Not knocking the Roy11 trade, because it very well may end up paying dividends far beyond the cost, but the more I look at some of the players coming out, the more it seems so unfortunate that we won't have a number 1 this year. Oh well, hindsight and all that. Consider that FIVE (half!) surefire members of almost any list of the top 10 players that are almost certain to come out (in terms of talent and production) are almost pigeon-holed to a 34 role. Curry and Maualuga are all almost ready made 34 ILBs. Orakpo has 34 edge rusher written all over him, and would be really out of position, if still passable, at end in the pros. Tyson Jackson is, quite frankly, a 34 DE or nothing. BJ Raji (who, in another thread, was a topic of discussion as to whether he would even be a Round 1 pick...which seems baffling to me, having watched several BC games) is a prototype 2-gap NT waiting to happen. Even outside of the very elite, Clay Matthews, Larry English, Brian Cushing, Cody Brown...all 34 guys. Really, of people you'd tag with a first round grade, other than Sintim out of Virginia or Laurinaitis at linebacker, and Michael Johnson and MAYBE Michael Bennett at end, the front seven opportunities this year really seem to favor the 3-4, and with the distribution of teams using each scheme, seems like a good year to have the number 1 pick in hand.