Originally Posted by Big Guy
It isn't sexy, but I think this is the year they go with guys who can come in and develop - likely no first year starters.
2. Marcus Johnson OG Ole Miss - Durable, big, versitile, athletic guard who wll start for ten years after he replaces Carlisle at mid year.
3a. Vince Jackson - Homer pick. After initial surge of publicity it sounds like he is falling due to scouts looking at film and seeing that is does not run great routes, his lack of big time competition and some of the speed receivers are moving up fast.
3b. Ciatrick Fason RB Florida Would have been late first/early second had he stayed in school. Elusive, one move back with great attitude and receiving skills. Needs to gain about 10 pounds but can do that at hs age. Turner gets a reward for his loyalty.
3c. Adam Kieft OT Central Michigan - Huge (6'7", 335), athletic, extremely smart, great technique, very physical. Could be the replacement for Foster when he moves to the left side.
Just for kicks:
6. Ellis Hobbs - CB Iowa St.Small, but very fast with great leaping ability. Very aggresive. Stash him on the PS and he has a chance to make folk forget Hearndon.
7. Madison Hedgecock TE/FB/LS - Former DE who is a mean blocker with some recieiving skills. Can long snap. With his size and quickness, he would be good on the ST lines. Great attitude. With luck he could conserve a roster spot by replacing both Hape and Leach.
I like your picks a lot. I read that the Steelers really like Marcus Johnson and are considering taking him late in the first round. If he did fall to us he could help ease the pain of not taking Baas.
Vince Jackson has been a fan favorite here so if the Broncos pass on him most of this board is gonna flip!
Ciatrick Fason RB is an interesting pick. Most would say that we don't need RB but with Q and Anderson coming off injuries and Bell a first year starter I like this pick. I also think Fason is going to be a pretty darn good pro back.
A job well done!