03-18-2008, 10:09 PM
In the Starting Line-up
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Northeastern PA
Rank areas of the team that need help from the draft #1 to #11
Aside from special teams unit there are 11 area positions of a Football team to think about when it comes to the draft....
If you were to put an emphasis of what area you would look for in the draft from #1 being most important to fill in the draft and #11 least important to fill,how would you look at importance to fill the voids needed to the 2008 team?
1 -CB- I am not a big fan of Hobbs although it is known he was injured last year and played through it but still it appears he will forever be a guy who is erratic and has a great game then a few horrible ones,Then a great game again ect,on the other hand,I think we need to find a guy at #7 who hopefully can more than fill the hole left by Samuel as well - Jason Webster and the other guys curretly on the roster is NOT the answer and this is the most important need to fill in the draft,We need a rookie to be hopefully immediately good enough to start on opening day or shortly afterwards opposite Hobbs who is a lock to start on the other side at corner.
2 -OL- I think the Super Bowl showed along with the other top pass rushing teams in 2007 that we need top work on the right side of the OL where it is a bit weak and lacks good depth although even the left side was inconsistent late in the season and depth would be helpful.
3 -LB- While this area could very well be #1 or #2 I think Brady's health is of utmost importance to the teams success so OL to me remains more important,However we need a young stud to come in and immediately help out both ILB and OLB which have several aging players or teams will destroy us on runs and pass rush will be hard to sustain,The fact that the LB position has all veterans who know how to play the game is why its not the most issue but definately top 3
4 -P- I am not sold on Hanson at this point,He needs some serious competition from a young rookie if the team does not grab a JAG elsewhere
5 -S- While Sanders has played well Harrison is another year older and with Geno gone it is up to Meriweather to fill the void and just in case he is not up to task,another FS or SS in mid rounds would be nice to have
6 -K- Gostkowski is decent but I would not rule out a possibility of giving him a serious challenge for kicker on the team by drafting a guy in round 4 or 5
7 -DL- Jarvis Green and Mike Wright are good backups but I would like to see another NT taken in the later rounds,Wilfork is the only true good NT on the team
8 -WR- I think the team is fine here but a #4 or #5 depth rookie receiver would be nice to see as well
9 -RB/FB/HB- Maroney is hopefully on his way to becoming better while Morris played better than expected until he got hurt and Faulk is always there when you need him,Heath Evans and Kyle Eckel could use someone to give them a challenge for the 4th back
10 -QB- Brady is more than enough and Cassell/Guiterrez are raw and unproven but this group may be all the team needs,I don't see a QB drafted on this years team
11 -TE- Please Bill no TEs this year,Pick up a TE JAG late in the summer and just let David Thomas,Ben Watson and grab a JAG who is known around the league for decent blocking skills rather than primarily catching skills because Thomas and Watson should do fine,We don't really need a TE in the draft.
So IMO in order of importance of looking at the draft,the needs are...
Your selections of most important to least?
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