What starter do we absolutely need to upgrade to take this team to the next level? The obvious answer is Alex, he is playing pretty good right now based on what he is asked to do but Quarterback is the most important position and he can easily be upgraded. I am not bashing him but it's true. So seeing how that is the easy answer what starter do we absolutely need to upgrade to be better other than Alex?
The one thing that is lacking on this team is Passing Offense and Passing Defense. Brown Culliver and Rogers have played very well but I think we seriously need another starter aside Rogers. I think Culliver or Brown can be that guy in the future but while they are developing I think if we had another solid CB RIGHT NOW we would take this team to the next level.
More consistent play out of Rachal/Snyder would greatly upgrade us but I think Snyder has filled in nicely to this point.
Personally I am sick with Parys Haralson as well. We need better production out of our ROLB. The FF are nice but what else has he done. I think he is an easy upgrade. I do not consider Aldon Smith and him to play the same position since Smith is more of a DE in passing downs. If he can develop the ability to show that he can also cover in this league than we have found our upgrade but until then we need someone else.