Originally posted by brodiebluebanaszak:
Since we spent so little of our draft capital on DL, I am not looking for a big change in pass rush effectiveness. We're sitting on a lot of ???'s. Carradine - hasn't seen his first snap in competition. Okoye -- will he make the active roster for a few games? Unknown. Will Lynch make the team? Unknown.ALdon -- how many games will he play -- 8? 12? 16? Unknown. Will Williams come back 100%? Unknown. Our best ILB blitzer -- will he even play next year? Unknown. Justin + Raymac have one more year of wear on the treads.
It's reaonable to be optimistic on some of these questions but not all.
Good news is our coverage game looks to be better, and we still have hella depth at LB.
A little extra insurance here like Tuitt in the 2nd round would have looked good me personally.
we didn't draft DL this year because we literally have 3 guys already being added to the team that weren't here last year. Tank Carradine, Q.Dial and Ian Williams (yes IW was here for one game & hurt week 2 but you get the point) & we didn't lose anybody.
The team is stacked on the DL
DE: Smith, McDonald, Carradine, TJE, Dobbs, Ramsey
NT: Dorsey, Williams, Dial
Not to mention in nickle situations when we go with 4 down lineman we see Aldon, Brooks, Lemonier lineup as DE's. And I'm not positive about his 3-4 spot but Lych fits into this category as a DE when we go with 4 down lineman also. We didn't draft DL because it's one of the most stacked positions on the roster.