1. Dont'a Hightower LB Alabama 6'4" 260lbs- Spencer, James, and Brooking will all be free agents this offseason. People are crazy about Burfict, but Hightower fits our needs perfectly. He has the size to play inside or outside, he has been the leader of an NFL-quality 3-4 defense for several years now, and he's got a nose for the football. 2. Ben Jones C Georgia 6'3" 316lbs- The Cowboys have struggled in short-yardage and red zone situations until recently, and alot of that has to do with the play in the middle of the line. Jones has the size to anchor against bigger NTs, and he has the experience of starting 45 games at C against SEC competition. 3. Kawann Short DL Purdue 6'3" 310lbs- Short has a good combination of size and explosiveness that should allow him to play either T or E for Rob Ryan. Kawann has been a consistent performer throughout his college career, and outside of Ratliff nobody has been able to step up on a consistent basis for us on the DL. 4. Donnie Fletcher DB Boston College 6'1" 195lbs- No BC defensive back has been drafted higher than the 4th round since 1990. Fletcher may be worthy of a higher pick but because of that I'll slot him here. He has the size to match up against bigger receivers, and he is a ball hawk. He may not have the speed to stay at CB, but he is a solid tackler and would probably make a good FS. 5. Matt Reynolds OL BYU 6'6" 305lbs- Currently plays LT and has started every game of his college career. He may be better suited to play G, but would add good depth to the OL. 6. Eddie Whitley FS Virginia Tech 6'0" 190lbs- Why Whitley is rated this low, I don't know but what I do know is that he would be a steal here. He is a leader in the defensive secondary and has the ability to line up anywhere. 6. (Possible Comp Pick) Jerry Franklin LB Arkansas 6'1" 245lbs- This guy may be a little under-sized but all he does is make big plays. We need more playmakers at LB and it is a position we are thin at, so its a natural fit. 7. George Bryan TE NC State 6'5" 265lbs- Not as athletic as Bennett, but he may be able to develop into what we thought Bennett could be. Bryan averages 10 yards per catch and has the size to be an extra OT almost. Too much upside not to take a gamble here. I know there will be people who say we need CB help earlier, but when you look at good 3-4 defenses like Pittsburgh and Baltimore they are built on a strong front 7 and rather average secondaries. Newman is having a career year under Ryan, and we have a solid young tandem in Jenkins and Scandrick. The more this defense comes together and learns to communicate, the better the secondary will perform and I believe that a mid-round pick for depth will be adequate. Other than that are there any comments?