Hey there gang. Just wanted to get everyone's opinion on what we should do with our 1st round pick.
I know we're all hoping VM or PP will fall into our laps but what if neither is available? It's easy and fun to talk about which one of those two to pick but, and you would know this if you've played fantasy football, you gotta have a backup plan if your dream picks don't drop to you. Shouldn't we be planning for the worse possible scenario? If it doesn't happen then we have a good problem on our hands and don't need to worry. However, if NONE of the six teams before us picks up a QB and Fairley, Bowers, Green, Dareus, Miller, AND Peterson are off the board, what should we do? Do we pick up Quinn, PA? I think under that scenario (and maybe even if it didn't come to that) that we should trade back to the middle to early 20's in the 1st for another team's 2nd, 3rd, and maybe 4th rounder (depending on how far back we're trading), then pick up a second-tier but still legit DE, OLB or CB. Guys like Aldon Smith, Akeem Ayers, Adrian Clayborn, Justin Houston, Cameron Jordan and Jimmy Smith should still be there. With an extra 2nd rounder (or 1st if we trade with the Pats), we can pick up the best of the positions that we didn't get in the first. We could possibly end up with combos like Jimmy Smith-Justin Houston, Akeem Ayers - Aaron Williams, Cameron Jordan-Brandon Harris, and STILL have another 2nd and 3rd round pick to invest on a developmental QB, OL, DT, etc.
IMO I would rather we get several really good players rather than just one or two great players. We got too many positions to upgrade and not enough picks to do it. Plus, teams like the Pats and Steelers have shown us consistently that there is All-Pro talent towards the end of rounds. There's already a ton of bust potential for first-rounders as it is, why not spread out the risk by getting more players instead of putting all of our eggs in one basket?