1. Alex: RB James Starks
2. Ryan: RB C.J. Spiller
3. Tim: TE Antonio Gates
4. Ralph: TE Jermichael Finley
5. Gary: TE Jason Witten
6. James: TE Vernon Davis
7. Rob: WR Torrey Smith
8. Dan: WR Antonio Brown
9. Matt: WR Eric Decker
10. Marco: RB Beanie Wells
I already have my RB1 and RB2 (Ryan Mathews and Doug Martin), starting WRs (Brandon Marshall, Jordy Nelson and Vincent Jackson) and TE1 (Jimmy Graham). So I could either go for my QB1 or go for depth with this pick.
The available QBs were Matt Ryan, Philip Rivers, Eli Manning, Jay Cutler, Matt Schaub, Ben Roethlisberger and Peyton Manning.
Based on ADP, outside of Rivers and Peyton Manning, it was too early to take any of these quarterbacks.
I considered taking Rivers, but I feel more comfortable with him as my QB2 than as my QB1 since I haven't seen whether he's gelled with his mostly new receiving corps.
And I also felt Peyton Manning would be better as a QB2 than my QB1 until I see in preseason games that he looks good with his surgically repaired neck.
So I decided to pass on quarterback again and go for depth.
Among RBs, I considered Beanie Wells, DeAngelo Williams and Isaac Redman. No one else was worth a seventh-round pick.
But I didn't feel comfortable with Wells now that Ryan Williams is back in the mix. I wasn't overly excited with DeAngelo Williams given a crowded backfield with Jonathan Stewart, Mike Tolbert and even Cam Newton. And Redman could lose his job to Mendenhall midway through the season.
So I moved on to WRs.
Torrey Smith, Antonio Brown, Jeremy Maclin, Steve Johnson and Reggie Wayne were all viable options.
Wayne might be a round or two too early. Maclin and Johnson were a bit too inconsistent for me. So the pick came down to Torrey Smith and Antonio Brown.
To me, both Smith and Brown could have huge seasons this year. Brown is entering that magical third season for a receiver, and Smith could be just as good as Brown as Smith enters his second season after an excellent rookie campaign. Smith scored his seven TDs in just five games. If he becomes more consistent every week, he could be a monster.
The tiebreaker was that Brown was learning a new offensive system under a new offensive coordinator while Smith has continuity with the Ravens. Less thinking, more doing for Smith.
If Vernon Davis commands the ball on a 49er offense that suddenly has a lot of mouths to feed, he could be a nice pickup here in the seventh round.
And if the Cardinals stick with Beanie Wells rather than go with a committee, Wells could be a nice value here too. That's a big if, though.
James Starks is the orphan of the Packers offense. Green Bay may decide to run him more this year. But then again, they may not, considering how potent their offense was without him last year. With that kind of uncertainty surround Starks, the seventh-round seems a bit early.