Originally posted by WRATHman44:
Originally posted by Wrathman:
D Line should be first priority.
Assuming the value is there at DL, THIS. NYG have a mess of average players in their secondary, but they are always competitive because they have a stable of pass rushers, inside and out.
I would agree, but what could change the equation is the signing of a quality veteran DE to back-up Justin and RayMac. What I mean is, if they sign someone who can provide an immediate impact as part of a rotation, that approach might be even better for THIS YEAR rather than using a high pick on a d-lineman. The vet doesn't have to be an every-down player; they just need to step in and be effective for 10-15 plays a game or if one of our guys goes down for a period of time. That could be anyone from Cullen Jenkins, Richard Seymour, Randy Starks, Jason Jones, Derek Landri or even a Desmond Bryant (don't care about his recent run in with the law). This becomes even more doable from a cap perspective if we trade Alex, release Akers and don't re-sign Goldson (all of which seem pretty likely at this point).
Point being, more than likely, anyone drafted at #31 is going to take a little time to acclimate and won't necessarily (or at least automatically) be an effective rotational player in this lineup. So the veteran signing might be the way to go, freeing the team up to address the secondary with high picks, then use later picks to get a young development-type of 3-4 DE.
[ Edited by GhostofFredDean74 on Feb 26, 2013 at 10:40 AM ]