Originally posted by Chico:
i thought or DBs/Safety's played pretty good! They picked off Jay Cutler 5 times and Kurt Warner 4-5 times....our D-line had 44-45 sacks which helps the corners. Nate and Spencer are still young and solid. T Brown has speed and potential Goldson is a stud...i can see us getting a Safety like Taylor Mays but i don't think we need a CB. If anything, i think we need a speedy RB to compliment Gore.
They match up well with Phoenix because they're strong but not particularly fast. They've struggled, however, against teams with speed (think Roddy White, for example).
Add in the fact that Clements, Bly and Harris aren't getting any younger, and the latter two aren't even under contract, and you should see, there is a need.
Spencer was pretty good last year. But Tarell Brown was given the opportunity to take the other starting spot, and he couldn't hold on to it. Behind hose two, who do we have that's got a future beyond one, maybe two years? Paymah? Picked up to be the Donold Strickland on this team. But to develop into a number one? Nobody!
Safety is less of an issue. Goldson looks like an up-and-coming player. And though Michael lewis' concussions are an issue, we have two back-ups in Reggie Smith and Curtis Taylor whose ceilings haven't been explored yet.
If we don't get a corner in round two, the likelihood we'll get a difference-maker goes way down. At safety, however, we can probably get someone in the 6th or even 7th who could develop. Unfortunately that will put us in the same boat we're in now with Smith and Taylor, except that those two are further along.
I say go CB in the 2nd and ILB in the third. Then get developmental OLB/DEs or other DLs or returner types in the last two rounds.