You know sometimes when you're doing a timed test it's better to zip through and answer the easiest questions first instead of wasting time agonizing over the harder decisions.
As I was looking over this NFL.com assessment of the top 3 needs of each of the 32 teams, I realized that the most logical answer for me at #2 is Sammy Watkins.
Daniel Jeremiah was the author of this article and while I like his ideas in general. I think that going for an O-Line guy at #2 just sounds extravagant unless the O-Line guy is just astoundingly good.
Here is what Jeremiah says:
Analysis: The Rams -- who own this pick due to the trade made by the Redskins so they could select Robert Griffin III in the 2012 NFL Draft -- need to upgrade the offensive line and this appears to be a strong offensive line class. They have drafted several wide receivers in the last few years, but they still need a true No. 1 wide receiver. Tavon Austin has a bright future in the slot, but they still need a go-to-guy on the outside.
(my emphasis in bold)
Why not take Sammy Watkins then get your O-Line guy at #13?
Wouldn't that make so much more sense? If we can get our Our o-line guy later in the draft and be ok. Why wouldn't the same be true for the Rams?
Is it realistic to believe that the pool of the best O-Line talent would be dried up by the time you get to #13?
I just thought I'd ask since the question of who should the Texans take @ #1 is just mind boggling. So I'm skipping that for the moment. There's just too much unpredictability in the Texans right now. Are there any other picks in the first round that would seem "obvious"?
I would actually be stunned if The Texans chose Sammy Watkins at #1 b/c I think we have alot of WR talent now. But he's sounding so awesome -- it might be fun to take him @#1.
** and another link to the actual source article in case just the regular hyperlink was too subtle