Hi, long time lurker. You guys should post more mocks. I scan this forum everyday. Anyway, on to my question. IMO, our weakest area is OLB. I hated watching Thomas and Pace get stuffed one-on-one all year long, sometimes by TEs! Given that this year's DL crop looks really strong, I think our focus should be on coming away with two OLBs. My reasoning is that I think there are good OLB prospects AND shouldn't an exceptional DL crop this year drive down the value next year? I mean if 5 3-4 teams take a DL in round 1 this year would they really be looking at DL in the first next year? Since we are at 30, why take the leftovers this year, assuming a better player would fall to 32 next year?
So what do you think these scenarios:
1.30 - Akeem Ayers / Justin Houston / Aldon Smith
3.30 - Jabaal Sheard (maybe we have to trade up for him)
Trade back into round 2 Ayers/Houston/Smith are gone.
2.? - Brooks Reed
2.30 - Jabaal Sheard
I think two of these players would take our D to the next level and it would allow us to toss Pace out next year and not look back. I don't want to gamble on a serious project at OLB, I'd rather have a super unit, given the importance of the position. I'm also assuming that Rex can turn water into wine with what we have on the DL.