HoosierCat Posted December 29, 2003 Report Share Posted December 29, 2003 Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know: it's way early, there's still free agency to go through, who knows if we'll get picks for CD, etc., but what the heck.Just considering the state of the team *right now,* the name that keeps coming up for me is Miami's Jonathan Vilma. By the time the 17th pick rolls around, all the top DL and corner prospects will be gone. Any way we go there will be a reach. Maybe Marvin decides to take a flyer on some defensive lineman, but with one project at corner already (Weathersby) I don't think he'll be anxious for another guy with "big upside" to develop. Tho Frazier's an ex-corner, so you never know...But I think Vilma will still be on the board. Heck of a player, and some places (pro football weekly, for example) like to mention him in the same breath as Ray Lewis. The guy's light, tho; I've seen his weight listed as low as 211, and a lot of other places like him on the weak side better than in the middle. And we're farging light enough on defense already. I think someone like Southern Miss's Rod Davis would still be there in the second and he would be a surer MLB choice, IMHO.But...Marvin Lewis is a best-player-available kind of guy, and if it's a top LB prospect versus the No. 4 or 5 corner or DT, I can see Vilma getting the call. Maybe grab him, dump Hardy and put Simmons back in the middle? I dunno...but that's my call for now. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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