1. Jonathon Cooper, OG, North Carolina:
I really hate taking a guard top 10. But what I hate more is the weakness in this draft, the QBs suck too much for a draft pick, too many boom or bust pass rushers which is the only other expensive need we have (OG and ILB + RB are cheap). Cooper is a perfect pick for our new ZBS. I would also take Warmack or Johnson. If Joeckel, Fisher, or Shariff Floyd fell I'd take them (DT isn't a need but he's too good and talented to pass up; plus DD is getting older). I don't like Jordan but I'd be okay if he fell and we took him. Don't want Ansah, he's a project and he's already almost 24. If we traded back to 11-13 I'd take Vacarro (or Mingo possibly).
2. Kiko Alonso, ILB, Oregon:
Nasty, aggressive player. Great blitzer and a dominate force versus the run. He could give us an ILB tandem that could beat SF's. My favorite ILB in the draft. We have to get an ILBer to pair with Wash and Brinkley isn't the answer.
With Wash being suspended we desperately need depth at ILB and I think Kiko can play for us for the next 10 years.
Alex Okafor-one of the best pass rushers in the draft, would love him if he falls to us and Kiko isn't there
Larry Warford-would love to get him if we don't go OG in the 1st
3. Jamie Collins, OLB, Southern Miss
One of my favorite players in the draft. He would've been a perfect fit for Horton's defense but he's scheme diverse and will still be a great player for the Cards. He produced every year he was at Southern Miss. Fast and physical, he's an all around player and a good pass rusher.
Dallas Thomas-would LOVE this pick as well
Sean Porter-If Collins and Thomas are off the board I'd take Porter
Barrett Jones-can play any position on the line, even backup LT.
4. Earl Wolff, FS/SS, North Carolina State
Produced every year at school. Good run defender. Gets FFs, INTs, and pass break ups. Nice height/weight/speed. Bell is just a stopgap but Wolff will lockdown one of the safety positions. Him and Rashad would give us two balanced safeties.
Jon Bostic-if we don't draft an ILB and he falls he has to be the pick. I'd trade to up to get him. HUGE potential
Trevardo Williams, OLB, Connecticut
Travis Kelce, TE, Cinncinatt
Tyrann Mathieu- Patrick Peterson vouches for him. As long as its not early I don't mind (because of Peterson)
5. Dion Sims, TE, Michigan State
Big with nice speed for his size. Makes his name as a blocker but can catch a few passes which would complement Housler very well.
AJ Klein, ILB, Kansas State-would love to get him if we don't draft an ILB in the first 4 rounds
Mike Gillislee, RB, Florida
Will Davis, CB, Utah State
Dwayne Gratz, CB, Connecticut
Terry Hawthorne, CB, Illinois
6. Rod Sweeting, CB, Georgia Tech
Has big potential. Put up solid play the last two years. Good height and fast. He has 2nd-3rd round potential which is perfect because we need someone to lockdown that spot across from Flash Peterson. Needs to put on some weight and develop his game a little which is ok since we signed some vets in FA for the short-term
Ty Powell, OLB, Harding
Philip Lutzenkirchen, TE, Auburn
Kevin Reddick, ILB, North Carolina
7. Travis Long, OLB, Washington State
Put up okay numbers his first few years and had a real nice season last year. He's being overlooked but should be a good OLB.
Demontre Hurst, CB, Oklahoma
David Bass, DE/OLB, Missouri Western State
Jake Stoneburner, TE, Ohio State
Cameron Lawrence, OLB, Mississippi