Call me crazy, but I actually like the Cowboy's pick of Ezekiel Elliot a lot. IMO he's one of the best RB prospects since AP. But the bottom line is if he's as dynamic and effective as he should be, Romo's chances of getting injured much less hit are significantly decreased. Plus if Romo does get injured, Moore (or if they draft a QB) will have much less weight on their shoulders coming off the bench.
NFL.com/My Comparison: Zack Martin
Four-year starter voted team captain in 2015. Tireless worker bee in the weight room and in practices who brings a high degree of dependability and consistency to the table. Team-oriented. Played exceptionally well while out of position at left tackle for Kansas State. Atypical body composure and control. Is almost always in complete control of his body thanks to outstanding core strength and balance. Extremely efficient with his movements after the snap. Has played both guard and both tackle spots and has roster value at all five positions. Mirrors with a wide, stout base and has great feel for keeping defender squared up throughout the rep. Confident, composed and competitive. Smooth and athletic when asked to pull and has radar to find target and strike accurate blow. Makes up for shorter arms with massive hands that function as vise grips. Consistent with hand placement and extremely sticky blocker. Combines hand strength and balance to snatch and control a defender until the whistle blows. Can sink hips at contact and should be able to stalemate bigger players across from him. Exceptional body control and core strength allows him to successfully redirect defenders who get to his edge.
With his combination of functional strength and body control, Whitehair might be one of the safest offensive linemen in the entire draft. He will almost assuredly be bumped inside to guard, but could be considered at center as well. He has the confidence and talent to start right away and his run blocking should improve as he gets more comfortable firing out from a three-point stance. Whitehair has the ability to be a very good starter with a ceiling that could reach the all-pro level.
While it's been announced both general manager Ryan Grigson and Chuck Pagano will return in 2016, the two will certainly have their work cut out for them come draft day. After the injury-riddled team crawled their way to a .500 record last season, the Colts have a lot of tough decisions facing them this offseason. After addressing their biggest need by selecting Ohio State's Taylor Decker in round one, the Colts front office would be wise to continue revamping their woeful offensive line when day of the draft rolls around. At a massive 6"6 and nearly 330 pounds, LSU's Vadal Alexander is the top offensive line prospect left on the board. Despite his frame, Alexander is mobile and athletic for his position, and can absolutely maul his way through all three phases of the defense. Though primarily lining up as a right tackle during his days at LSU, Alexander is as versatile as they come, capable of lining up at all five positions across the offensive line. An exceptional run blocker, Alexander's best chance of reaching success at the next level will be at the offensive guard position, which is certainly good news for Andrew Luck.
Comparing the current 49ers roster to their 2012 season which saw a Super Bowl appearance, the drop off from a pure talent standpoint is unfathomable. Saying Trent Baalke and new head coach Chip Kelly are going to have their work cut out for them is an understatement. The quarterback position, much like their entire roster, is in shambles, and how the San Francisco front office handles this draft will serve as a litmus test for the Kelly era. Former second-rounder Carlos Hyde has all the looks of an up-and-coming star, but some changes are needed across the offensive line if the team wants Hyde to reach his full potential. After losing two-time Pro Bowler Alex Boone in free agency, the 49ers must target a guard at some point during the draft. At 6"4 and over 310 pounds, Stanford's Joshua Garnett is the top offensive guard prospect available. The 2015 Outland Trophy winner and All-American, Garnett is a blue-chip prospect who can line up at every position across the offensive line. A physically imposing player, Garnett can go heads up with some of the best defenders in the NFL. If the 49ers are going to be successful in 2016, it's going to be with a healthy and upright quarterback (whether it's Colin Kaepernick, Jared Goff or anyone else) and adding a raw powerhouse like Garnett will insure just that.
Scouting report:Doesn't always look pretty, but Drango gets guys blocked. Figures to move inside to guard as a pro which better suits his game. Has some mean that will show itself during the game. Loves to mash defenders into the ground with a strong finish when he gets a chance. Powerful upper body. Able to push players around if he takes an early lead in the rep. Has ability to seal his down blocks with authority. Asked to play in space in Baylor running game and will be able to do same as an NFL guard. Quality setup in his pass sets with properly distributed weight.
Kelechi Osemele left a big hole when he left, Western can pair up with Ronie stanley to fill that hole
Green Bay Packers: Keyarris Garret WR Tulsa, The Packers add to Aaron Rodgers revamped arsenal.
San Francisco 49ers: Rashard Robinson CB LSU, the 49ers are in need of a quality corner to compliment their safety corps.
Baltimore Ravens: Tyvis Powell S Ohio St, Matt Elam isa bust Powell can pair up with Eric Weedle as a dominate safety duo.
Baltimore Ravens: Jake Coker QB Alabama, The Ravens learned the hard way what life without Joe Flacco is like, they will be sure to be prepared next time.
Denver Broncos: Fahn Cooper OT Mississippi, Denver will continue to reform their O-Line to its former glory.
Dallas Cowboys: Jihad Ward DE Illinois, The Cowboys add Ward to their young DE stable.
Cleveland Browns: Barlon Addison WR Oregon, a speedster to stretch the field and fill the Travis Benjamin role
Green Bay Packers: Pearce Slater OT San Diego St., You can never have enough O-Line depth
Joshua Garnett, G, Stanford MILLEN SMOKES KIELBASA ON TWITTER Grade
A Millen grade! The 2016 NFL Draft is complete!
Wow. Taking Joshua Garnett here at No. 28 would've been bad enough, but to move into the first round to grab him is borderline insane. I don't know if Garnett was the only person who accepted an invite to Trent Baalke's birthday party or not, but that's no reason to select a third-round prospect at this juncture. Moving up for Myles Jack would've made a ton of sense, and quite frankly, it would've been one of the best picks in the first round. Getting Garnett here after a trade, on the other hand, is absolutely ridiculous. Almost as ridiculous as posting a picture of someone smoking a kielbasa on Twitter.
Rd. 2, Pk. 25
Cody Whitehair, G,
Wow, what a great pick. An A+ for the Bears, for sure. First of all, Cody Whitehair was projected by some to be chosen at the end of the first round, so they're getting great value at this spot. Second, Whitehair fills a big need; Chicago's offensive line had its issues heading into the draft, and Whitehair can pretty much play every single position up front (though he's best as a guard). And third, Chicago obtained him after trading down twice! This is excellent drafting by the Bears.