Nothing at all. You need at least 2 starting caliber DTs and at least 3 starters at CB (and 3 at WR). One guy can only cover so much of the field, leaving the rest wide open. That is why Football is the ultimate team game...you are only as good as your weakest link.Quote:
So, I have been thinking. We drafted a CB, DT and WR in the first round last year. We went out and got a DT and CB in Free Agency. What does that say about the guys we drafted last year at CB and DT?
Other than the obvious, QB, I see the 3 main positions of need remaining as CB, LB, and LG...not necessarily in that order, and we do have fall back plans in place in case we miss out with Robinson at CB, who was better outside, Cole flashing potential at MLB, and resigning Charlie.
IF Bridgewater or Bortles is available at 8 I'm pretty sure we'll go QB, and maybe for Manziel too. IF those 3 are gone, moving back a few spots would be great for us to add improved depth to multiple positions. I'd love to see us trade back with NYG or STL at 12 or 13 so they can secure whoever the best remaining OT is. That should put us in position to land one of the top 2 CBs, Gilbert or Dennard, or Mosley at ILB, all top-end pass D upgrades, and, net us an extra 3rd round pick, and quite possibly an extra 5 or 6 on top of that.
I love the Captain addition, but he is best suited for the slot/nickelback position, and with all of the huge WRs in our division (Calvin, Brandon, Alshon, Jordy, etc,) we might need a bit more size to cover those guys outside. On the other hand, our LBs have been terrible in coverage for years, and that is something Mosley is known for.
But LG is very important to both our running and passing games, and Charlie should be moved to backup...and his contract level suggests that is the plan. I think we will spend a pretty early pick on Guard, perhaps even no.8 if Mathews falls that far and nobody wants to trade with us...he has played OG before, and his dad played multiple OL spots too. A bit of a luxury pick? Definitely, but it should set up our OL for long term success and continuity.