I had a an idea of where I wanted Part 2 to go when I was writing Part 1, but after all the excellent feedback and ensuing articles, I have to say I am a little torn. Actually, very torn. I look at all of the updated mock drafts like a p-whupped teenage boy looks at his cell phone to see if his girlfriend called while he went to take out the trash. This time of year becomes all consuming in a fairly unhealthy way.
Nevertheless, I have to go forward with what I've been thinking from the beginning and let you guys and God sort out all the dead thoughts and ideas.
In Part 1, I discussed WR, TE, S, and CB. I think we all can agree that our special teams are on the up and up with our K, P, and long snapper. It wouldn't be too bad if Danny Amendola sticks at KR/PR (but I think we can do better).
I ended with some brief talk of the front 7 on D, so let's just go there. If no one wants to trade a bounty of picks to us then I just have to go Suh at this moment overall. He's just too damn good. Unless, God forbid, he hurts himself or someone else, he really is the top player in this draft. He fills one hell of a need, as well. I keep having these pipe dreams of the Rams going all-in on Julius Peppers and then drafting Suh. MY GOD CAN YOU IMAGINE! And why not? Is it that impossible? What if, during a visit, the Rams tell Peppers, "Hey, bud...um, here's like the biggest contract ever for your position and, um, yeah, we're going to draft Suh to play next you. You in?". Wouldn't he have to think very hard? He'd have to. And don't tell me he's on the decline. JP straight up freaking demolishes QBs. He's 29 and I still think he has his mojo for another 4 or 5 years. I do. Yet, I digress. The situation is quite amazing to pine for, but highly unlikely.
So, we draft Suh to pair with Clifton Ryan. Not bad at all. Backups would consist of D. Scott, Carriker, Douzable, Ramsey, and Gary Gibson. I think we would need to bring in one more DT to up the ante on the rest of these guys either in the draft or FA. Without goin' ape, Fred Robbins is a legit target that would really provide a solid run-stuffing presence, veteran leadership, and an extension of Spags coaching on the field. He could be invaluable for Suh, D. Scott and all the other young fellas while shoring up the DT and stuffing a little ground game at the same time.
My vote for DT additions: Suh (draft) and Fred Robbins (FA)
DE? Man.... We really need some DE action, don't we? All we have is Chris Long, maayyyyybbee Ah You and the rest are either question marks or FAs. Personally, I would love to see Hall and Little back as complimentary players with pay cuts, but, we all know how that goes. We need a starter. Luckily, this draft is swollen with DE prospects. Unluckily DE prospects are about as hit and miss as Anna Panquin's facial expressions. Let's talk FA first excluding the Peppers sheet staining. ....... Actually, let's not. This list of FA DEs sucks. Either everyone who is worth something will stay with their teams (Dumerville, Ray Edwards, Marcus Spears) or they are getting old and kind of suck now (Kyle "are your fucking eyes really red??!!!" Vanden Bosch). The only thing I can maybe see is Mark Anderson of the Bears, but is he any good? I don't know. Does anyone know? I think I've seen him make some plays but he has a real common name and for some reason Bears defensive players all run together in my head and Lovie Smith's boring ass team and so on. So let's go draft! Here's where it gets a little tricky for me because i want McCoy or Jahvid Best in Round 2 for various reasons we can talk about later but hey. So let's think Round 3. George Selvie? The human draft yo-yo Jason Pierre-Paul? (Side Note: Between Danario Alexander and Jason Pierre-Paul, who has the worst time going to sleep for the next 3 months wondering if they are going to be an instant millionaire or some average joe trying to make the team on a 35 grand camp check? I say it's a wash.)
Selvie probably won't be there. JPP? Maybe. I don't know. We are really screwed at this position. The only thing we can do is hope that we have a decent guy drop to the 3rd and sign a younger FA with hopes of improving.
My vote for DE additions: Jason Pierre-Paul (draft) and Mark Anderson (FA) and resign either Little or Hall or both. I know it sucks but just maybe we all can realize how much we really need Suh because i would much rather take a shot on him and his credentials at improving the DL as a unit then anything else I see out there as feasible DE options.
Please respond if you have some ideas. You know I love that shit.