Originally posted by eonblue:
I just dont understand how you can demand dline depth when moss is prolly in his last season. Davis is losing a step. Ginn jr is awful. I mean crabtree is our only solid receiver. Manningham was the future but guys hes going to take awhile to recoop his injury was serious. I agree we have to solve this offense problem otherwise our guys are going to be playing to many snaps and having to win games jn the fourth quarter. Really i feel if we get one more solid reciver will be n good shape.
The need for depth on the defensive line is not necessarily in conflict with the need to build a solid receiving coprs.
This draft has solid depth on the defensive line and we have at least three picks on day two of the draft.
What we do in free agency is going to be important also.
Henry Melton whom I think could be a very good DE is going to be a free agent and he might be pissed that Lovie Smith was canned.
If we get Goldson to come back, we will not have to use a high pick on safety.
If we sign Sopoaga, and I see no reason why he would not want to return, we maintain our starting defensive line.
This is the year to draft a nose tackle and defensive end for the future.
They would have one or two years to develop--and would provide immediate rotational help.
I agree that we need major infusion of talent on the receiving corps.
One potential draft is:
1. Best Wide Receiver or Tight End. (Ertz, Eifert, Patterson, or Austin)
2. DE (Margus Hunt)
3a. Nose tackle (Brandon Williams)
3b. best Defensive Back (Ryan, Thomas, or Wilcox)
3c. Best offensive tackle--we need depth
4a. Best Wide Reciver or Tight End
4b. BPA or trade up
5. BPA or trade up
and it goes on.
In short, we can meet our immediate and future needs on the defensive line and receiving corps.
But, then I am optimistic.