In a 3 4 defense it is very important to have a big d-line which can eat up blockers. This will allow our LBs to make plays.
Round 1. Dion Jordan, 6'7'', 246 pounds
No more will our defense be considered small. This guys was athletic enough to cover slot corner backs at Oregon. Chip Kelly knows all about him. He would easily be considered a top 10 pick if not for the torn Labrum. Fills a void at OLB.
Round 2. Jesse Williams NT Alabama 6'4 320 pounds
This guy will anchor our d-line and help free up our LBS. Gives us great size at D-line. Fills arguably our biggest hole on the defense since switching to the 34.
Round 3. Justin Pugh 6'5 OT - 298 lbs.
He is an athletic linemen. Chip Kelly o-line needs to be athletic. Can step in at RT our a guard spot. Or can sit the bench and learn. Adds great versatility to our o-line. Adds depth, this way we have a young talented tackle in the wing, for either Todd or Jason.
Round 4. Phillip Thomas 6-1 SS 215LBS
Has great range and ball hawking skills. Gives our defense a play maker in the secondary. Easily upgrades our worst positions on defense. Big bodied safety who also inst afraid to tackle.
Round 5. Devan Drane CB 5-11 179 LBS
A corner back prospect who can add competition and possible fill our nickle CB spot allowing Boykin to move outside. WIll add depth solid pick who will compete in a weak secondary for a job.
Round 6. Michael Mauti ILB or OLB 6-2 235 LBS
Can play inside or out. Caan add some size and play the middle. Especially if Demeco is cut or traded. Can take on blockers to help free up Kendricks to go and make plays.
Round 7. Mamarcus Joyner FS 5-8 195
Mostly will compete for backup and special teams.
Target Safety and Corner.
- Goldson FS
- Byrd FS
-Sean Smith CB
Derick Cox CB
Opening day lineup
LDE Fletcher Cox
RDE Thorton/ Jenkins
NT Jesse Williams
OLB Brandon Graham
OLB Dion Jordan
ILB Mychal Kendricks
FS Goldson/ Byrd?
SS Phillip Thomas