I am not in the bashing of our new GM, but thought I'd do a post looking at players we could have taken at our spots in the draft (they were available at our picks, had we stayed put).
1st round: Took Juwan James (good solid pick). Probable starter.
Guys we passed on: Bradin Cooks (WR taken at 20), Ha ha (taken at 21) and either Dennard or Verrett (top CBs)
2nd round: We moved a bunch and ended up taking Jarvis Landry. A solid slot prospect in the Devon Bess make-up.
Guys we passed on if we had stayed put: Troy Niklas (TE), Any RB we wanted, Adams and Latimore (WR)
3rd round: We moved up to take Billy Turner. A good fit for us I hope.
Had we stayed put we could have had: Gabe Jackson (guard at 81), Louis Nix (83), Donte Moncrief or Ellington(WR).
4th round: We took Walt Akins (had moved around and ended up down 8-10 slots from original pick).
Guys we could have had: KaDeem Carey (RB), Martivias Bryant (WR), De-Anthony Thomas (RB), Brock Vereen (S)
5th round: We picked up an extra 5th rounder due to moving in the 2nd round. We ended up with Arthur Lynch (original pick) and Jordan Tripp (extra pick).
Other guys on the board with original pick: Aaron Murray (QB), Vinnie Sinseri (S), Abbrederious (WR)
In the 6th round we chose Matt Hazel. A guy who will best case make the practice squad in the deepest position on the team.
Other choices: Jordan Zumwalt (LB), Tyler Gaffney (RB), Tajh Boyd (QB).
Did we make the right choices?