With less than a week away, there is only a brief period of time to look foolish...again. Well, here is my next solid attempt to be proven wrong:
We draft at #11 b/c no one is willing to give up picks in this draft (picks in the 2nd -4th rd range). So we don't trade down and you're confused, what could possibly happen that would make you go hmmmm?!
Well, let's have a quick look at what we have as needs:
C, G, WR, ILB, OT, RB, DE,CB, NT, OLB, KR
That's TEN positions! yikes. Well, thankfully McX looks for verastile players (this draft is heavy with versatility). There will be a need for Denver to move up to the top of the 2nd rd from its current 43,45 picks in order to get a certain player that won't last until pick 43. I will explain who shortly. How does Denver do this?
Well, Detriot holds the #34 pick (560 pts) and has only one pick in every round except for zero in rd 6 and 2 in the 7th rd. They need picks. So they trade #34 for Denver's #43 (470 pts) plus Washington's 4th rd pick (88 pts) acquired from trading Scheffler.
So now Denver has picks 11, 34, 45, 80, 114, 183, 220
So who are we going to draft already?!!! Well, here are my wrong answers (sorry, no fancy pictures):
#11 pick Maurkice Pouncey (C/G)
#34 pick Sean Weatherspoon (ILB/OLB)
#45 pick Arrelious Benn or Damian Williams or Demaryius Thomas (WR)
#80 pick Eric Decker or Carlton Mitchell (WR)
#114 pick Torrell Troup (NT)
#183 pick Armanti Edwards (WR/KR/QB) "Joe Cribbs 2.0"
#220 pick CJ Lovett (CB)
A) we get starters at C (Pouncey) and ILB (Weatherspoon)
B) Get instant impact as potential starting WRs (see above #45 and #80) and KR (Edwards)
C) depth @ NT (Troup) and CB (Lovett)
Note: Weatherspoon slides to #34 b/c Giants choose McClain @ #15 and no other team needs an ILB desparately before the #34 pick.
Thoughts? I really like it (obviously).