I can't believe I'm saying this, but...can we afford to draft OL in Rd 1?
If there is value at defense, I don't know that we can take an offensive player there...short of the second coming of Orlando Pace being there, or something.
We can; depends on who's there, obviously.
Assume McClain and Haden are off; maybe even the NTs, Williams and Cody. We could get a legit LT in Davis or Bulaga or possibly Campbell, start him at RT, slide Colon to RG, swap the rook with Starks next year, that's a pretty good start to fixing the line... with one draft pick.
Lots of safeties available in R2-3. May find some decent corners in that range, too. You can find NTs at various stages of the draft, but it might mean developing a later rounder, so you tag or extend Hamp. There are some really intriguing DEs, ILBs and OLBs who should be around later (Arthur Moats, OLB, James Madison looks like a Harrison type; Danny Batten, DE, S. Dak. St. fits more in the A. Smith mold). And we could always do some value hunting for an IOL who can play C and OG late; Notre Dame's C might go R4 or 5, and I think he could be decent.
1. BA LT
2. BA FS
3. BA CB
4. BA ILB
4c. BA COP RB/KR
5. BA DE
6. BA OLB
6c. BA NT
7. BA SS