I would very much like to take Kessel at 2. The only drawbacks are things I have read about his attitude and he doesn't have a good relationship with Crosby based on something that happened awhile ago. I really want a monster goal scoring wing. I know he' a center, but he would be an awesome wing to close on the passes from our two playmaking centers. Crosby, Malkin and Kessel on the powerplay would be very powerful, no excuses for anything less than 30% on the PP with that group. EJ is nice and all, but I don't want to wait 2,3 years. E.J. Hradek as well as a second source talked about a hypothetical swap of the pick to Carolina for Jack Johnson, although Hradek framed it as just an idea, while the latter said there are some legs to it. That would be nice. He is already very friendly with Sid and probably can hit the league in about 1 more year. These elite defensemen are nice and all, I just really want a powerful winger or two.
OM Mock Draft- New Orleans GM
1A. Jaelen Strong, WR Arizona State
1B. Clive Walford, TE Miami (Fla.)
2. Eli Harold, 3-4 OLB Virginia
3A. Tre Jackson, G Florida State
3B. Jeff Luc, ILB Cincinnati
4. Senquez Golson, CB Ole Miss
5. David Parry DT, Stanford
7A. Miles Dieffenbach, G Penn St.
7B. Deion Barnes, 3-4 OLB Penn St.
Ray Drew, DE Georgia
Rob Crisp, OT NC State
Chris Harper, WR Cal
Curtis Grant, LB Ohio State
Brison Williams, S S. Carolina
DT Shackleford, LB Ole Miss
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