As the draft wound down, it took serious cojones to draft a cornerback and developmental defensive lineman instead of adding Derrick Locke, Noel Devine or Mario Fannin.
We like the Daniel Thomas pick, but he’s a 230lb bruiser who may not be much help on a 3rd and 7. We added speed at the wideout position with Edmond “Pearly” Gates, but our backfield could certainly use a turbo boost.
Luckily, the three players listed above are all unrestricted free agents. Fannin is a freak, who is about the same size as Thomas, but with phenomenal hands and track star speed. Locke was a big time playmaker at Kentucky, undersized but a wealth of pass-catching experience. Devine is the smallest of all, but perhaps the most dangerous. The West Virginia scatback could also be a huge find as a return specialist.
This draft filled a few needs, but we think third down/change of pace back remains a big hole. We could save ourselves a huge check to Darren “What You Talkin’ ‘Bout” Sproles if we brought one of these guys into the fold as an undrafted gem.
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