I'm in the camp that thinks EDM is targeting a D at 7 and the report is likely to try to faciliate a possible trade. As of right now, I assume the top 5 is (Jones, MacKinnon, Drouin, Barkov, Nichushkin). I still think 1 of Monahan, Lindholm, or Shinkaruk will be available at 9 but if they aren't I wouldn't be opposed to Bo Horvat. Still waiting for the draft guides to come out before I form any final opinions though.
Imo, if we're trading up, I'd want to get Nichuskin or Barkov, preferably Barkov, so I'd rather trade up to like 4-5 instead of 6 where Barkov could be gone already.
If we don't move our 1st pick, I'd want one of the 3 you mentioned.
If we miss all 3 of them, I'd prefer to trade down to try to pick Lazar around 14-18 and see if we can pick up a high 2nd rd pick for dropping a few spots.
If I was our GM, that's what would be my Plan A, B and C, in no particular order, but I'm not, so we'll just have to wait and see.