For my tastes, it's way too early to start looking at the draft. There is much to do, and much to still be determined as to the very shape of things in free agency (Karlos Dansby, anybody?) as far as I'm concerned. But there was a recent call on one of the posts for some discussion, so why not?
NFL.com's Bucky Brooks ran his first mock draft, and had Florida linebacker Brandon Spikes going to the Giants at No. 15. A fine pick, but of course it doesn't take into account what the team might pick up in free agency. If they address the linebacker there -- I'd rather stick a veteran rather than a first-round rookie in the middle -- I think I'd go with either a defensive tackle or a safety, which in effect means a defensive tackle because you can usually get a good safety in later rounds.
They certainly won't have a chance at Ndamukong Suh of Nebraska, as he's projected as the top pick overall. But a guy like UCLA's Brian Price could fall to them. Brooks picks him at 10, but remember, they haven't even had the scouting combine yet. Once these prospects get to Indianapolis, their values fluctuate like volatile stocks on a bad trading day. Teams fall in and out of love with these guys, so anything is possible.
Anyway, let's get the first of what promises to be many discussions going. What position would you take in the first round? Don't be afraid to predict how the first phase of free agency will go while discussing your options.
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