Originally posted by buck:
Harbaugh, Baalke, and the kid himself have all publically stated that he will begin working covering the slot and learning the safety, strong safety I believe, position.
In essence, he will be competing for the position of slot cornerback (or nickel cornerback) this year. Fangio has made it clear that slot corner is considered a distinct position in the 9er defense. The brain trust have all stated that it is considered a starting position.
And I guess I did kind of forget how excited I was, thinking about having a Reid/Ward duo. I think the thing that threw me a bit off is that if we didn't add a CB like McGill or Desir(any decent CB to pair with these guys) today. We would have had a monster backfield for years to come. 100% homer but I'm a die hard Utes fan and I really think McGill would have been a fantastic addition and immediately been fighting for playing time. We could have gotten him in the 4th as well, and kept most of the same picks. Then focused less on CB in the later rounds. He's the one player on defense that really stood out all the year. Desir as well, but I only know of him what I watch on highlights.