Cutler06 Posted February 27, 2022 Share Posted February 27, 2022 (edited) While I usually try to find a gem or two in the draft, feels like we need to determine our true needs and prioritize. Know this topic will bring a few conflicting views, but it may bring a consensus over some time. Here's some of my thoughts: 1. Quarterback - Ok, Captain Obvious here, but the impact a good QB would have on this team would be exponential. That said, I don't feel like we're gonna find what we're looking for unless fate is very good to us. Right now, I can't see us getting AR12, feels like he's been using us to manipulate the Packer FO, but that could be just my opinion. Betting we have a better shot at Wilson, but again, who wants to trade a franchise QB in some of his prime years ? Another avenue may be to draft one, but this years draft class is nothing close to last year's class and Paton didn't draft one in 2021, bet he doesn't again this year as 2023 class is looking so much better. My idea would be utilize this draft to set us up for next years draft, while building the defense some more. 2. Edge/OLB - Easy to see that we need to finding Von's replacement, guessing Paton saw the depth at the position in this year's draft before he made the trade. Even hearing the Bronco's could double-dip at the position (how would that look to Chubb ?). In this division, the best way to attack KC and LAC is to disrupt the play of Mahomes and Herbert (even Carr) so we need men who can get after the QB. Since EE has stated we'll remain in a 3-4, that's where most of our pressure will come from. 3. RT - And yet another position we need to explore and fulfill is Right tackle, something we've tried fill in free agency, time to find a long-term replacement. We do have some options in Calvin Anderson, Quinn Bailey (mentioning for you AKRNA), Drew Himmelman and even Bobbie Massie was adequate. But Anderson should be used as a swing tackle if he's healthy(given his versatility), Bailey and Himmelman are slightly known and Massie is more of a journeyman so there is a need here. One other thought might be to draft a G and move Risner over to RT, he has regressed a bit at LG, he does have some college experience at the tackle position. 4. DL - Again, more pass rush is needed. Purcell has cap casualty written all over him and really hasn't been healthy enough since signing his new contract. Agim has shown glimpses of being capable, but a true impact NT could help Dre'Mont explode. Also don't see Shelby being anything more than he is right now. Very hopeful Jonathon Harris, a 2021 draft pick out of Mississippi St can show something this season, he has some interesting skills. 5. CB - With Fuller and Callahan both free agents, more depth will always be required within this division. PSII and Darby will man the starting positions, but can't say I've see enough of Ojemudia, Hairston or Bassey have instilled much confidence in me to believe we won't need more secondary depth. 6. Safety - Kareem Jackson is still playing well but he is 33yo already. Sterns and Jamar Johnson were both drafted last year with Stern showing some serious potential, how much of that was due to Fangio's scheme ? Johnson is a unknown and PJ Locke has been on the team for a while but has not really established himself either so at least one pick here could be necessary 6. Returner - Dionte Spencer was really disappointing this year as a returner IMO, and he brings nothing as a WR. Getting some help in an rea where we need some impact can only help. 7. RB - With Gordon probably leaving, Williams will need a backup although Boone is undiscovered here. I did not put in ILB as I feel we have some talent at the position, and we'll just have to resign 1-2 of our ILB's. Edited February 28, 2022 by Cutler06 spelling 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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