The NFL Draft is today, and for draft junkies this is likely the most hectic time for them to establish their intellect to their peers. Not in a very long time has the top two picks been so evident, but the remaining top ten have experts scratching their heads.
S Mark Barron, who is the best safety in the draft in a weak class, could move into to first round for sure if the Dallas Cowboys choose to continue their remodeling of their secondary. By signing a top flight cornerback like Brandon Carr, Barron panning out could fix half of their secondary. Despite the need for multiple skilled corners at this level due to such a passing gravitation, having a lockdown corner and a great safety are a big first step.
The Minnesota Vikings were penciled in at day one to select T Matt Kalil with the third overall pick. With so many teams clamoring for Robert Griffin III, the Vikings were in a difficult position with this pick, leaving little assets to acquire. However, recently rumor has suggested the Vikings may also address their weak and aging secondary. CB Morris Claiborne is one of the most surefire picks in recent memory. LSU has been churning out terrific cornerbacks for quite some time now. Claiborne is a better player than CB Patrick Peterson, and has a far better trajectory than Heisman finalist Tyrann Mathieu. Claiborne could be the best corner in the NFL given a few years of development.
The Buffalo Bills made some huge signings on the defensive side of the ball this off-season, but rumor has it they may try to move up. For who? Most reports indicate that T Matt Kalil is on the radar for Buffalo. They would have to trade to the third spot via Minnesota, but GM Rick Spielman may desire a king’s ransom here, similar in nature to what the Rams received for RG3. With so many places to draft, the Vikings may not immediately have the impact player of a Claiborne or Kalil, but could arm their front office with talent for years to come.
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