SS if we don't resign Whitner. Which could be a possibility if he opts for money because there is a realistic chance that the Browns franchise TJ Ward, making Whitner the #1 SS and #2 Safety behind FS Jairus Byrd.
Should we resign Whitner it would mean we probably lost at least 1 of Rogers or Brown so it becomes CB. At this point I'd hope that we signed Cox to our typical 2 year deal a few weeks ago when he came back. Wright should/will give us a hometown discount so we'd enter the season with at worst a DC of Brock, Wright, Culliver, Cox, Rookie
WR if for some strange reason don't get Boldin back becomes #1. IMO even if Boldin comes back it is at worst a need that must be addressed in round 2. Knowing that Baldwin is expendable but still entering next year with Crabtree, Patton, and Baldwin as our top 3 is an unnerving thought. I like to to be Crabtree, Boldin, Patton, Baldwin, Rookie but we simply don't know what Boldin will choose.
IMO....The most likely scenario in round 1 is needing a CB. I think Whitner will stick around due to his leadership and partnership with Reid, I think Boldin will come back because we are his type of team and this was best year since 2006, I think Rogers gets cut because of the leverage the FO has with Eric Wright, I think the fact Brock got an extension that Brown turned down shows that Brown is testing the market and he'll probably get over more than 4 years $16M.
Making the first 3 rounds worth of picks look like....
Round 1: CB
Round 2 via KC: WR
Round 2 own: CB/SS - if we lose both TB and Rogers I think we take 2 relatively early, maybe we get lucky and get a Safety that can play CB as well
Round 3 via Car(?): CB/WR - Knowing Baldwin is expendable and that the WR FA market isn't fantastic we could very well need 2 WRs by the time May is here.
Round 3 own: WR/CB - Flip these picks based on our roster decisions/free agency.
[ Edited by sfout on Jan 5, 2014 at 8:51 PM ]