Ireland has stated he drafts horizontally not vertically. Player who meets value and need.
There are 2 spots on roster that need addressing. OT & CB.
IMO there is no chance we get an opportunity to select any of the top 3 OT. When you look at the top 7 picks, 5 have a massive need at OT. The next OT on board and who many have projected to us is Fluker. I dont see it, as he is a poor fit for ZBS.
CB. Dee Milliner will be gone. Xavier Rhodes does not fit scheme. Desmond Trufant has similar skills to Sean Smith.
IMO this is leaving Ireland in a tough spot and the reason why he is wanting to explore the trade for Albert.
The next weakest spot on roster IMO is OG. Many have talked about DT, with both Starks & Soliai both FA next year, but so too are Incognito and Jerry. IMO when you consider OG & DT, OG is far more of a need.
This leaves Chance Warmack & Jonathan Cooper. Both are of high character, have no real injury concerns and hit value at #12.
IMO Ireland would take Warmack if available, as he has always stated his draft rarely alters after combine and Warmack was rated higher during the season. Warmack though may be gone and Cooper fits scheme, need and value at this point.
I cannot see past OG at #12.
Someone convince me otherwise.