I conducted my usual routine, take a shower eat breakfast then get on Phinsider and see what everyone is talking about. As I am scrolling through the many posts I notice that we have yet another acquisition from Canada. This time it’s a small guy who went to UConn, 5’8” 177 lbs and not sure of his speed. With his size he can be a good asset because he maybe able to slip through the tackles and be elusive, not to mention if he isn’t scared to take a hit even better.
The first guy is a Hawaii alum, that was there making history with Davonne Bess. His route running is superb, he is 5’11” 180 LBS and runs a 4.33. Not too shabby. He had a hell of a senior season. Was a UFA in Houston but injuries caused him to get waived. He finally made his way to Canada. But his abilities caught my eye, hmmmmm mighty familiar.
Then it hit me like a mac truck loaded with lightning bolts. Tuna is getting these guys for one reason and one reason only. To replace Ted Ginn Jr.
I think that what is going to happen is Teddy will be shopped around all the way up to draft day. And I theorize that good ol’ Bill will trade him and a late round pick (5th or 6th) for a second round selection. This would place us in a situation to take care of 3 key defensive poitions in the first 2 rounds. But my brain didn’t stop there. Brian Hartline and Greg Camarillo are cut from the same cloth. Who is to say that he wont get traded as well. Greg “Ol Faithful” Camarillo is someone who could easily fetch us a 3rd
round selection from someone. No problem. Plenty of teams would love to have a guy like that. He would compliment anyones number 1 beautifully. And acquiring another 3rd round pick would set our
defense even more.
Its been said all year, that we have some of the best #2 receivers in the league, and they get the job done and have held us down. But someone has got to go. Both of these scenarios will work out great for us. I think one of them will happen. But if I had to put my money on one, it would be Ginn leaving. Camarillo is not expensive and the two new guys will barely get paid a combined salary of a third of what Ted Ginn will make next year. It gives us more leverage to pay for players we need to keep and get. Like maybe Shawn Merriman.
We could easily get 3 good starters to fulfill some pressing needs.
OLB: Rolando McClain, ALA and Jerry Hughes, TCU
ILB: Brandon Spikes, UF and Micah Johnson, Kentucky
WR (if the FO finds it fit) Arrelious Benn, Illinois or Dez Bryant, Oklahoma State
NT: Dan Williams, Ten or Terrence Cody, Ala
Maybe even a TE in Aaron Hernandez, UF (would be a nice little target for Chad)
Safety: Darrell Stuckley, Kansas; Nate Allen, USF or Rashard Jones, Georgia
If the front office can work their magic, we can pick up at least one of each position (probably two in the case of linebacker) in the first 3 rounds. And have a damn successful draft in my opinion. I’d hate to see Camarillo go, but its for the betterment of team. Ginn not so much, we need to throw in the kitchen sink to get rid of him for a decent 2nd round pick.
What do you guys think?