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What if Mr.T trades down?

I start buying canned food and building a bombshelter because the world is going to end. I don't think Tanny has traded back in any round.... But just for a round, one round we trade down for a prospect we like in the second round.  I feel like maybe I have watched Braveheart one too many times but nonetheless, it seems like that'll never happen, but if it is going to happen this is the year.  We are short a pick (arguably our most important one given how Mr.T LOVES to trade with it.) and there might be a shortage of worthy prospects for the 30th pick in the NFL Draft.  I think that Justin Houston, Akeem Ayers, Rahim Moore, and maybe Phil Taylor are all there, but they are all "little" boom or big bust. Except Taylor, I think he is boom or situational player

My dream scenario is that we trade back into the second round with the Texans and get their 42nd and (4th round) 105th pick in the draft. With the 42nd pick we get ILB Martez Wilson. He is an instant starter who can make an immediate impact in pass coverage.  He has decent pass rushing skills (was a blue chip prospect DE going into University of Illinois) and elite speed and footwork.  If he adds a good 15-20 pounds he would be big enough to make the transition to OLB. He has the skills to do it, and the height but he could be a little bigger before he makes the move to the outside.  Another guy that would be an ideal pick at the 42nd spot is NT Kenrick Ellis.  

With the 3rd pick we either draft a WR (Edmund Gates if we decide not to re-sign Holmes, or Ricardo Lockette and Leonard Hankerson or Greg Little if we decide to let go of Braylon). Personally after this offseason I would much rather have Edwards.  Holmes is too money-driven and not so devoted like Braylon.  We can find a playmaker somewhere else in the draft. Not as good a one, but we have Keller who'll also help pick up the loss of Holmes if he's gone.  That is a whole different story though.

With our hypothetical 105th pick it goes to Jarvis Jenkins if he is still there (which I doubt). At 6'4 310 pounds I think that he could be a great NT in the NFL.  You could make a good argument that the only reason Da'Quan Bowers led the NCAA in sacks last year was due to Jenkins giving the OL hell and creating double teams.  Add another 10 or 15 pounds and you have got at the very least, a situational player.

With the 126th pick we draft S Jaiquawn Jarret out of Temple.. He will probably not be the ball-hawking safety that we need, but he will bring the pain. He is good in run support, on tape it looks like he has good speed.

161st pick goes to John Moffitt OL University of Wisconsin.  I love University of Wisconsin OL under Rex Ryan's ground and pound offense.  They are built for run blocking and under the coaching of Bill Callahan, I think that he can be a starter in a few years. I think that he can contribute immediately at the Guard position in the run game.  Experimental but I think the upside is definitely worth the 5th round pick.

I don't have enough knowledge to appropriately assess the 6th and 7th rounds but I do like Mark Sanchez's best friend WR Scotty McKnight at the 7th round spot. 

What do you think?

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