Originally Posted by terribletowel39
so i don't know about you guys but i would be willing to give up a second and considering we will have the 32nd pick, probably a first for Gaither. what about you guys??
Gaither is a huge motherfuck and has only gotten better with Marylands strength and conditioning program is like a solid brick wall.
I'd give up a 3rd at best. Because your gambling with picks that you don't know who will be there. Who knows, the next Greg Lloyd or Hines Ward could have been around at our 1st/2nd rounder that draft.
I agree we need a Tackle, but right now I don't think we have any room on the OL...
You have This:
- Mahan - Kemoeatu
- Colon - Okobi - Stephenson - Colon
Capizzi - ## - Phillip - Simmons
## - ## - Stapleton - ## - ##
Our depth is weak at LG. Red is guys with Contracts expiring after this season (2007), Blue are guys with contracts expiring after the following season (2008).
I like Gaither, but again, I'm not sold on him. He's played 1.5 seasons in college, you can make a "Thats all that Timmons had" argument, I'd have to agree.
Though, I think Gaither has the LT potential, but my hunch isn't enough IMO to justify using a 2008 pick to grab a guy thats solely potential, especially when you look the depth of talent next year.
If we could grab him (Bearing his entrance to the Supp Draft), for a 3rd. I would do it.
Then I would do this, I'd trade Faneca to Houston. I'd take Jason Babin and Travis Johnson and a 3rd.
Babin was drafted for ROLB. Timmons is supposedly to be the future at Mack LB. Therefore we can drop Kreidwaldt, Travis Johnson could take Kirschke/Eason off the roster. He's fast and he's a solid pass rusher as well. Then the 3rd for Gaither if avail.
Gaither would move Colon to Backup LG. While he backs up Starks for a season.
Then draft in 2008:
1) Barry Richardson, LT, Clemson.
Another mammoth LT. Both Gaither and Richardson(4 year Varsity Letterman/Starter at LT). Have potential at LT. Who ever can mirror the RDE's better takes LT, whoever can't, takes RT.
2) Chris Ellis, DE/OLB, Virginia Tech
Ellis could be another Merriman. Ellis has his size, strength and he made waves his Soph season beating D'Brickashaw Ferguson. He's got the speed, just need's 3-4 OLB coaching.
3*Hou*) Kirk Elder, LG, Texas A&M
Elder is an athletic and powerful guard. I think Colon has the LG spot locked down, but I like insurance. we got this in the trade. I think he'll give great depth, and could provide a starter in a snap.
4) D'Cody Fagg, WR, Florida State
He's not blazing fast, but he has great hands, great upperbody strength, and solid size. 6'3 215lbs. He'll sit behind Hines and work his way to possibly be the future at #1 WR.
5) Lance Ball, RB, Maryland
Lance is a powerful and underrated runner. I think by the time he's ready that Gary Russell, Willie Parker, Carey Davis, and Add Lance Ball. Gary Russell and Willie Parker will make a dynamic 1-2 punch. Carey Davis and Lance Ball can be your Bowling Ball guys that can get the 3rd and short.
6) Bryan Mattison, DE/OLB, Iowa
Another depth pick here. I figure Haggans will be gone, So depth behind Woodley is very important. Adding Strongside DE in Mattison, who's played the same RT/RG's that Woodley has, he's capable of penetrating and contributing as both a backup and ST demon.
7) Josh Williams, MLB, Arkansas State
Wallace has never impressed me and with Timmons moving to Mack, Foote to Buck, and Wallace being behind Foote... TImmons has no depth.. adding Williams, gives us a run plugger. He's a bit bigger than Lawrence, and could be a ST player while workign as a backup.
2008 Starting Line:
Smith - Colon - Mahan - Kemo - Gaither
Richardson - Elder - Phillip - Stephenson - Essex
I would've loved to add a QB, but and UDFA could knock Pierre off the roster.
I think this rebuilds the line, because in 2 years ... the only starter that will be the starter for us in 2 years is the C/RG.. everything else will have a turnover.