DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson
There is no ELITE receiver in this class, but i think Nuk has the talent, size and speed to be the best of them. He is used to being double teamed and still manages to find holes and get open. He catches with his hands, has great body control, and generally knows how to play. We need the receiver, in case we have to let Boldin go, that isn't afraid to go across the middle. This is one of those guys but he can still beat you deep. Since there is not the top OT prospect in reach for us this year we might as well improve the weapons for Flacco.
Eric Reid, S, LSU
If he happens to be around when we pick again we have no choice here. I even see a possibility of us trading up in the second to grab him. He isn't going to be the ballhawk or cover guy that some of the other S in the draft are (Vaccaro and Thomas) but he can hit. Our defense needs that extra guy that isn't afraid to come down and play the run, and putting him alongside Reed and/or Pollard could be a perfect fit. Enough speed to cover TE's but big enough to make an impact in the box....great fit.
Brandon Jenkins, OLB, Florida State
The only reason this guy is on the board after the 1st round is because of injury. I think this is a spot that we can afford to take a risk on a pass rusher. We've taken a chance before and they didn't work out, but this is a big need for us in the offseason if we lose Kruger. Jenkins racked up sacks and constantly put QBs on their heels, If we want to have some terror off the edge, this is a guy that has the speed and quick burst off the snap to do it.
Edited by ItallstartswithD, 19 January 2013 - 05:11 PM.