Certain positions are able to walk in Day 1 w/o a huge learning curve. OL/DL, WR, RB… I think the learning curve is fairly steep for the rest of them and outside of grabbing the best QB, TE, Safety, LB and CB, not many are NFL ready to step right in. For me, it makes the case that if we are to draft a CB it is either Okudah, late round flier, or not at all. I am all in on drafting starters. WR is deep so I think we can wait until the 3rd and still get some serious value. The same is true with OT. RB isn’t all that deep but I think there will still be some great talent in the 3rd. If you are planning on no rotation, then I believe that you need to draft one before then.
The various injuries we had on DL last season makes it difficult to say what we might need at DE, but not DT. We need to use a higher pick. I assume that we will be trading out of 3 and that we will have at least an extra 2nd and 3rd.
Okudah, Blacklock, Isaiah Wilson who I think projects better as an OG than an OT in the NFL, Greenard, Claypool and Darrynton Evans. While some of these positions naturally rotate, I think all 6 could be major contributors before the season is over.
Later rounds you can find help at OT with guys like Trey Adams who would go right to IR but when he’s healthy could be a huge steal. Agim and Coe at DL, Geno Stone safety who was money on 3rd down for Iowa. I’ve even been fairly convinced that picking Mann would be a good thing, and that’s another starter. Hard to say whether he makes it to the 5th but I wouldn’t take him before then.