Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by Oakland-Niner:
I like Sopoaga, but I'd like to see us draft a big bodied NT in rounds 1 or 2 if the value is there. He is playing the position very similar to the way he played DE last year, strong against the run, but not much penetration. Fiago always uses words like "solid" when describing Sopoaga, which is a step down from adjectives he uses to describe guys like Ray, J.Smith, The Twins, A.Smith and Brooks.
I don't see a lot of QB's stepping up into a pocket against us. That's Ike. He isn't getting pushed back to create that front cushion for QB's.
I'm just saying listen to Fiago. He likes Soap, but doesn't mention him with the same wow factor he does the rest of the guys. No one thought we needed to upgrade the DE postion when he was there, but then RayMac took over and the difference was obvious. Besides, our D line is pretty dam thin.
Also, I think you can make an argument that we are good at CB if Rogers resigns. Wasn't there an article recently about our delema regarding which CBs should startt? Brown, Cully, Rogers, Spencer are all showing to be starting material. Of course, it never hurts to upgrade.