The nice thing is that we have names we could pencil in for most of the TBD
slots. That gives BB/SP a free hand on draft day to be truly opportunistic.
For example, TE might not make sense in the short term, but if that's the value at #21 it's not totally inconceivable-- it just solidifies our plan for Fauria as a free agent and suggests something for Graham next year.
In fact, there is a legitimate chance that we could draft at any position in the first round, with the sole exception of QB. Other than that, I could see us draft OT, OG, DE, NT, LB, DB, WR, RB, TE... really any position is possible.
The hitch is that we have specific criteria for any position
NT - 330# run stopper
DE - 310# with long arms, can shed blocks
OLB - 250# pass rusher, can shed blocks
ILB - 250# run stopper who can shed blocks and turn his hips to play in pass coverage
CB - 185# sure tackler in the open field with a reputation for physical play
S - 210# hard hitter with a great mind for the game, demonstrated leadership
TE - 250# must be able to block and
OL - 305#, agile and smart
WR - any size, but must run great routes, great hands, lots of heart and proven productivity... no Matt Jones prospects
RB - 225# bruiser between the tackles
FB - wha? why draft FB when you have OLs, DLs and TEs more than happy to take the snap
QB - 6'4 225 pocket passer with focus on great accuracy
... and they all have to be smart, students of the game, dedicated to football.
So, even tho we could draft almost any position, there actually wont be many players that fit our profile in the draft overall-- maybe a few dozen, tops.