Originally Posted by GostkowSKI
If anything, it increases the chances that Matt Ryan is on the board when we pick for trading purposes.
I don't think Matt Ryan gets past Atlanta at #3. They desperately need a new 'face of the franchise' and Ryan gives them just that, along with hope and a way to sell more tickets.
If this rumor is true, and I don't see a reason to doubt it yet then St Louis' pick is going to be the critical one.
1 Miami. Jake Long. Cornerstone of the offensive line.
2 St Lous. Chris Long or Dorsey. With the top tackle gone, their DL needs a serious upgrade.
3 Atlanta. Matt Ryan. Face of the franchise.
4 Oakland. McFadden. Has the electric speed Davis loves.
5 Kansas City. Ryan Clady or Dorsey. KC either takes the best OL or DL left.
6 NYJ. Gholston. Great pass rusher and takes away a potential weapon from the Pats.
7 NE. Trade down and pick up extra picks. If either Ellis or Dorsey slides here, they have decent trade bait.