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descendency
11-28-2009, 08:41 PM
I didn't see this post yet, so I wanted to see what fans of each team think since I can't watch 12-16 games a week (and scout college kids and work).

I want a list of what you think are your team's biggest needs to acquire this off-season (in the draft and free agency). If a player is going to be hitting free-agency, that would be helpful to know or if a player might retire, that would also be helpful to know. Basically, where would you expect a day 1 or 2 pick (first 3 rounds) to be spent?

I'm only going to list positions here but any information you can give me will be recorded in my personal notes.

Also, system information (like is your team a ZBS OL or do you only use man cover corners) would be appreciated.

AFC North
Steelers - NT, CB, LT, RB, K, SS*, iOL*, 34 DE*, 34 LB*
Ravens - CB/S, WR, RB, TE*, DL*
Bengals - TE, S, OG, DE*, CB*, WR*
Browns - QB, 34 OLB, 34 ILB, CB, S, RB, RT, RG,

AFC South
Colts - OG, UT, LT, KR/PR, 43 OLB, RT
Texans - CB, S, iOL, RB*, K*
Jaguars - 34 OLB, DE, OG, C, SS, FS, RB* (CoP)
Titans - DE, CB, LB, DT, iOL*, WR*, P

AFC East
Patriots - 34 DE, 34 OLB, 34 ILB, iOL, RB, QB*, WR*, FB, P
Jets - 34 DE, 34 OLB, NT, CB #2, RT, OG*, TE/OT
Dolphins - WR, 34 OLB, NT, 34 ILB, S
Bills - QB, LT, DT, 43C OLB, OL*, 43C DE*

AFC West
Chargers -NT, OT, Power RB, 34 DE*, C, ILB*, QB*
Broncos - 34 DL, iOL, QB*, ILB*, CB*, P
Raiders - Owner, DL, OT, SLB, C, G, QB
Chiefs - 34 OLB, OT, iOL, NT, 34 ILB, FS, SS, TE, WR*, RB* (Power)

NFC North
Packers - OT, 3rd Down RB, 34 OLB*, 34 DL*, CB*, QB*
Vikings - QB, DT, DE, 43 OLB*, RB*, TE*
Bears - LE, OT, iOL, FS, RB*
Lions - DT, OT, DE, CB, OG, SS

NFC South
Panthers - DT(NT), QB, DE(pass rusher), WR, CB, TE, S
Saints - 43 OLB, DT, C, DE, (big gap), S, OT*, QB*, TE*, CB*
Buccaneers - DT, DE, RB, MLB, WR, CB, S
Falcons -OLB, DT, CB, OL, QB*, TE*

NFC East
Giants - DT, SS, C*, DE*, (R McClain or B Spikes)
Cowboys - LT, 34 DE, NT, 34 ILB, WR #1
Eagles - OT, 43 DE or 43 LB, CB
Redskins - QB, OT, RB

NFC West
Seahawks - QB, LT, S, RB, DT, DE*, iOL*
49ers - OT, S, 34 OLB, OG, CB*, QB, RB* (CoP), KR/PR*
Cardinals - OT, 34 OLB, OG, 34 ILB*, TE, CB*, S*
Rams - QB, DL, WR, OG, TE, OT*

Legend: Starter Needed, Depth*

(order dictates need, first = greatest, last = least)

Examples of common abbreviations:
WR/TE = A slot WR with receiving tight end measurables
TE/OT = TE/FB = TE/H = A blocking TE

DL = Defensive End OR Defensive Tackle
iOL = Either G or C

DE/DT = 34 DE or 43 DT
OLB/DE = 34 OLB or 43 DE

FS/SS = S (either it doesn't matter which because both need replacement or your system doesn't discriminate)

KR = Kick Returner
PR = Punt Returner

ST = Special Teams
LS = Long Snapper

Rosebud
11-28-2009, 08:53 PM
NY Giants - Tier 1 DT, SS, Brandon Spikes or Rolando McClain (we don't need a MLB but both would be studilicious in our system and we will be transitioning from AP to Jonathon Goff soon) Tier 2 C, DE

RJS113
11-28-2009, 09:16 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers:

This team has many needs, but none are more important than defensive line. The Bucs HAVE to land Suh or McCoy with their 1st rounder. I'm hoping they sign Aaron Kampman in free agency, so they can use their 2nd round picks on other positions. Otherwise, DE needs to be addressed in the 2nd round.

Many Bucs fans will probably disagree with me here, but RB is a pretty big need for the Bucs. Ward and Graham will both be 30 next year, and Caddy is a free agent. Although I expect him to be resigned, another back is needed. I'd love to see them take Dwyer or Spiller if either are their at the top of the 2nd round.

The only WRs under contract for the Bucs next year are Michael Clayton and Sammie Stroughter. Although with Bryant hurt all year I don't see him getting a big deal in free agency, so it wouldn't surprise me if he is brought back.

Ronde Barber is getting older, and the Bucs don't have much behind him and Talib. The Bucs have always been able to get back with average talent at corner in the Cover 2, so if the Bucs go back to a mostly Cover 2 defense next year, they can wait until the 3rd round or so to draft a corner. Piscatelli has been a major disapointment this year, so safety could be another need depending on how he finishes the year.

Assuming the Bucs stick with a Cover 2 defense next year, they don't need any major changes at linebacker. Ruud is a great Cover 2 linebacker, and Geno Hayes has been a bright spot this year. Quincy Black is just a guy, but he'll do as the SAM backer. Now if the Bucs want to go with a more physical defense, like the one they tried running under Bates, then MLB is a priority. Ruud just doesn't fit as an attacking MLB. If the Bucs don't run the Cover 2 next year, I'd love to see them grab Spikes at the top of the 2nd (if he slips) and move Ruud outside.

Bucs could use depth at tackle, but other than that, they are fine on the offensive line with Sears back.

Here's how I would rank the Bucs needs assuming they run the Tampa 2 next year:

1. DT
2. DE
3. RB
4. WR
5. CB
6. S

If not running Tampa 2:

1. DT
2. DE
3. CB
4. MLB
5. RB
6. WR
7. S

Ideal Bucs draft:

1. Ndamukong Suh
2. Brandon Graham
2. Jonathan Dwyer
3. Mardy Gilyard
4. Kyle Wilson

Preston
11-28-2009, 09:17 PM
LE to replace Adewale Ogunleye (maybe Gaines Adams could fit here...)
RT
LG or C (if Kreutz retires, Beekman is at center meaning left guard is a hole)
FS

CashmoneyDrew
11-28-2009, 09:19 PM
http://draftcountdown.com/forum/showthread.php?t=36147

fenikz
11-28-2009, 09:20 PM
Cardinals
OT, 3-4 OLB, OG, 3-4 ILB*, TE, CB*, S*

descendency
11-28-2009, 09:24 PM
http://draftcountdown.com/forum/showthread.php?t=36147

Yea, this forum's software has a terrible search function. It should have put that post at the top, but it doesn't search based on relevance, just last post. :/

Pat Sims 90
11-28-2009, 09:24 PM
1.TE Starter
2.S Starter
3.OG Depth Possiabley Starting RG
4. DE Depth
5.CB Depth
6.WR Depth

phlysac
11-28-2009, 09:28 PM
San Francisco 49ers

Team Needs

1. Offensive Tackle
2. Offensive Guard
3. 3-4 Outside Linebacker
4. Secondary - CB/S priority is arguable. Alot of people think that CB is a big need while others feel the problem has been the coverage abilities of the safeties forcing the CBs to play a soft off-coverage. Regardless, a fast, ball-hawk at any secondary position is needed.
5. Return Specialist

Additional "needs", depending on the success of Alex Smith the remainder of season and what offensive system the 49ers decide to make their philosophy...

QB - Smith actually looks pretty good when he has time, i.e. from shotgun.
Nate Davis has the tools if he has time to learn.
RB - If the 49ers move to a more open offensive system to accomodate the talents of Alex Smith/Nate Davis, Michael Crabtree, and Vernon Davis, an explosive "change-of-pace" option is needed to compliment Frank Gore.

Possible off-season losses to FA/Retirement...

NT - Aubrayo Franklin - Team has said they will Franchise Tag him if he isn't extended/resigned. If not, NT becomes a GLARING need.

RB - Michael Robinson - ST Ace but doesn't contribute anything else.

WR - Isaac Bruce - Is a healthy INACTIVE for the 49ers so his loss is of no consequence

WR - Arnaz Battle - Currently #5 on the depth chart.

TE - Brian Jennings - All-Pro Long-Snapper. Highly valuable if he remains cheap.

TE - Delanie Walker - Highly effective in open offense. Much less valuable in power running offense.

OG - David Baas - Underachieving. Alot of hope for him but is a part of the OL woes this season. If he doesn't improve he may likely be allowed to sign elsewhere.

ILB - Jeff Ulbrich - Age and Concussion issues likely signal the end of his career.

CB - Dre Bly - Tremendous value at his current Vet minimum. Would like the team to retain him if he doesn't demand too much. At worst he is good depth.

CB - Walt Harris - Age and ACL injury likely signal end of his career.

CB - Marcus Hudson - His only contributions have been on Special Teams.

FS/SS - Mark Roman - He was allowed to pursue a trade this off-season and didn't find any suitors. The seasoning of youngsters Reggie Smith and Curtis Taylor likely means that Roman will not be retained.

MaxV
11-28-2009, 09:30 PM
The two biggest areas of concern are run-blocking and run defense.

I'd say the order is:

1. OG
2. UT
3. LT
4. OLB
5. KR/PR
6. RT

FloridaSkinzFan
11-28-2009, 09:32 PM
Redskins-

QB - Jason Campbell is in the last year of his contract and the chances of Dan Snyder giving Campbell an extension is VERY unlikely, considering we tried to get Cutler and Sanchez last offseason. With Jason Campbell signing with another team, that leaves 37 year old Todd Collins as the only option, so I see us needing quarterback.

OT - We need an offensive tackle probably more than a QB, Pro bowl LT chris samuels is most likely going to retire, and our only other half decent tackle is Stephon Heyer who was an undrafted free agent and is garbage.

RB - Portis is getting older, not quiet the slash and flash back he once was.

FloridaSkinzFan
11-28-2009, 09:33 PM
San Francisco 49ers

didnt the 49ers just draft joe staley a couple years back in the 1st round for a future LT?

Pat Sims 90
11-28-2009, 09:36 PM
didnt the 49ers just draft joe staley a couple years back in the 1st round for a future LT?

yea but they need a RT from what i have heard from 49er fans

Cigaro
11-28-2009, 09:42 PM
Carolina Panthers(in order of need):

DT(NT), QB, DE(pass rusher), WR, CB, TE, S

phlysac
11-28-2009, 09:48 PM
didnt the 49ers just draft joe staley a couple years back in the 1st round for a future LT?

Yes, as a possible future LT with the 28th pick.

He either remains the LT or if the 49ers draft a top OT that develops to be superior to Staley then Staley will move back to RT where he played very well his rookie year.

In fact, it has been reported that GM Scot McCloughan stated that had Michael Crabtree not fallen last draft, they likely would've selected Michael Oher at #10.

CashmoneyDrew
11-28-2009, 09:56 PM
Yea, this forum's software has a terrible search function. It should have put that post at the top, but it doesn't search based on relevance, just last post. :/

Yeah the search function is pretty bad. That's probably one of my biggest complaints here. No worries.

Day One Pick
11-28-2009, 09:59 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers

Nose Tackle - Casey Hampton is likely gone after this season. Chris Hoke is the only other NT on the roster, he's 33, and hasn't made many career starts but is a solid player.

Cornerback - William *** is not a viable #2 CB. He does do a nice job covering the slot in the nickle and dime, but it not a starter. He get's picked on by bigger receiver along the sideline. Ike Taylor is a shut down corner, he just can't catch. The Steelers did draft Keenan Lewis from Oregon State last year and Joe Burnett from Central Florida. I like the potential of both, even though they were hot and cold the only chance I've seen them this year in the preseason.

Left Tackle - The Steelers have invested a lot of money into current LT Max Starks, so I'm sure they will be more than patient to find his replacement. Starks has been hot and cold since taking over the starting LT spot part way through the '08 season, but the Steelers could definetly use better play from the LT position.

Running Back - The Steelers appear to have their feature back of the future in Rashard Mendenhall, but Willie Parker appears to be in his final year in Pittsburgh. The Steelers do have Mewelde Moore and Moore has done a great job filling in wherever and however the Steelers need, but I'm not sure he's the answer as a compliment back to Mendenhall.

Kicker - Weather it's getting into a fight with a paper towel dispenser at a local convienent store, resisting arrest, missing field goals, or any of his other idiocycracies, the Steelers won't be re-signing Reed this off season. Chances are the Steelers will grap a FA veteran kicker and bring in a UDFA kicker. But they could take a similar route they took when they traded up in the 3rd round for Dan Sepulveda.

Strong Safety - With Troy Polamalu out most of this season it has become clear the Steelers really need to upgrade their depth at safety, particularly the SS spot. Back up Tyrone Carter is a much better special teams player and situational guy than he is a starter.

Guard/Center - The Steelers need to increase the competition and depth at all of the interior line positions.

Defensive End - The Steelers have a nice pair of 3-4 DE's in Aaron Smith (currently hurt) and Brett Keisel. The Steelers drafted Ziggy Hood 32nd overall in the 2009 draft with the hopes to plug him into Aaron Smith spot when Smith decides to hang it up. Keisel should still be around for a few more years, so the Steelers don't need a starter but they will be needing depth. It's likley back up Travis Kirschke will retire after this season.

As always, the Steelers will be drafting the BPA that fits a need. Also keep in mind when doing your mocks the Steelers take a LB nearly every year. I believe this past draft was the first draft in over 20 year that the Steelers didn't take a LB.

I would say NT, CB, LT, and RB could all be in play in the first round. RB might be the least likely, but I wouldn't say out of the question.

eagles6606
11-29-2009, 07:58 AM
1. Free Safety: For years the Eagles have been looking for a replacement for Brian Dawkins. They have not really suceeded up to this point. Right now we have Victor "Macho" Harris, Sean Jones, and Quintin Demps. Demps has good skills, but was not able to won the job in training camp that was his to win. Jones is a decent starter, but is not the long term solution. Macho is very tough, but might not have the physical skills. The birds could use a playmaker at the FS position. Nate Allen could be an option.

2. Linebacker: The birds have quanity, but not quality at the LB spot. The Chris Gocong experiment has seen its last year and he needs to be replaced. Stewart Bradley is comming off another acl tear (he has torn both knees) and there is questions about his durability. Will Weatherspoon and Akeem Jordan have both been solid this year. However the birds could still use an impact linebacker. Rolando Mcclain or Sean Weatherspoon would be great fits for the birds.

3. Defensive End: Trent Cole has had a monster year and has easily been the best player on the eagles d. Victor Abiamiri has been very productive when healthy, but that has not been often. Juqua Parker is more of a situational pass rusher. The birds could use another big time rusher opposite Cole. Derrick Morgan, Carlos Dunlap, Greg Hardy, and Sergio Kindle could all be possibilities.

4. Tight End: The Eagles found a gem in Brent Celek. He has blossomed into a very good player and is developing into one of the better tight ends in the league. The Eagles still need to find a solid backup tight end to Celek. A great fit in the third round would be Garret Graham of Wisconsin. He is an outstanding and complete tight end who can block and catch.

5. Center: So far this year I have not been blown away by the play of Jamaal Jackson. The birds consistently can't make short yardage situations and the center is a big part of that. The Eagles should actively look to upgrade at the center position.

wicket
11-29-2009, 09:58 AM
Saints - 43 OLB/DE (Rush), DT, S, QB*, C*, WR*, TE*


Saints need olb's and a rush DE but they do not need tweeners, this way your posts makes people think the saints would need kindle/norwood kind of players that just belong in the 3-4 D. Also the saints need a starter at center if possible. better would be (using your notation):
Saints - 43 OLB, DT, C, DE, (big gap), S, OT*, QB*, TE*, CB*

Explanation:

4-3 OLB:
Both Scott Fujita and Scott Shanle are decent players but certainly the latter and possibly both should not be starters in a team like the saints have at the moment. The Saints need more athletic qb's who can also drop back in coverage.

DT:
Sedrick Ellis is oft injured and the rest of the DT's can play a bit but the guys like hargrove are better used in a rotation and shouldnt be starters but first guys in. Getting someone to line up alongside Sed and having Hargrove to keep both fresh would make the line a whole lot better.

C:
The one weak part of a pretty good offensive line. A really good center could get this OLine over the top for many years to come.

DE:
Charles Grant is getting old and expensive, could be cut next season. This would leave Bobby McCray and Will Smith who are both good players but its one player short of a good rotation.

MaxV
11-29-2009, 10:19 PM
The two biggest areas of concern are run-blocking and run defense.

I'd say the order is:

1. OG
2. UT
3. LT
4. KR/PR
5. OLB
6. RT

Descendency, I've edited my post on Colts' needs. I've added KR/PR in the fourth spot and moved OLB and RT down 1 spot.

TJ Rushing is mediocre. Colts should try to find a better returner.

bigbuc
11-29-2009, 11:29 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers:

This team has many needs, but none are more important than defensive line. The Bucs HAVE to land Suh or McCoy with their 1st rounder. I'm hoping they sign Aaron Kampman in free agency, so they can use their 2nd round picks on other positions. Otherwise, DE needs to be addressed in the 2nd round.

Many Bucs fans will probably disagree with me here, but RB is a pretty big need for the Bucs. Ward and Graham will both be 30 next year, and Caddy is a free agent. Although I expect him to be resigned, another back is needed. I'd love to see them take Dwyer or Spiller if either are their at the top of the 2nd round.

The only WRs under contract for the Bucs next year are Michael Clayton and Sammie Stroughter. Although with Bryant hurt all year I don't see him getting a big deal in free agency, so it wouldn't surprise me if he is brought back.

Ronde Barber is getting older, and the Bucs don't have much behind him and Talib. The Bucs have always been able to get back with average talent at corner in the Cover 2, so if the Bucs go back to a mostly Cover 2 defense next year, they can wait until the 3rd round or so to draft a corner. Piscatelli has been a major disapointment this year, so safety could be another need depending on how he finishes the year.

Assuming the Bucs stick with a Cover 2 defense next year, they don't need any major changes at linebacker. Ruud is a great Cover 2 linebacker, and Geno Hayes has been a bright spot this year. Quincy Black is just a guy, but he'll do as the SAM backer. Now if the Bucs want to go with a more physical defense, like the one they tried running under Bates, then MLB is a priority. Ruud just doesn't fit as an attacking MLB. If the Bucs don't run the Cover 2 next year, I'd love to see them grab Spikes at the top of the 2nd (if he slips) and move Ruud outside.

Bucs could use depth at tackle, but other than that, they are fine on the offensive line with Sears back.

Here's how I would rank the Bucs needs assuming they run the Tampa 2 next year:

1. DT
2. DE
3. RB
4. WR
5. CB
6. S

If not running Tampa 2:

1. DT
2. DE
3. CB
4. MLB
5. RB
6. WR
7. S

Ideal Bucs draft:

1. Ndamukong Suh
2. Brandon Graham
2. Jonathan Dwyer
3. Mardy Gilyard
4. Kyle Wilson

I'm with you that our backs are not that good and was thinking myself that we needed to draft a Rb. But I've changed my tune. We have so many other needs that we should just spend some of our money on a free agent Rb. We NEED to come out of this draft with Suh or McCoy in the first and in the second go D line again and then CB or WR. We should come out of the first three rounds with
1. Suh or McCoy
2. Best D linemen thats there
2. Best CB or WR ( both must have speed )
3. CB or WR which ever one we didn't pick with the last pick.

Duffman57
11-29-2009, 11:31 PM
For the chargers, i dont think that is completely right. I have no clue what we are gonna do with our DL, but my preference and what i think will be better for our team, is use Vaughn Martin as a Haloti Ngata type DE where he is huge, but he plays DE because he has the athletecism to play it, and then the #1 need would be NT. I think that the need isn't at LT but at RT. McNeil is the closest guy to being a "sure thing" to be resigned as anyone on our team, and i think that Clary has to be upgraded. But i think that you left out a bruising RB to compliment LT or Sproles (I highly doubt both of these guys will be on the team by draft time). And you left out ILB, the situation isn't terrible, but we dont have "that guy" as the leader in our D and the firey guy that alot of teams have at ILB.

descendency
11-30-2009, 02:45 AM
I went into the team forums and read their draft topics. I added what I felt they wrote in those topics. If you disagree, just give me reasons and I'll make the changes (I need reasons for when I do my mock draft write ups mainly).

All 32 teams have some level of coverage now.

Diehard
11-30-2009, 01:12 PM
Broncos - 34 DE, QB, ILB*, CB*, iOL*, P, K


Interior OL is more than just a depth issue. We've got a backup (Hochstein) starting because Hamilton is pretty much done. Wiegmann has also struggled at times at C and is starting to show his age.

I think 3-4 DL and iOL are the top needs in terms of getting an impact player we could immediately plug in. QB, CB and ILB would be the second tier - we need to be grooming players in these positions to take over for our veterans.

Brent
11-30-2009, 02:09 PM
49ers - OT, OG, 34 OLB, CB/S, QB, RB* (CoP), KR/PR*
I would say a more accurate list is:

1) Offensive Tackle - unless someone better than Joe Staley falls to one of our picks, it'll be a RT
2) Safety - We desperately need someone to take over for Michael Lewis. He's been a good pick up since coming in from Philly, but concussions and injuries are forcing him out.
3) Outside Linebacker - We need someone who can dominate, from a pass rushing standpoint. Manny and Parays are okay, but rather average.
4) Offensive Guard - Baas is average and has injury problems, also some ******* depth couldnt hurt.
5) Cornerback - Dre Bly and Walt Harris aren't exactly spring chickens. Brown has been good, Spencer is a beast, and Clements is either amazing or just average (depends on the WR).

Rosebud
11-30-2009, 02:40 PM
NY Giants - Tier 1 DT, SS, Brandon Spikes or Rolando McClain (we don't need a MLB but both would be studilicious in our system and we will be transitioning from AP to Jonathon Goff soon) Tier 2 C, DE

I'm bored and trying to procrastinate cleaning up so I'm going to expand on this post.

Our top tier needs are positions of weakness, true holes in the starting lineup. Of those we have two major ones that can not be solved by the players currently on the roster.

DT - is a massive need, Robbens and BErnard have both gotten old and get blown back regularly, Coffield is JAG and also has trouble holding his ground against strong olines. Of those three Bernard is the only one who isn't an FA but he's only got a year left so I expect him to be the only one of that trio back next season. Jay Alford has missed the entire season with injury but he's looked very good at times although he is an UT who excels at penetration much more so than run D. Finally our big FA addition Chris Canty has battled injuries this season but has also been by far our best DT, he has a starting spot locked up and might be our most important DL. So what we need is a big strong DT who can start next to Canty and give our interior run D a boost. My preference is between Oghobaase or Dan Williams as both have the massive fram to boost our interior run D, although we do need a general talent upgrade at the position so if a UT like Price falls to us he'd make a lot of sense as well. Fixing our DT rotation would be huge for not only our poor run d but also our anemic redzone D, which just gets pushed around en route to the endzone.

SS - SS is a position that isn't a huge need schematically, but talent wise we are miserable here, CC Brown was starting and he's beyond terrible and now Rouse is our starter and he's mediocre at best. Our two quality safeties are both FS as that position lets Kenny excel and also lets Michael Johnson use his quality cover skills while hiding his atrocious run D, so whether or not Kenny can recover we need a SS who can play the run well and not be a liability in coverage. My preference is Reshad Jones, Major Wright, Nate Allen and then Morgan Burnett, in order.

MLB - This is a peculiar need as we're moving on from AP and Jonathon Goff has always looked very good when he's seen the field and is a big thumper that this scheme requires. We also have Chase Blackburn who's shown he can be a solid starter and Bryan Kehl who, after Boley, is our smoothest LB and best at playing sideline to sideline as well as in coverage, so we aren't **** out of luck at the position, but both of the top MLBs McClain and Spikes are great fits for our scheme and would be monsters on our D, so I very well could see us grabbing one of them because either'd be a legitimate upgrade and a great fit for our team.

Our next set of needs are positions where we either will have a future need or need greater depth that could be called upon to start in the not so distant future.

C - Is a need of a latter category, Shaun O'hara has gotten old and we have no proven backup to him. Rich Seubert has also faded but I expect Beatty to start at LT next season which would let Diehl slide back inside to fill that LG hole. At C we need someone who could learn behind O'Hara for a year and then take over or push him this next season and be ready to take over in case of injury, provided he beats out Seubert for the backup C role. We could use an immediate upgrade at the position but that isn't as urgent of a need so if there's still value at DT or SS I don't think we'll go C.

DE - This is a position of future need, a position where we need a raw/high upside 3rd or 4th rounder to polish behind Tuck, Osi and Kiwi in case Kiwi walks in two years when his deal expires or in case Osi's injuries never fully heal. A guy like Sidbury from this past draft would be a good fit, someone with all the tools but who needs a lot of polish who can sit and learn from our DEs and Wauffle to maximize on that potential

RT - Not really a need as McKenzie still playing at a good level and Guy Whimper has stepped in very successfully at both spots, but if there is no value at DT, SS or MLB in the first and a guy like Bulaga slides to our pick this could be a pick that makes sense as we re-boost our OL. This is similar to TE where we have no real need here but if a stud falls to us we don't yet have a stud at the position for the future to prevent us from drafting that guy depending on who else is available, but I wouldn't be upset at all going down the road with Whimper and Boss as our future at RT and TE respectively.

CB/KR/PR - We could use a dimeback type late who would primarily be a return guy but could also be groomed as the eventual challenger to Bruce Johnson for Kevin Dockery's 4th corner position.

We're completely set at QB, RB, WR, LT, OG, SLB, WLB, FS

tfry
12-01-2009, 10:34 AM
Considering how dominant the Rams receivers have been...WR is arguably one of their biggest needs.