Just hours after one of the weirdest 1st rounds in recent memory, I have taken the time to put together this post analyzing the Cameron Heyward pick at 31 in the first round. When I saw Prince Amukamara available at 19 I said if he fell one more spot the Steelers should trade up for him. Well he didn't and he was picked at 19. Then I set my sites on Cameron Jordan. I thought we should have made a deal with the Saints to get him but we stayed put. Then I set my sites on Jimmy Smith who was taken by the hated Ratbirds at 26. Then I turned my sites to Gabe Carimi. Well, that did not last long at 29. By the 30th pick, I knew that we would be taking a DE. I have Wilkerson and Heyward just one spot different from each other so I was going to be a happy man. The Jets took Wilkerson leaving us with the obvious choice of Cameron Heyward. Kevin Colbert thought it was obvious as well, as they made the fastest pick of the draft. The other available options were Derek Sherrod, Stephen Paea, Brandon Harris, Aaron Williams, and Rahim Moore. I think Heyward is by far the best option.
Great job Kevin Colbert and welcome to our family, Cameron Heyward
I will have analysis of our 2nd and 3rd round picks after they happen and same for round 4 through 7 but I am going to save giving out grades until I see what happens with the rest of the draft.