I told several of you several weeks ago that I would soon share my thoughts on the draft. I just posted the reply below on the Big Blue View after dolfan0918 posted about it. So here it is, with more to come later.
Many of the things you guys have pointed out about Parcells is true of his history and reputation. He probably won’t draft a "project" like Pierre-Paul. He probably won’t give first round money to a finesse position, so that takes care of WR and S. We know he likes size so that removes any linebacker under 6’2" regardless of how fast his "motor" runs.
What we know for certain is that he likes guys that are "big and tall". Actually, before we signed Incognito I thought we might have gone after an OG in the first 4 or 5 rounds.
What we also can agree on is that he probably won’t draft BPA without regard to positional need. That leaves us with OLB and NT, in that order. For weeks and weeks and weeks I have been talking about Kindle and Cody. "I was
country Cody……when country Cody wasn’t cooo-oool, yeah…..I was country Kindle…… when country Kindle wasn’t cool." (ring a bell?? think Barbara Mandrell……ok, I’m a dork)
Seriously though, both of these guys are good at doing the one thing we need from their respective positions. Kindle can pressure the QB while setting the edge and Cody can collapse the line while taking on multiple blocks. The rest of their development can be worked out between them and Mike Nolan. Don’t be too quick to rule out the possibility of us still taking McClain…stranger things have happened and he definitely is a solid player…but I doubt it.
so there you have it, our FIRST ROUND PICK…..
and our SECOND ROUND PICK........