He is definitely a top 5 FS.
He has size, speed, and hands.
I just don't think Baalke/Marathe will do it because they don't like paying for a player's best year. If he proves he can sustain the level of play, then we MAY sign him long term after 2012 but even then, we may just franchise him again and hope to draft a replacement.
I just don't think it is smart to have a lot of money locked up in a FS but our defense is geared for the strength of the Safeties.
[ Edited by Joecool on May 18, 2012 at 8:55 AM ]