Knowing what you know now.
Hindsight is always 20/20.
Use this link to refer to the order of the draft. You can replace players we chose with players that were still available at each respective pick.
The players in bold are the ones that I wouldn't change and that we DID select.
Round 1- #11:
or Shawne Merriman
(I'm still in the same position I was in before the draft last year. Either of these selections would have made me happy. I still stand by that.)
Round 1- #20:
Mark Clayton or Marcus Spears
(Once again, same as last year. I don't think Clayton's potential has been realized yet and I'm not sure it ever will in BAL. He could have been the shifty, speedy youth at WR for years to come that we so desperately need. And he's a high character guy who wanted to play for Dallas. Spears of course is also a high character guy with his greates years ahead of him.)
Round 2- #42:
(Liked the Burnett pick at the time. But even before our first game I got a bad feeling about his bust potential. Something just didn't seem right. Who knows. Maybe he'll still pan out. But Tatupu would have been an immediate contributor and a great replacement for Dat, now. WR Terrence Murphy to me is another unproven talent but I think he has "it". I would have considered him as well if we didn't choose Clayton at pick #20. He also wanted to play for Dallas.)
Round 4- #109
(I love the MB3 choice but in order to get Cole, I'd have to pull the trigger here. I see Cole as being a rising passrushing star in this league and I really liked him last year during the draft. Think he could fit in really well in the 3-4. Excellent pass rusher. We'll be seeing plenty of him across the line against Philly for years to come, IMO. Can't say I'm all that displeased with Barber though so...)
(Best pick in the draft. Wouldn't change a thing.)
-I was also very high on Gerald Sensabaugh who JAX drafted in the 5th round.-
Round 6- #208
(Like this pick too. Still hope he wins the spot next year.)
Round 6- #209
(Would have rather had a true FB selected than another project OT. Thanks Petitti but no thanks. Broughton was the #1 FB on my board- big, powerful and with good hands. He was a steal in the 6th round, IMO.)
Round 7- #224
(Another great pick I wouldn't change. Although I might consider QB Matt Cassel [USC] which NE drafted. He looked nice in the preseason.
Man we had a good draft. Amazing how many selections I wouldn't change even now with the season winding down. Any other year I probably would have change most all of the selections.