Pretend for a second that the Fins do not trade their 9th pick and at the time of the draft, they have not signed any FAs. Lets say for arguments sake, G. Adams, J. Anderson, Branch, Russel, Quinn, Thomas, Johnson, and Peterson are all off the board. Who would you like the Fins to draft with their 1st overall pick?
Patrick Willis- Best LB in the draft. Not great at one thing but good at everything. Many will say he is a reach.
Levi Brown- Most scouts will say he is the 2nd best OT in the draft. Most will also say he is a reach. Fills arguably the biggest need for the Fins.
Dwayne Bowe- Best Senior WR by far. Wowed scouts in Senior Bowl practices. Everyone will say he is a reach. Reminds many, including myself of Anquin Boldin and could potentially be a great #1 reciever in the NFL.
Darrelle Revis- The CB position is a huge need for the Fins as the Fins secondary was exposed in many games this past season. According to scouts, there is no front runner. I personally don't know his coverage skiils and am basing this pick from my readings and the fact that we desperately need a shutdown corner.
Leon Hall- Same as above.
From what I have read on this site, other Fin fan selections...
Laron Landry- The Fins secondary was exposed and I could understand why many people believe we should take a huge talent like Landry. My objection to this pick would be that we just drafted a safety. Also IMO, the safety position is not the best position to draft in the 1st round. Also, it took J. Allen basically a whole season to learn Caper's schemes so Landry might not make much of an impact in his 1st season. Despite those objections, he, unlike the other picks, could essentially not be much of a reach.
Amobi Okoye- Scouts love this guy. He's a major talent.Simply put however, I do not believe he fits Caper's defensive schemes. Could or could not be a reach, more to come after Senior Bowl/Combine.
Dwayne Jarrett- The Fins could definitely use a playmaker on offense and this guy is a great reciever, no denying that. Scouts will say he doesn't have the speed and doesn't get good seperation. When I see him play, I think Keyshawn Johnson.
Ted Ginn, Jr.- This guy would definitely add a playmaker. He is extremely fast and agile. He may be nothing more than a slot reciever/return specialist in the NFL and with that idea, may be a major reach. Side note, my own personal comparisons, Johnnie Lee Higgins.
Reggie Nelson- Similar comments to Laron Landry.
With all that said, who do you believe the Fins should draft with their 1st overall pick? Please explain your thoughts, because personally I am completely uncertain as to who would be the best pick.