I know I'm going to get raped for this thread, but it's just something I've been thinking about. I think we're overreacting about some of our "needs." Running back I see all these threads about how we need to use one of our top picks for a running back. We have a running back that never fumbles and ran for 1,000 yards this season. And we have an explosive, tiny little guy named Woodhead that just runs underneath the defenses feet when we need him to get some yards. How many times this season did these two give our team exactly what we needed -- those six to ten yards to either get us a first down or set us up for a short completion for the first down? I'm sure these two are responsible for at least some of our wins this year. As in, if it had been maroney instead of them, we would've had more losses this year. Another back for depth wouldn't be bad... but maybe we'll still have Faulk playing, and if he plays, you know he'll play at a high level. Even if he doesn't, a third back of even Maroney's talent would be good enough depth after BJGE and Woodhead, in my opinion. Why's this such a big need? Offensive Line After that playoff game, I know you guys will chew me up for this. ... But according to the awards, we had the best offensive line of 2010. How many games did Brady have all the time in the world to throw? Only four interceptions... I bet if our offensive line hadn't played at the level it did, some more pressure would've caused Brady to throw at least one or two more picks. We might need some depth depending on how resigning goes, but if you have the #1 o-line in a season, I don't see how it's a big need. When the running backs fail to gain a good amount of yards in a game or our cornerbacks give up big plays in just one game, they don't jump to the number one spot on our needs, But when the o-line does, they do? Depth, once again, is good. But we've got a strong line if mankins returns. Maybe one or even two picks, but later into the draft. D-Line I'll agree it's a need, but look at it this way: last season we thought it was a huge need... but BB went with a cornerback with his first pick. and when you think about it, that approves the d-line. next year, we'll have bodden coming back to. if we pick up another cornerback in the draft, we'll have mccourty-bodden-rookie. and if the rookies good, it'll be one scary defense for the receivers. and if that happens, the defensive line gets more time to get to the QB. i'm not saying we don't need improvements there, but i'm saying BB made it work this season. we got pressure when we needed it (see colts last interception ). a GREAT cornerback and a DECENT to GOOD lineman with our 2nd round pick would solve our problem a bit. DISCLAIMER: i know d-line is a need. i'm not saying its not a need. its one of our biggest needs, but I still think this team is good enough to pick the BEST player instead of the best D-LINE player with our top picks. and thats my point -- we should take the best player with our top picks, regardless of the position (of course besides QB). i know that's what BB likes doing, but this isn't aimed at BB, it's for you guys who are saying our top picks HAVE to be for the d-line or the o-line or for running back. we all have our different opinions, and none of us are really experts on this, so please keep any disagreements respectful. thanks!