Originally posted by pd24:
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:True, but when was the last time WHitner was that good in coverage? He bad the year before.
Originally posted by kray28:
Mitchell might actually be an upgrade on Whitner.
Mitchell is definitely younger, but Whitner did rate higher last year in terms of coverage. Considering the year Whitner had in 2013, it's a slight downgrade actually. But the thinking is likely, plug in a reasonably affordable veteran like Mitchell for a year or two and draft the safety of the future in May.
He was ranked as the 5th best safety in pass coverage.