Assuming we are drafting mid round
Assuming we get a 3rd compensatory for Wallace
Assuming we get a 5th compensatory for Lewis
Assuming we any other Comps, are confiscated
1st - WR Kelvin Benjamin FSU or Mike Evans Texas A&M
- This offense is ready to go to the next level. Getting a monster WR is the key.
2nd - DT Ego Ferguson LSU
- He's not going to be ready to start as a rookie, so bridging the gap with McClendon/Woods/Fang is necessary. Ego is far more of a disuptor than any NT we've had. He's worth the risk.
3rd (comp) - DE Deandre Coleman California
- This is probably more of a wish, than a reality. He's got more upside than Cameron Jordan did coming out of the same system. Long term, a Heyward-Ferguson-Coleman line could be franchise changing.
4th - - FS Kenny Ladler Vanderbilt
- We've ignored adding a playmaker to the deep secondary for too long. Ii think Ha Ha is a legit option in the 1st. Unfortunately this draft class doesn't provide much in terms of depth in the mid rounds. And it's always hard to project where safeties will go. Ladler is my favorite FS prospect outside of HaHa. He's a well developed player, who would make immediate contributions on special teams, and could be ready to start quickly.
5th - DE/OLB James Gayle Virginia Tech
- He's definitely a guy that will looked at as a 3-4 OLB convert, or someone who will play the rover, von miller style as a 4-3 SLB/DE. He's got what cant be taught, speed and explosion off the line. He's still pretty raw and has no idea what to do with his hands, and h
5th - TE Jacob Pederson Wisconsin
- Very similar to Garret Graham (another former badger). Not the ideal size, not going to be a beast in the blocking game... but he is crisp and athletic in his routes, with the ability to run those underneath checkdowns, jerk routes, and zone crushing crossing patterns.
6th - CB Nevin Lawson Utah St
- We need to add guys with ball skills. I've only seen this guy play one game, but he was all over the field breaking up plays.
7th - WR Shaquille Evans UCLA
- He definitely reminds me of Antonio Brown in the "he's always open" sense. The guy works so good in traffic.