 6th round pick next year.
Loved the Kalil pick and loved the trade into 4th to save a little bit of money proberly along with picking up extra picks, which helped us moving back into the first round to select Smith, another great pick who fits maybe our biggest need.
Josh Robinson was a corner i really liked, he can play right away and has blazing speed to run the the fastest guys down the field..
Then it started getting a little bit wrong for me, the two Arkansas wideouts were not really the kind of wideouts i was thinking we should select, i would rather have selected someone who was projected to play the outside WR-Spot.
I thought we had already covered the TE/FB need in Free Agency
Selecting Blair Walsh shocked me, are we really gonna go with two kickers on the roster or is Longwell done here?, i don't really know about that.. Blair Walsh was the best kicker on College Football two years ago but suddenly had a shockingly bad year last year and no one knows what happened to him but he couldnt be trusted anymore and Georgia had to use another kicker in some situations instead.
Blanton seems like an ok pick up, but i don't know much about him other than he might have the ability to play safety and he could get a shot there..
Audie Cole and Guyton seems like good value picks from what i know.
I know nothing about any of these guys, i have heard of Corey Paredes but never read anything on him, we will see if any of these guys make the team.
• Boise State DT Chase Baker
• UCLA RB Derrick Coleman
• Florida Atlantic DE Kevin Cyrille
• Nicholls State CB Bobby Felder
• Bowling Green WR Kamar Jorden
• Penn State DE Eric Latimore
• Iowa LB Tyler Nielsen
• Cal DE Ernest Owusu
• Hawaii LB Corey Paredes
• Virginia G Austin Pasztor
• North Carolina DT Tydreke Powell
• Missouri DT Terrell Resonno
• Mississippi State C Quentin Saulsberry
• Oregon T Darrion Weems
• South Carolina CB CC Whitlock
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