Our main needs were WR, CB, and S a week ago. We got our replacement safety in Bethea and resigned Boldin as our starting WR. We lost two of a potential three starting cornerbacks. This is our MAIN need and given we haven't picked up any of the free agent CBs, we will be picking up a CB with our first pick. This is no different than last year when our main area of need was replacing Goldson, so a safety was always going to be the first pick and once Vaccaro was picked, we moved up quickly to get our man. This year will be no different and expect us to move up to get one of Gilbert, Dennard, or Verrett. It looks like the Lions at #10 will be picking up a CB, so if we want Gilbert (he is the most ready NFL cornerback and probably haven't seen a CB prospect like him since Peterson), then prepare to move up in the top 10 which is going to be nuts. Come on Baalke, get the CB we need and we will be set for our defense (though I would of loved Pryor as our SS). Realistically, once Gilbert goes to the Lions, Baalke will be doing what we he can to move up to get Dennard, or if taken, Verrett.
In the following rounds, we should target a speedy WR (which is very doable since their our 10-11 top talent receivers in this draft) and a center. What is strange is many mock sites have us going for a DT/DE in the first round to replace Justin Smith in the future, but I believe we got that man in Tank from last season.
[ Edited by mmezzetta on Mar 17, 2014 at 6:02 AM ]