Last year before we traded our 2 #1's to move up we had the 13th and 22nd picks. Here we are this year with the 12th pick. Many mocks are projecting us to take one of the following players:
Last year there were a few players being mentioned for us in mocks in the first round. The ones I listed below did not even go in the first round.
[b]Player [/b][b]Overall [/b][b]Round[/b]
Boss Bailey 34 2
Rashean Mathis 39 2
Terry Pierce 51 2
Mike Doss 58 2
Teyo Johnson 63 2
Kelly Washington 65 3
This further demonstrates while it is fun to do mock drafts, very few will be even close to resembling where players will end up. Do I think Vilma could last until our 2nd pick? Yes I do. There will be alot of changes and alot of trade downs at the top. There was a time when having a top ten pick guaranteed you a star. But for the money you have to pay a first round pick these days and the way guys like Ricky Manning Jr. (3rd round) play, I would trade out of the first round completely.
I guess all I am saying is that alot of the players that mocks have us selecting are too early to pick at 12. That is, if history has shown us anything. I [b]laugh [/b]to myself everytime I think of the discussion from last year about how great it would be if we selected Kelly Washington at 13 and Boss Bailey at 22. :unsure: B)