Originally posted by AB81Rules:
Originally posted by Gore_21:
I'll say one thing Whitner is playing better than he did last year but I still think we move on and take a SS early in the next draft. So far it's worked with Reid no need to pay all that money to Whitner. Will be nice to get younger. I think we would have done it this year but didn't want 2 rookie safeties back there. We had Whitner mentor Reid and now Reid will have 1 year under his belt and can teach the new guy. Whitner was pretty good in 2011, 2012 he dropped off big time, 2013 I like I said he is somewhere in between. I think we go with a SS in the 1st or 2nd round of the next draft. If we get KC's 2nd I could see 1.CB 2.SS 2.WR
A few thoughts on SS spot, I like LSU's Craig Loston a lot. Also Baylor's Ahmad Dixon, and Washington State's Deone Buchannon. 3 solid prospects. The top SS IMO is Stanford's Jordan Richards. I think e is similar height size as Whitner. Loston is around 6'1-6'2.
I'd like a guy who can tackle and play the run but I'd like someone not as thick as Whitner and taller. 2011 Whitner played great but I think he has lost some of his speed since then. He also is a really thick guy so naturally he will be a better run defender than coverage guy. I always wanted the guy to drop 5-10 pounds in hopes he'd get quicker and better in coverage. He can play the run well and still could 5-10 pounds lighter. Back to a prospect I'd like someone a few inches taller than Whitner who is a little small at 5'10". Again, need some who can play the run but more importantly cover well since teams pass more and more these days. It's almost to the point where you want to FS type players back there.
[ Edited by Gore_21 on Sep 27, 2013 at 1:03 AM ]