Originally Posted by Boss+Manning=Banning
No we didn't. Good, That's next year! Right now we have Webster, TT, Ross and Johnson. It's not like CB was a need. Osi was coming off injury, but we still had Tuck, Kiwi and Tolly, who has played well. Again, DE was NOT a need.
We wanted someone who can be our McCluster, or Hixon 2.0. Jerrigan was the BPA and Reese said we wanted to get faster. And so we did. Even on the defensive side of the ball we did too.
Look, Ross is always hurt anyway, even if he weren't an FA. Maybe if he were locked up long term it wouldn't be a round one need, but with his injuries, Web's age and TT's struggles this season we absolutely needed another corner. As BBD said, you need at least 3 good corners to match up with the better offenses in the NFL, we had 2.5 good ones.
Tuck is another injury prone player who we need a strong back up for, Kiwi didn't really play up to his talent until this past offseason, now us moving him around was a big part of that, but he was still a question mark and Tolly is nothing more than average. You can't have a great D with an old DE coming off a serious injury that hampered his season, an injury prone DE and guy who has been moved around between DE and LB too many times to establish himself, especially when that young unproven guy and the old guy where fast approaching their contract's expiration.
Plus you don't draft for one year, very few rookies are able to step in and play consistently well, that's why you need to draft for the future so that you can work guys through a lot of their rookie issues before having to rely on them.