In my version of the 2014 draft I concentrated on finding depth instead of looking for the best player available in a need position.
My reason for Kyle Fuller at 31 is mainly because he has that swagger, you know he will cover and that boy does not care who you are. He is still going to HIT you in the mouth. He has the size, speed, instincts, and most of all he is NASTY!
Weston Richburg, do I have to say any more? I have been harping for an interior lineman for quite some time. I still think Manny is the weak link to our O line and I drafted looking for his replacement.
I was hopeing to grab Christian Jones in the 3rd round but the Saints nabbed him 2 picks before. So instead I went for a big athletic WR who has the same physical talents as DT, Cody Latimer. He is still kind of a project but so was DT. There is enough depth at WR to have the guy sit until he gets acclimated to the system and speed of the league.
Grabbing Will Sutton in the 4th just made sense cause he was there and he is a baller. I don't care about his size. The guy has some strong hands and sheds blockers pretty well. Then once he's in the back field and has his hands on a ball carrier or QB. That guy is going down.
Johnathon Dowling was part of a pretty good defense in Western Kentucky. I like his heighth but he is a little light. His acceleration is not ideal but his long strides and hustle does cover a lot ground. His straightline speed and aggressiveness is what I like in a free safety. I know Rahim is back there but we could use some competition.
All the Mike linebacker discussion have been great but there isn't a Mike linebacker in this draft that makes me drool. I think the top MLB's in this draft are actually better suited as OLB's. Rounding out my draft, I went for 2 ILB. With all the luck and familiarity of Kentucky Wildcat LB's why not choose Avery Williamson. But I really think Glenn Carson could be a steal. He is instinctive, read and reacts well, played against very good competition, has the size of a ILB, very experienced, and runs fairly well. So, why not roll the dice with a guy from Linebacker U. There are few well known Penn State ILB in the NFC who are doing pretty good. So why can't we have one here. Anyhow here is the mock draft I made on Fanspeak.com:
31 CB KYLE FULLER VIRGINIA TECH
63 C WESTON RICHBURG COLORADO STATE
95 WR CODY LATIMER INDIANA
131 DT WILL SUTTON ARIZONA STATE
171 S JONATHAN DOWLING WESTERN KENTUCKY
207 ILB AVERY WILLIAMSON KENTUCKY
246 ILB GLENN CARSON PENN STATE