AADQ: Back To The Draft

Now that free agency has slowed down to a crawl — if it ever really got going in the first place — let’s get back to talking about the draft.

Someone I’m looking at is Conner Barwin out of Cincinnati. A tight end until his senior year, when he played defensive end and compiled 10 sacks. Oddly enough, he will likely play neither position in the pros, even though Mike Mayock likes him as a Chris Cooley-type tight end. I see him as a Mike Vrabel-style 3-4 backer. I could also see him putting his hand down some and even playing tight end in goalline packages. He’s got 4.6 speed, and obviously has a knack for getting to the quarterback. The problem is that he will likely go in the second round. Maybe through some wheeling and dealing we can still bring him in?

Who’s someone you are looking at who isn’t currently projected to be a first-rounder?

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