Whoever the new HC is that comes in is going to realize without researching much about this team that our main weakness is offense, more specifically the QB position, and has been so for many years. So I believe this coach will want to make a BOLD statement to the team, the organization and the fans that he will be here for a long time so I believe he will invest his 1st round pick with a QB. This belief is only made if Russel or Quinn falls to our spot which is possible (This scenario is all assuming Brian Brohm stays at Lousville which seems likely):
1st pick - Oakland Raiders- they go with EITHER Brady Quinn or Jamarcus Russel- If raiders go with Quinn, I believe Russel has a big posibility of falling to us bc Russel would then be the next best Qb and i dont think he fits in to Detroits scheme.
2nd pick- Detroit Lions - Here is the pick to look at- Bc Marinelli already stated he will stick with Kitna for the 07 season, they might look to make the Oline better by drafting Joe Thomas. The Thomas pick would even be greater solidified if the Raiders were to pick Quinn bc I doubt Lions would pick Russel.
3rd pick- Cleveland Browns- They drafted Frye couple years ago so I think they give him atleast one more year. Theyve built some playmakers around him and they may look to go with a bunch of guys from Calvin Johnson, to Joe Thomas, to Adrian Peterson, or even Alan Branch. I doubt they go QB here.
4th pick- Tampa Bay Bucs- This ones easy. They just gave Simms a contract extension, they dont go QB here.
5th pick- Arizona Cardinals- Even easier one here. They just drafted Leinart.
6th pick- Washington Redskins- Jason Campbell is improving and they look elsewhere.
7th pick- Minnesota Vikings- This is the last problem for the fins. They might go with Quinn or Russel (whoevers there, if ones even left at this point) but they might give the athletic Tarvaris Jackson some time to develop with Brad Johnson (whos really old). They might go with a WR here. They need a #1 reciever desperately. Or they might go CB with Leon Hall bc Darren Sharper might be leaving , plus their secondary is horrible.
8th pick- Houston Texans- With their first 2 picks going to the defensive side last year, i think their first pick goes towards a RB whichever is BPA at that position.
9th pick- IF for some reason the Lions dont go with Quinn or Russel (whoever Raiders dont choose) I think we have a legit shot at the other top QB... Russel would be perfect here bc he could learn a lot from a player just like him in Cpep.