Originally posted by BigBug415:
Looking at the top 46, I think our biggest needs are on defense.
1. Safety. Goldson franchised, Whitner getting up there in age, and Spillman is a ST ace. Not much depth for '12 or beyond.
2. Corner. Not big on Brock at all. T. Brown and Culliver are good, but another quality young corner to go with Rodgers would be nice.
3. D-Line. RJF, Tukuafu, Dobbs, and I. Williams are nice, but they are all late round or UDFA's and a nice impact lineman can improve our defense.
4. OLB. Aldon & Ahmed are set, but I could see another pass rusher draftfed to challenge Haralson.
Just my humble opinion.
Whitner is going into his 7th season. That's not "up there" for a safety. The rules of pro-football running backs don't apply to all positions. Also, what does what round the other defensive linemen were drafted in have to do anything? Ricky Jean Francois in parfticular is a solid contributor. These needs are defense you are speaking of are more like "just in case" type of picks (injuries, etc), rather than the picks people want on offense (WR, G, and yes even TE), where we KNOW if anyone is drafted at those positions they will most likely get significant playing time, regarldless if there are injuries to other players.