I loved Day 1 for the Hawks. I think both players can start next year and help the team immediately. The positions that I would like to see addressed by the second round pick (#60) are DL, RB, CB, G or WR (probably in that order).
Most of the intriguing d-line options will be gone in the first half of the round. I’d like to see the Hawks make a move to get in a position to take Brian Price (DT, UCLA). He’d be a solid player to put next to Mebane. Another DT possible would be Lamarr Houston out of Texas. It will be interesting to see how long Carlos Dunlap (DE, Florida) last. He has potential but has some off-field issues and is inconsistent.
I think the Hawks will have some good running backs to choose from at #60. Montario Hardesty, Ben Tate and Toby Gerhart could all be available at that point and would be a big help to the running game. Hardesty would be my pick if all three were still on the board. If Dexter McCluster is there he would be an interesting option. He’s more of a Spiller-type back that can be used as a receiver, runner and returner.
Five CBs went in round 1, so that position might be a bit thin now. If Chris Cook (UVA) slipped, he would be a nice add to the team. He’s 6’2” and could maybe at least be a better match up against Fitzgerald. Dominique Franks (Oklahoma) is another player I like.
I listed guard because the line needs improvement in more than just the left tackle spot. Someone like Jon Asamoah might fit the blocking schemes well and could be there at the end of the round.
Drafting a wide receiver might be pointless since Mike and Reggie Williams are going to finally live up to their first-round potential, but better safe than sorry. Damian Williams (USC) could be available as could a bigger receiver like Eric Decker (Minnesota).
I guess what I’d most like to see tomorrow is the Hawks make some moves to get a pick in the third round so we have more to look forward to.