I have updated my previous post after the combine and based on rumors of who the FO has talked to:
So here goes, my draft choices would be:
Round 1 - Despite the red flags and FO smoke screen, Alec Ogletree to start at MLB.
Round 2 - WR Ryan Swope to rotate with Thomas, Decker and Gerrell Robinson. I'm undecided on Stokely, but the others can move on.
Round 3 - OT Oday Aboushi to start at RT, moving Franklin in to replace the ageing and injury prone Kuper, who I'd still retain.
Round 4 - RB Le'Veon Bell to rotate with Moreno (yes I'd still keep him) and Hillman. I'd release McGahee and look for a younger option in FA.
Round 5 - DT Kwane Geathers (or TJ Barnes) to compete with Wolfe (who I'd move to DT), Vickerson (who I'd like to see re-signed) and Unrein.
No Round 6, so round 7 - Best available OT, as this is the area we need more back up depth.
So to the 53:
My starting front line would be: Clady, Beadle, Walton, Franklin, Aboushi
With back ups: DRAFT (Best available OT in 7th Round), Boren (from the practice squad), Blake, Kuper, Cornick (from the practice squad)
Quarterbacks: Manning, Oswieler and Hanie
Running Backs: I stick with Moreno and Hillman and add Le'Veon Bell and replace McGahee in FA
Tight Ends: Dreessen, Tamme, Green and I'd stick with J.Thomas
Wide Receivers: D.Thomas, Decker, add Ryan Swope, probably retain Stokely (or replace in FA), Holliday, Robinson (from the practice squad)
Full Back : Only Hester
Defensive line: I'd promote Jackson to LDE, move Wolfe to DT with Vickerson and Dumervil as starters.
With Back ups: Ayers, Kwane Geathers (or TJ Barnes) in Round 4, Unrein and Garland (from the practice squad)
Starting linebackers: Miller, Ogletree in the 1st Round, Woodyard with back up from Irving, Johnson and Trevathan.
Starting cornerbacks: Bailey (still) and Harris with back up from Bolden and T.Carter
Starting safeties: Moore and Q.Carter with back up from Bruton and Gideon (from the practice squad)
Special teams: Prater (still), Colquitt, Brewer
Anyone not in my 53 and not available for the practice squad, would be released.
Let the criticism and abuse begin :-)