Round 1 – No. 23 overall Gabe Carimi, OT Wisconsin: Our O-line was terrible last year. We’ve needed to improve it for years. Is this the year that we finally pull the trigger. Carimi is a very good pass blocker and a dominant run blocker – just what we need.
Round 2 – No. 54 overall Davon House, CB New Mexico State: He is from a small school, but has great stats and a great combine. I’m comfortable having him start next to Asante.
Round 3 – No. 85 overall round 2 Dontay Moch, OLB Nevada: We need at least one new starting linebacker. Moch might be better in the 3-4 but I think that he can play the 4-3 as well. He has very good straight speed, but is not as great side to side. Overall he had great stats as a rush linebacker/DE in college. My only concern would be his coverage ability.
Round 4 – No. 104 overall (from Washington) Mason Foster, LB Washington: had an amazing senior year with 163 tackles, 14 for a loss, 6.5 sacks and 3 passes broken up. His measureables were alright at the combine, but I would like to see him improve at his pro day. He seems to have good instincts and is alright in pass coverage. His run defense seemed like his strong point.
Round 4 – No. 120 overall Brandon Hogan, CB West Virginia: Statically he was better than most CBs, but he tore his ACL in December. He seems to have good speed and is someone that we could take a chance on. I would feel more comfortable drafting two CBs even though Trevor Lindley looks like he has potential.
Round 5 – No. 153 overall Roy Helu, RB Nebraska: Helu has good speed and great cutting ability. He has good size and statistics including over 1200 yards and a 6.6 yard average his senior year. He could run lower with more power though. If he is still around in the 5th round he would be a steal. We could use a back up running back, but even if we needed a starter, I would never spend a high pick on one. You can get quality running backs late in the draft.
Round 7 – No. 228 overall (from Seattle) Mark LeGree, FS Appalachian State: He has good size one of the better combines, posting under a 7 3-cone and under 4.5 in the 40. He had a total of 22 interceptions in his career and 10 in one year. I would take him in the sixth too if we need to trade up.
Round 7 – No. 236 overall (compensatory selection) Mike Person. OG Montana State: More ammunition for the O-line. He has the best leg strength of any guard. Small school prospects are typically underrated.
Round 7 – No. 239 overall (compensatory selection) Aldrick Robinson, WR Southern Methodist: He is one of the most athletic WRs and had an awesome senior year at 1300 yards and 14 TDs. Once again – another underrated small school prospect.
FA – Scott Lutrus, OLB Connecticut: He has pretty good size, speed and decent stats. He had really good stats his first two years, but then declined. He is worth taking a chance on late.