Originally Posted by RamziD
These are players that we could be targeting at #14 or with a slight trade down (to around #20) to acquire a mid-round pick. There will undoubtedly be prospects who move up after the combine, but for now I think these are the main guys.
: David DeCastro (Stanford), Cordy Glenn (Georgia)
: Dre Kirkpatrick (Alabama), Alfonzo Dennard (Nebraska)
: Courtney Upshaw (Alabama), Melvin Ingram (South Carolina)
: Luke Kuechly (Boston College), Dont'a Hightower (Alabama)
: Devon Still (Penn State)
Out of that list, my top choices would be DeCastro, Kirkpatrick, and Ingram (in no particular order).
[View Full Quote]Interestingly, somebody on here (I think it was SDogo, maybe some others as well) mentioned the possibility of moving Bruce Carter to OLB to take advantage of his natural pass-rushing skills. I'm not much of a player evaluator to know how realistic that is, but that certainly opens up the possibility of drafting another tackling machine ala Luke Kuechly to pair with our other tackling machine, Sean Lee... and that could make a pretty dominant pairing.
Nice list. I believe if Jerry signs one of the top guards in free agency (Nicks or Grubbs), then DeCastro will be out of the running at #14. I just can't see a top FA guard and a #1 draft pick at guard coming to Big D. Here's my ideal offseason:
FA targets: OG Carl Nicks, S Michael Griffin and ILB Kirk Morrison
Round 1: OLB's Courtney Upshaw or Melvin Ingram
Round 2: Top CB on the board
Round 3: Top defensive lineman on the board
OL in 2012: LT Tyron Smith, LG Carl Nicks, C Kevin Kowalski, RG David Arkin or Bill Nagy, RT Doug Free