1st (19th overall) Datone Jones, DE, UCLA - This high? Yes because I'm predicting that this kid's stock will increase even further once he hits the combine and lines up with other DL prospects. Ansah is getting all of the hype (and rightfully so) but this kid offers better pass rushing ability off the edge and has more versatile ability for the defensive scheme Fewell likes to employ. He would be perfect at LDE opposite of JPP for years to come.
2nd (49th overall) Shariff Floyd, DT, Florida - This team could use a pass rushing presence from the interior and outside of Austin (potentially), no one on the Dline really offers anything of that sort. Canty is a candidate for leaving the team in the future with his contract and Kuhn seems like a rotational player at best. Why not take advantage of a deep class?
3rd (81st overall) Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB, Connecticut - He displayed really good coverage at the SB and has the physical traits to take over on the outside opposite of Prince once Webster moves on after 2013. Should see time in nickel and dime packages his rookie season and could be the candidate to have a decent amount of Ints as teams challenge him. Prince and Wreh-Wilson on the outside with Hosley in the slot would be a solid CB unit heading into the future.
4th (113th overall) Jamie Collins, OLB, Southern Miss - Dynamic rushing abilities off the edge, he translates really well to a situational pass rusher at the next level with the ability to get off blocks and burst into the backfield but also has the potential to drop back into space and play zone coverage with his fluid hips. Obvious project to develop him into a 3 down player but offers the potential to be a very versatile and destructive LBer in a 4-3.
5th (145th overall) Michael Williams, TE, Alabama - I'm assuming we lose Bennett to FA here and Williams would be the perfect replacement to take over the run blocking duties that was provided to us last season. His stock rose yesterday as he made some crucial catches in the SB to show that he isn't just going to primarily play on the line in the NFL. If Robinson can pan out like Reese expects, we would have a good TE duo from this point on.
6th (177th overall) Vince Williams, ILB, Florida State - Yeah I know you want a higher selection at inside linebacker but let's take a moment to reflect on what Vincey boy did yesterday: He showed excellent recognition of draw plays, sideline speed to be a factor in plays, and took advantage of a popped out ball to get the interception. If Reese thinks he can find a late round bargain at the position, he's going to take that all day long versus the early round selection.
7th (209th overall) Mark Jackson, OL, Glenville State - Massive OL prospect that has good arm length and size at 6'6, he would be a developmental prospect that Coach Flaherty would love to get his hands on. Reminds me a lot of Phil Loadholt of the Vikings who just punishes his opponent in the run game.