Assumptions: 1. No trades in this version. 2. We sign PacMan to a Conditional 2009 draft pick. Round 1 Pick A. K. Phillips, S, Miami - Phillips would be considered fair value here. He could immediately help us in several of Wade's "defensive packages", and Phillips also provides insurance in case Hamlin leaves after this season or if R Williams ends up getting cut after this season (Hamlin replaces RW, and Phillips plays FS). In any case, Phillips makes a lot of sense. Pick B. Stewart, RB, Oregon - If Stewart didn't have to wait until training camp to get on the field, he would likely be gone around the middle of the 1st round (plus or minus a few spots). Stewart represents very good value here, and his injury is not career threatening. Additionally, he is capable of carrying the load in case MBIII gets injured. Plus, he can catch out of the backfield and help on kick returns, if necessary. Round 2 Earl Bennett, WR, Vanderbilt - A very productive college player who should be able to contribute very quickly. He runs great routes, is tough, runs a sub 4.50 40, and he could immediately help us in the slot. Because he is a very good route runner, he could help us faster than a developmental prospect. (And we've already got several of them on our roster.) Round 3 Red Bryant, DT/NT, Texas A&M - A big guy who should be able to help man the middle fairly quickly. I think Spears is gone next year, and I'd love to move Ratliff to DE in any case. Bryant at NT, Canty and Ratliff start at DE. Our DL is set for years. Again, I'm projecting forward to 2009 and what our roster will look like and who will likely depart. Round 4 C Jackson, CB, LSU - Physical CB who will have a year to develop behind TNew, Henry, and PacMan. Hopefully with Ball and Jackson we have enough young talent to develop. Round 5 P. Hillis, FB, Ark - Red Ball is going to use the FB position as a weapon this year. Hillis can catch and run. He will rotate with Cricket. But frankly said, opposing defenses have to cover this guy because he can catch and run. Plus he's could also play the H-Back role for us and be used as a short yardage pick up back (and obviously STs). Round 6 J Johnson, QB, San Diego - B Johnson is going to be 40 this year. J Johnson will be our number 2 in 2009. We need to start developing a good prospect, otherwise we will have to dive into FA next year. Round 7 J Lehman, ILB, Illinois - Lehman is going to fall because of an injury suffered in his final college game (vs. USC). He is an instinctive, tough football player who is also a leader. The knock on him is his timed 40 speed (around 4.8 area). But I think he has the leasership, instincts, toughness, and strength to play ILB, and I don't really think his 40 time is as relevant for that position. Also, I think there's a good chance that Adoyele is traded, and let's remember that Burnett is in his final year. Carp is an enigma. We are bringing in 2 ILBs in April, so I think this is a position the coaching staff is concerned about going into 2009. Again, I'm projecting forward to what are our needs next season. Should also be able to contribute on STs.