Re: 1st round draft picks
I don't believe Carriker would be a wasted pick. He could replace Kirschke in the lineup, who is getting up there in age. We do have depth with Nua, Paxson and Bailey but what have they shown. If he is as good and versitile as advertised he could help right away rotating in and out. Besides that is how you stay ahead of the game and avoid the problems we have with our LB's.
I'm not saying he will be our pick but he wouldn't be a bad pick. We can still get a very good pass rushing OLB or DE/OLB at pick 47. A. Spencer, Q. Moses, L. Woodleymight still be available and R. Alexander and E. Everett.
That would be a very impressive group of D-linemen Hampton, Smith, Keisel, Hoke and Carriker. Add maybe Nua to the mix and you have a lot of versitility.