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Other than Right Tackle, its all BPA

Originally posted by tjd808185:
Originally posted by Overkill:
RT is definitely a need. But so is OG. We've gotten below average play pass protection from both OG spots this year and get no push in the run game. We could also lose Baas this offseason (depending on the CBA, etc).

The other "needs" mentioned in this thread (like S, OLB, etc) are really more like "wants" imo. In fact, I would actually put Franklin's replacement ahead of the sexier "needs" at OLB & S. Okay, so our defense is not an elite unit. And maybe they can't drag the offense, kicking and screaming, to a SB. But its clear the defense is good enough to keep us in most games.

The real problem on this team is the offense. And the real problem on the offense right now appears to be the OL. Or possibly the OL & QB... the remainder of the season will decide that.

Should Franklyn leave NT will be will be the easiest void to fill in FA. Wilfork, Hampton and Pickett are all free agents. Hampton and Pickett seem to be sure locks too.

I agree that our problem is on offense, but we're only a couple of pieces away from being an elite defense. Offensively we're years away.

Agreed, absolutely.

We are years away from fielding an elite offense. I just mean getting good players at OG & OT will have a bigger impact than say, getting Taylor Mays at safety. Fix the OL and I think we're at least competitive on offense. Maybe not good enough to win consistently, but good enough to get an NFC playoff berth.

I'm not sure even an elite defense could pull this offense into the playoffs if we can't run the ball and can only find success running the spread.

I think our shortest route to the playoffs is through the OL. Obviously, FA could change everything.
Originally posted by tjd808185:
Originally posted by Overkill:
RT is definitely a need. But so is OG. We've gotten below average play pass protection from both OG spots this year and get no push in the run game. We could also lose Baas this offseason (depending on the CBA, etc).

The other "needs" mentioned in this thread (like S, OLB, etc) are really more like "wants" imo. In fact, I would actually put Franklin's replacement ahead of the sexier "needs" at OLB & S. Okay, so our defense is not an elite unit. And maybe they can't drag the offense, kicking and screaming, to a SB. But its clear the defense is good enough to keep us in most games.

The real problem on this team is the offense. And the real problem on the offense right now appears to be the OL. Or possibly the OL & QB... the remainder of the season will decide that.

Should Franklyn leave NT will be will be the easiest void to fill in FA. Wilfork, Hampton and Pickett are all free agents. Hampton and Pickett seem to be sure locks too.

I agree that our problem is on offense, but we're only a couple of pieces away from being an elite defense. Offensively we're years away.

Franklin will likely be franchised, so I wouldn't worry about him.
Originally posted by Overkill:
Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by Ether:
Isnt Eric Berry more of a luxury pick? Our problems as of now is protecting the QB and consistent pressure on the opposing QB... So we decide to go with a Safety? I guess thats why we're fans and not GMs.

Considering Roman will be gone and Lewis may retire (I think he should) that will leave vacancies at SS and FS. Getting a OLB and ROT can be done with our other picks.

Good point, but doesn't Roman simply sub for Lewis on passing downs? Meaning the vacancy is really only at SS and could be filled by a single, more well-rounded player? I think Goldson plays FS in all our packages, which is why he has the radio.

And Eric Berry would never be a "luxury" pick for us. We may have bigger needs, but he would be the epitomize the BPA if he fell to either of our first round picks. We can always use the other to snag a top RT / passrusher prospect.

Roman is the primary swing safety so he can be inserted into either spot. At this point we really don't know where R Smith will end up calling home so the void could be either spot. Where ever Berry (if we drafted him) played better I would move Goldson to the opposite spot. Put Smith as the #2 FS and move Taylor to the #2 SS but make Smith the primary swing guy in case of injury.
Originally posted by valrod33:
we NEED a Safety, correction we need Eric Berry

we need a dominant NT if we loose Franklin
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