Originally posted by GEEK:
Matt Maiocco has stated multiple times that he anticipates Eric Wright taking over a starting role in 2013. He's got a similar style to Brown. So I see a realistic change there.
Brock is coming along very well, and he could be in line to be elevated to a starting role. Culliver will recover, and the mock adds two 2nd day picks to the team.
I get your point though. I'm so heavily focused on addressing WR weapons that I don't prioritize the CB position. That's a fair criticism. But I rather take a flyer on a rookie and resign a Kaep or Iupati instead of keep a 33 year old CB that's declining in speed on the roster.
I'm not saying we should resign Rogers. I would love to restructure his deal, but if the price is not right I'm fine with letting him go. Cap space is the name of the game over the next 3 years for us.
I'm not trying to spell doom and gloom. A depth chart of Brock,Culliver, Wright, Cox, and Morris is not all bad. Wright, Culliver and Brock are young, driven, and above all else talented, but you can't deny the effect that Brown and Rogers could have on the secondary.
The secondary is entering relatively uncharted waters because these guys are comfortable in the scheme and the onus is on them. We don't know how the youngsters are going to react when it's them week in and week out covering the Fitzgerald, Johnson, and Julio.
The WR position is not losing it's #1 next season. In fact it may have a legit #2 after this season.
One situation seems much dire than the other.
Ultimately a 1st round pick doesn't change the situation at CB, but personally I'm leaning towards drafting the best CB we can possibly get. I hope they trade up into the 15-22 range. I feel like we're not going to get Watkins,Evans, or Lee and they're the only guys I have rated in the 1st round. Plenty of 2nd and 3rd WRs to choose from. In fact Beckham Jrs teammate, Jarvis Landry, is a stud too.