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Kdawg Mock 1.0 (4 Rounds) and early early early projected 53 man roster for 2009
Sure this is going to change by the time the end of April approaches . . . I will try to make this as reasonable as possible.
1. Brandon Spikes - ILB - Do it all LB who would be a ILB in our 3-4 . . . versatile enough to be a OLB. Excellent cover skills, blitzer . . . against the run . . . not perfect at anything . . . but great at everything.
2a. Clint Sintim - OLB - Do it all LB who would be a OLB in our 3-4 . . . very versatile . . . solid pass rusher and solid in coverage.
2b. Alex Mack - C - Power running Center . . . our Oline just got a huge upgrade. Some say the best Center prospect since atleast Mangold. Definite Parcells guy.
3. Lou Delmas - FS - Talented Small school safety . . . very aggressive and will be a FS for us . . . great in run support, still a bit shaky in coverage but he will get better with good coaching. .
4. Ron Brace - NT - Competes with Soliai to be our NT of the future. Gets a year behind Fergy also.
I know, I didn't get our young CB . . . I'm sure before April and after Free Agency I will get our needs down more. Remember Ratings are very spread out right now . . . some people think Delmas can go 2nd round . . . some people say 5th.
With this draft, I am assuming we resign Goodman, Carey, Bell, Hill, Crowder and Roth (obviously there is a good chance we don't resign all six guys . . . but we will in this projection)
QB - Pennington/Henne/Beck
RB - Brown/Williams/Cobbs
FB - Polite
WR - Ginn/Camarillo/Bess/London/5th WR
TE - Fasano/Martin/Haynos
LT - Long/Ndukwe
LG - Satele/Murphy
C - Mack
RG - Smiley/Thomas
RT - Carey/OT prospect
(Carey would be first LT backup and Satele would be first C backup . . Ndukwe gives us depth also at guard and Smiley could be an emergency tackle. I mean I don't know if the Trifecta is SOUR on Satele . . . but he easily could just be the primary backup at both G spots and at Center . . . and we could roll with the LG Smiley and RG Thomas like we did this year.)
DE - Langford/Starks
NT - Ferguson/Soliai/Brace
DE - Merling/Wright/Dotson
OLB - Porter/Anderson
ILB - Crowder/Ayodele
ILB - Spikes/Torbor/Walden
OLB - Sintim/Roth
(Obviously we know what Walden is here for)
CB - Will Allen/Andre Goodman/Jason Allen (could be gone)/Nathan Jones/5th CB
FS - Delmas/Renaldo Hill
SS - Yeremiah Bell/Tyrone Culver
(Jason Allen still is the tweener here, gives us additional safety depth just in case)
K - Dan Carpenter
P - Brandon Fields
LS - John Denney (I guess)
There is the 53 (Trust me, I know we hit on late picks and UDFA's . . . so there are guys here . . . Jason Allen/Matt Roth/Torbor/Wright/Dotson/Hill/Crowder/etc . . . who may not make this roster . . . we gotta wait tho).
The Notable guy missing here is Vonnie Holiday. I think he is this years suprise cut . . . he is not really a 3-4 DE and is is not a 3-4 OLB. I love his leadership . . . but Its time for Langford and Merling to be our DE's.
No idea who we are seeking in FA . . . I'm guessing we chase after another LB like we did Pace last year . . . but this is an early projection.
Hopefully that 5th DB . . . ends up being our #1 (Robinson or dare I say Asmougha??) and maybe our 5th WR ends up being Torry Holt. All speculation at this point but fun to think about.
If things work out with this draft u go into 2010 looking at WR/DB/JP replacement to groom and then just sure up the depth on the OLine and whatever else. 2010 we should have the pieces in place.