Originally Posted by a_minimalist
So you think those three will be around in the early to mid 20's? Or those are who you'd take at 14? I ask for clarity because recently from what I've been reading and hearing is that those players will all be gone by the 20th pick. That's where my concern about getting fancy with trading down comes in.
Sorry, I was hoping they might be there in the early 20s. I was just going by what I had read awhile ago so things have probably changed. I actually don't want Barron - I just have heard our name tacked to him. I'd prefer someone else.
Looking at some of the mocks I'd take my chances there with one of:
Although my preference would actually be a trade down and pick up next year's first in the process. I actually like the second round as much as I like the bottom of the first for us. This is a very deep draft and I like players like Brooks and Silatolu over Glenn. I like some of the 2nd round CBs over Kirkpatrick (but not over Gilmore). I like some of the later OLBs like Curry and Irvin over Upshaw and Hightower.
So given the available choice I'd actually prefer to defer our 1st until next year and hopefully pick up a second and third rounder in the process of dropping down. Now we have 2 seconds, 2 thirds and 2 fourths and 2 firsts next year.
My real hope in this process is to end up with a top 10 next year to get one of the QBs as the heir apparent to Romo. I think we'll end up outside the top 10 and next year is a good QB draft. We'd still be able to draft a player with our first next year in this scenario. If we don't get the QB or like the players we can defer our first again. Alternatively we could use the two first rounders to trade up for an impact player if necessary.
I just see this as a superior strategy to drafting non-impact players in the first.