To have Wilson and Ebner as our backup safeties simply asks for disaster, or presumes that the real backups safeties are mislabeled as corners on the depth chart. Wilson is raw and needs development. Ebner had THREE SNAPS at safety last year. If he is to make the team, he has to beat out guys like White and Koutouvides as a STer. We still NEED a fourth safety. You might recall that we had open auditions throughout the season for anyone who could suit up at safety. Belichick will not put himself in that position again.
I'd like to have McCourty, Dowling, Arrington, Dennard, Moore at CB and Chung, Gregory, Wilson and Ebner at S. The 4th safety will not see the field often except on special teams, where Ebner is a demon by all accounts, he's young at the position too, and has a lot of potential to develop into a good safety, I could easily see him being the next Steve Tasker.