This Horrendous idea came out around the same time that Balldinger's Mock 1 came out.
Baldinger said that Michael Jenkins couldn't get open down the middle even with Jonathan Ogden at left tackle. Apparently, he could determine this after Jenkins and Ponder played a total of 5 games together. I must assume that in his mind that Kalil would be a great pick to the Rams because there receiving core is so much greater.
I don't understand why Blackmon would be more valuable than Kalil in a draft that is deep at receiver and very shallow at OT.
THERE IT IS !!!
Seriously, the pick at 2.03 could land a viable WR. Or if desperate, trade up in to the late first. Two or three second tier WRs still there to be had ... and I don't see the drop off from Blackmon\Floyd being so significant (versus some of that second tier) that justifies passing on a lock-up OT for the next 5+ years.
The ONLY way I trade down if I am the Vikings is if I get CLE to switch and pony up that late first too ... or their second round pick at a minimum. That way the Vikes still get Kalil then score a WR AND CB before by the early second round. I just don't see CLE being that desperate.
Um ok, I'll ask.
You throw out that Cleveland might trade the first round pick they got from Atlanta (pick #22) to move up one spot.
I'm curious. Who do you think that the Browns value soo much that they would make a deal where they give the Vikings their extra first round draft pick? Is Luck or Griffing going to fall to the third spot? If not then I'm really curious about your scenario where the Cleveland Browns would give up the 4th pick in this draft AND the 22nd pick.
Here's some background information for you.
The Browns have holes at WR and really could use a #1 WR since Mohammed Massaquoi and Josh Cribbs and Greg Little and Jordan Norwood haven't exactly lit it up and none of that group can be considered a legit #1 WR. The Browns lost RB Peyton Hillis and Monterio Hardesty has never come back from injuries so they could also use a stud RB. They cut ORT Tony Pashos and OG Eric Stienbeck and ORT has been a glaring hole for years so they need help on the O-Line and really need a sure-fire starting ORT.
The Browns hold three picks in the top 37 so they can fill all three of those needs in one fell-swoop with the first three picks.
Oh and in today's First Draft ESPN podcast with Kiper and McShay, Todd McShay said exactly the same thing. He said the Browns have holes at, WR, RB, and ORT. He said he wasn't high on Colt McCoy but he added that few QBs would look good with holes at, WR, RB, and ORT, and Todd McShay is right. Few QBs would stand a chance with those three huge talent holes on the offense.
SO go ahead and make the case as to why on God's green earth the Browns would blow the opportunity to fill all three holes and would trade a first round pick in this draft to move up ONE SPOT?