I think we're decent with the DE rotation we have if Pep is back. Much of our struggles last year was from Trgo's usual inability to call blitzes effectively, particularly early in the season, the rest because Peppers could be blocked one-on-one by even the most ineffective lineman.
If he's not, then I don't see that it much matters if we draft another DE or not, unless we get one to replace him.
Taking a first round DE means Johnson is blocked before he even gets a chance (yet another wasted first day pick) and McClover is likely either cut or inactive most of the season since we won't carry 5 DEs on game day (yeat another wasted second day pick).
It could happen. I just can't see a greater need there than, say, making sure Toefield never sets foot on the field during the regular season. Or adding Kemo's eventual replacement into the mix at DT. Or finding another OL (be it tackle or even guard) to plug in somewhere in the jigsaw puzzle that is our line.
Last edited by jdb1972 : 04-17-2008 at 11:20 PM.