NT - All starts with the nose, and so far, we have failed to make NT the high priority it should be. Nolan put very little value in the 3-4 DL, and it showed. Bringing in Franklin has been a failure. He is poor at anchoring the LOS, and rarely gets any push or penetration up the gut on pass or rush plays. We are taking a look at Isaac Sopoaga and even Kentwan Balmer. Sopoaga looked very impressive in TC, and only okay in preseason. It's hard to say that either will be terribly effective, yet they would have to be an upgrade to Franklin. I think this will be a very high priority in the next offseason, and I'm a fan of Cody or Robinson so far for the early rounds of the draft. Wilfork in FA... please?
RT - Adam Snyder stepped it up now that he is left alone to focus at RT. Too early to say he's a long term solution. Pashos is a wild card right now, but glad to have him for depth. I like Boone's potential, but his slow feet may keep him from being a good starter. I see RT being a likely draft priority in the first 4 picks as well.
OLB - Not seeing SPECIAL from our OLBs, and can easily see this as a high priority in the draft. I'm very high on Selvie if he can bulk up and keep the weight. Not fully giving up on our bunch though.
QB - This could end up our greatest need or not a need at all. I don't think much of Hill, but won't yet completely dismiss him as evolving into a decent/good starter. I suspect that at some point, sooner or later, Alex Smith will take over the reins and never look back. Not always a popular opinion, but it's how I see it. I see Nate Davis having great potential as our #2 and possibly more later down the line.