1st rd: Larry English OLB NIU 6-2 254- Ideal frame and JP's replacement. Good pass rush and non stop motor defiantly a BP type of player. Needs some polishing but will be a quick study. I know Cushing is a popular pick but i think that English will be the pick here. Cushing played with an elite defense and is a fantastic player. But English required double and sometimes triple teams, can run himself out of plays but i think can make the translation to OLB with relative ease.
2nd rd A: Eric Wood C UL 6-4 304- Stock is flying up HANDLED Raji on several occasions and though i like Satele i think he is a better guard and will help our outside running game because he is good in space. Wood will anchor the line for years and with Thomas and Long and Satele we have a young and good line.
2nd rd B: Ron Brace DT, BC 6-3 324- I dont know if he lasts this long we may trade up to secure him earlier in the round. Very good against the run incredible strength and good at the point of attack. pass rush lack but a year or so under Fergie can help alot. Questions about motor but in this regiment i doubt that will be a problem long. I was super impressed with him chasing down that guy in the senior bowl game.
3rd rd: David Burton, FS/SS, ND 6-2 205- Good size very physical and can play the run very well. Non stop motor and very good tackler and very very hard worker. A special teams STAR and fits the mold of smart aggressive player and has tons of athletic ability.
4th rd: Jasper Brinkley, MLB, South Carolina 6-2 270- A big thumper to play inside. With Crowder probably gone and with the belief that we will bring in a MLB(Dansby, Scott etc etc) this is a solid pick. He is a tackling machine and is fast for his size can lower the boom. And def fits the get younger and bigger mold we are following. He will clog the middle and make plays form day one. I have him this late due to injury hurting his stock. Though he is healthy people will pass but since he is here in the 4th BP better jump on him.
Roster 2009 with this draft with no guys released cause it hasnt happened yet
QB: Pennington,, Henne
RB: Brown, Williams
WR: Ginn, Camarillo, Bess, London
TE: Fasano, Martin
LT: Long, Frye
C: Wood, Satele
RG: Thomas, Satele
NT: Ferguson, Brace
DE: Holliday, Merling
SLB: Wake, Roth
WLB: Porter, English
CB: Allen, Goodman
SS: Bell, Culver
FS: Hill, Burton
what do think? criticism is welcomed but no need for bashing