We need a dominating dictating defense! That is what AJ Smith has been saying over and over again. We need it! At draft time, that needs to be our priority.
I went over to NFL Spin Zone and saw a list of the first few teams in the draft and who they will take, should take, could take and shouldn’t take. I thought it was a sweet idea, so had to make one for our Bolts.
Who they will take:
Joe Schmoe from Maine
We are talking about AJ Smith here! Who we will pick.. NOBODY KNOWS! Anytime that we fall in love with someone in the draft, we just seem to go in a different direction. Who did you like going into last year’s draft? Did we pick him? NOPE!
Joe Schmoe! That’s how we roll! Expect it!
Who they should take:
Nick Perry, OLB/DE, USC
Whitney Mercilus, OLB/DE, Illinois
Courtney Upshaw, OLB, Alabama
Defense, Defense and DEFENSE!! We need impact players on the defensive side of the ball and we need to get more pressure on the quarterback. The Giants had all kinds of players that they could put on the field to chase around the quarterback and it worked out well for them. We have to give coach Pagano the same ammunition.
Who they could take:
Mark Barron, SS, Alabama
The depth at the strong safety position in this draft is lacking and Barron is at the top of the class. It would be a surprise pick, but we would be filling a huge need on the team. There is also some depth for pass rushers in this draft and we could be able to pick up the pass rusher that we need in the next round.
Who they shouldn’t take:
David DeCastro, OG, Stanford
Cordy Glenn, OG, Georgia
Anyone on offensive side of the ball
Did I mention that our priorities should be defense? The offensive starters are set and we can draft for depth at positions later in the draft, but we should not use our first round draft pick on an offensive player. Cordy Glenn and David DeCastro have been popular in mock drafts for us, but we have bigger needs to fill.
What do you think of the list? I know there are some of you out there that want to take that offensive player!
@joebeltran619 from twitter sent me this pic and needed to add it to the post: