Originally Posted by gpngc
Your Bennett comment is odd timing? How much did he play yesterday before he was injured?
We could still use upgrades along the offensive line and even including LT because it's tough to count on Okung to stay healthy. His career has been marred by injuries and he might just be one of those players.
We definitely need an infusion of youth at outside WR and TE.
And on D, we're going to be losing Browner. So we'll need a CB even if WTIII can start at RCB.
Otherwise you can never have enough quality DL or special teams LBs.
Always good to revisit old posts.
Obviously, Bennett has even further entrenched his must sign status. He is dynamic, versatile and he really anchors the fluidity of our defensive scheme almost single handedly. He is in my opinion, second only to Earl Thomas in terms of our defense's ability to morph from one scheme to another pre snap without any substitutions necessary.
Agreed on Okung. While I do think Giacomini could be resigned it's not likely. Seattle needs to get a RT capable of swinging to the left side. I'm not ruling out Bailey as being that player. He and Bowie have gained valuable experience. If we don't get an OT early, I think it'll be telling how Cable and Carroll view the viability of those two players.
Baldwin has been a guy who I am now fully comfortable being either Rice's or Tate's successor. He doesn't have the measurements for the outside. But he has functional height. He tracks, leaps and extends for balls so exquisitely. He is kind of like KJ Wright in my estimation. Pete likes his LBs to be 4.4 on the watch. Every single one of our LBs runs sub 4.5. Except Wright who runs a comparatively tortoise like 4.7. But he makes up for that lack of speed with exceptional play recognition and absurd length.
Baldwin is breaking out before our eyes as a legitimate outside receiver at under 6' height. He gets jump balls and explosive plays on the outside by way of sick receiving skills.
We still may get a WR, since this draft is chock full of good sized possession receivers. I believe we'll take Abbrederis in the 2nd round. He should have good speed relative to the other prospects. But his route running is just amazing to watch. He is unique in that way.
I don't see it likely we take a DB on day 1 or 2. Unless it's just a resplendent talent that just drops into our laps. There isn't one such player in this draft I think we'll feel we have to take him in rounds one or two. Not saying there isn't first round talent there. Just that our standard for the position is much more selective than any other team in the NFL. We are ridiculously adept at turning 5th, 6th and 7th round projects into NFL starter quality DBs.