TE O.J. HOWARD
I keep getting Howard available at 19, which would be amazing. I don't really think that's going to happen come draft day, but you could just spell this pick David Njoku instead (who went before Howard in this sim!?!) and we'd still be getting a premier talent at a good value.
CB ADOREE' JACKSON
Now this I think may come to pass. There is so much DB talent in this draft that we're going to see 1st rounders going all thru the 2nd, and this is one such example. If his 40 time gets him drafter sooner than this, you could put someone like Cordrea Tankersly here. Brent Grimes isn't going to be here forever.
S MARCUS MAYE
And now a 2nd round talent drops to the 3rd for the same reason as before. I like that we added Wilcox in free agency but we're drafting another piece. Maye is a solid-tackling strong safety who can get from sideline to sideline.
EDGE DAESHON HALL
William Gholston is a 3-4 end if you look at him, and so is Hall - but Mike Smith's defense seems to need a strong, oversized end to stand strong against the run. This team was BAD against the run last year when Gholston came off the field, and we didn't have anyone built like him to help hold down that spot. Now we do.
WR ROBERT DAVIS
SLEEPER ALERT! Davis' SPARQ scores are comparable to Julio Jones'. He catches with his hands and makes people miss. But he played for Georgia State in the Sun Belt Conference, and he didn't have the kind of ridiculous overproduction we sometimes expect when an NFL-caliber prospect is playing against inferior talent. The truth is that receivers who put up those kinds of numbers are usually just being force-fed the ball, and that wasn't the case with Davis. But the tape shows him able to get open, make big-time catches, and get a lot of yards after the catch. I think he's going to be really good for someone, and I hope that someone is the Bucs.
DL DEANGELO BROWN
Chris Baker's arrival in FA shored up one of the less talked-about but still-important holes on the roster: nose tackle. Before his signing I would be more likely to address this sooner, but this is a great pickup in round 6. Brown isn't a pass-rushing threat, but he will take on double teams all day long and hold the point as well as anyone in this draft.
RB JOE WILLIAMS
Ah, the "oh **** we need a running back and I forgot to take one" pick. Actually, Williams can play: he shows great balance and makes strong cuts, and doesn't go down to arm tackles. But he runs a little too upright, isn't going to power through body tackles, and he really can't catch. Now that it doesn't look like we're cutting Martin, though, this may not be as much of a need as previously thought.