Kenny Ladler, FS from Vandy. With Whitner nearing the end of his contract, in his 30s, I think (and hope) we resign him to a short, 2-year deal. But as he ages, he might slow down. Look at what happened to Carlos Rogers. I think we need to find a replacement for him soon, even if he has to sit for a year or two under Whitner to learn and develop. Ladler might be that fit. He is excellent in coverage. He reminds me a lot of Reid when I'm watching game tape. Almost every single play he is either making the tackle or in the circle where the tackle is being made. He demonstrates great effort and talent on every down, and he put some licks on Marcus Lattimore! Here's a video from 2012. Couldn't find a 2013 video, but I have watched him in person a few times and he is better in 2013 than he is in the video. He's projected to go in rounds 3-4, and could be a major steal. Let me know what you think.
Edit: Didn't realize Whitner was currently 28.
[ Edited by loyalniner on Jan 9, 2014 at 2:45 PM ]