Any way you look at it, we lost bodies up front on the D. Especially with Revis gone, we HAVE to do a better job of getting to the QB quicker/more consistently.
The question is, do we take someone like Star, giving us a KILLER DL, so a later round OLB has an easier time getting to the backfield? Or do we shoot the moon with someone like Mingo and grab DL depth later on? Personally I like the former, but I'm about as far from a college scout as it gets, so I'll just sit back and watch how things unfold.
I'm DEFINITELY not in the "go O just to go O" camp. I don't want a "non-elite" TE that early, regardless of how bad we need one. On the OL, I want Cooper the most because he can play all three interior positions, which I give more value to than a "super-mauler" like Warmack. I hear the WR value is in the later rounds, so I want nothing to do with a risk like Austin.
"I really hope"
-- we grab no more than ONE offensive player in the first round (assuming no trades)
-- we go 2/2 on O/D with our first four picks (again, no trades)
-- we walk away from this draft with a potential pass rusher, a safety, a WR, a TE and depth along both lines (willing to ride out the QB situation for a year unless there's a player that REALLY gets our attention/falls to us)
Of course trades would make it easier to fill more holes -- I'm just afraid this isn't a draft people want to trade INTO, but OUT OF . . .