As we all know, this coaching staff is on their way out after being 1-7 halfway through the season. I believe we will end this season with a few more wins and land a top 10 draft pick. This will allow us to pick a top QB in this year's draft class and help us get top talent in each round.
1st: Matt Barkely, QB, USC
I think Mr. Barkely is the perfect fit for this team. He has a quick release, great accuracy and above average arm strength. He would be deadly on short and intermediate routes, which are our WR's specialties. He is also accurate on deep passes, so when a guy gets deep the throw will be on the mark.
2nd: Vinny Curry, DE/OLB, Marshall
Curry is a great rusher at the college level and has all of the measurables to be a great rusher in the pros as well. Mr. Curry is scheme versatile and would make for a great WOLB or RDE. I say this because Wake is great when rushing from the left side and can stop the run, making him a great SOLB / LDE. This selection would give Wake help in rushing the passer and would allow Nolan to send different guys on the blitz. This pick would strengthen the interior of the D; which is the most important part, if you look at the top Ds around the league.
3rd: Ray Ray Armstrong, SS, Miami
I like Bell's aggressive style of play. but he is declining. The NFL is very much a passing league, but guys like Bell are still needed. Having a guy in the defensive backfield is a must, but that guy must also be able to cover well. When we look for a replacement for Bell, we should look for a guy that is known for his big hits, but also is athletic enough to play the SS spot for a long time. Armstrong is a solid tackler, carries a sledgehammer, and is athletic enough to keep up with TEs and WRs. This pick would give us a big hitter in the defensive backfield that is still a threat to pick it off. In other words, this selection would give us the ideal SS.
4th: George Bryan, TE, N.C. State
This TE has shown a lot of promise as a receiving TE, but has not had the opportunities due to the scheme he is in. Did I mention, not only is he quick and fast for a TE, but he is 6'5" 265 lbs? He could be a great TE for years to come because he might not just be a great pass catcher, but is one of the better run blocking TEs in this draft. He is a big athletic TE that could very well be the whole package. This would give our new QB two good targets at the TE position in Clay and Bryan.
5th: Aaron Henry, FS, Wisconsin
Henry has good, but not great measurables. He is certainly fast and big enough to play the FS position. What sets him apart is his knack to be around the ball. He consistently gets in between the ball and the receiver and has good hands for the pick. Of note are his two pick 6s in 2010, he really knows what to do with the ball in his hands. He also is a KR, so he contributes on more than just defense.
6th: Marvin Jones, WR, Cal
Does not get the attention most other wideouts do because he is playing second fiddle to Keenan Allen. He has had great games against lesser competition and is a great number two. He has good size and speed and could develop into a legitimate threat at the NFL level.
7th: Sean Cattouse, SS, Cal
At 6'2", 216 lbs, he could develop into a good SS. Anyways, he is a good developmental guy and might be a ST ace one day.