We need one of those drafts that come around once in a generation for a team. And I feel like we have the ammo to do it this year .
Some recent examples I found. Baltimore had one in 2018 when the landed QB Lamar Jackson (Round 1), OT Orlando Brown Jr. (Round 3), TE Mark Andrews (Round 3), OG Bradley Bozeman (Round 6). The Colts did it in 2018 too with OG Quenton Nelson (Round 1), LB Darius Leonard (Round 2), OT Braden Smith (Round 2), EDGE Kemoko Turay (Round 2), LB Matthew Adams (Round 7). Jags in 2016: CB Jalen Ramsey (Round 1), LB Myles Jack (Round 2), EDGE Yannick Ngakoue (Round 3). Raiders had one five years ago or so with EDGE Khalil Mack (Round 1), QB Derek Carr (Round 2), OG Gabe Jackson (Round 3) . Minnesota had one not too long ago with CB Trae Waynes (Round 1), LB Eric Kendricks (Round 2), EDGE Danielle Hunter (Round 3), WR Stefon Diggs (Round 5)
Anyway, point is when you do a mock you are never going to fill every hole. When you do that you are the dog chasing the rabbit at a dog track. But landing 3-4 high quality starters is a HUGE draft. I keep going back to a draft that consists of Derrick Brown and Cesar Ruiz. Then I feel like we should be able to get starter level WR and EDGE in the 3rd 4th rounds. I know that isn’t a particularly sexy draft but I keep looking over our DTs and I’m not that sold on them. Brown gives us a force in the middle and Harrison is running on empty. We all saw what a healthy Harrison did to our D when he arrived. Ruiz would be plug and play athletic OG who can also play OC. We build through the middle…
Then you start adding in trade scenarios and it gets sexier as we pick up an extra first or second or both.
I’m sure I’ll change my mind 20 more times before its all over.