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    Team Needs in order of importance

    Offensive Line - We've got a franchise QB who's at the peak of his powers, we need to protect him. We've got a core of recievers who are fast and strong, and it seems Eli can turn any marginal offensive player into a weapon, but that only happens if he is protected. This has to be our top priority and there are many highly rated OL prospects in this draft.

    IN addition, this will extend the life of our 2 backs. I think we should draft a back in later rounds, but a better OL makes Bradshaw and Jacobs better and extends their careers as well. We've gotta get this done.

    LB
    RB

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    in all honesty, i think were good at lb. as long as boley comes back, kiwi keeps killin it, and goff comes back in similar form to last season. then we got williams jones and paysinger backin them up. not the best core, but pretty solid.

    I think we should go

    OL
    CB
    RB

    CB just because websters solid, TT is a question mark coming back, Prince barely sees the field, and ross is ross (I want to see him do good so bad), but just almost as insurance, in case we lose TT, prince doesnt pan out, and ross doesnt improve

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    Re: Team Needs in order of importance

    LT
    G
    C
    G
    RT

    MLB
    TE

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    Re: Team Needs in order of importance

    Talent
    Talent
    Talent
    Talent

    Before this season started, we were thin at LB, but LOADED at CB and DE... Then Tuck gets mauled by the injury bug, Osi needs additional surgery, and Clint Sintim goes down forcing Kiwi to stay at LB, and we're left with Tolly and JPP.

    at CB, we were stacked and then we lose Johnson, Prince, TT24, Weatherspoon, Coe, sign and lose Tryon... and I might be forgetting some.

    At LB, we lose Goff, and Sintim, but then Boley and Kiwi play better than we could have hoped, Herz steps up and looks good, Blackburn comes back and plays great, and Williams looks like an absolute stud.

    My point being that there's absolutely NO way to tell what a team's needs are, or are going to be. The only way to combat that is to add as much talent as you can, regardless of position.

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    Re: Team Needs in order of importance

    This.

    The vast majority of the best year in year out teams in the NFL address talent rather than pure need through the draft. Spending drafts picks - particularly rounds 1 - 3 - on the guys who are most likely to make it as long term pros is by far the best way of building a team, cost effectively.

    In terms of areas I would like to see players drafted with an eye on - where we will need starters/quality back ups in a year or two (and given who we will lose in free agency this year and maybe next) - are in no particular order:

    OT
    QB
    RB
    TE
    WR
    DE
    DB

    As an aside, I'm not sure of the status of the draft pick from the Rosenfels/Reynaud trade in '10. Do we lose one of our seven picks still from this?



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    [quote user="Raptor22"]Talent
    Talent
    Talent
    Talent

    Before this season started, we were thin at LB, but LOADED at CB and DE... Then Tuck gets mauled by the injury bug, Osi needs additional surgery, and Clint Sintim goes down forcing Kiwi to stay at LB, and we're left with Tolly and JPP.

    at CB, we were stacked and then we lose Johnson, Prince, TT24, Weatherspoon, Coe, sign and lose Tryon... and I might be forgetting some.

    At LB, we lose Goff, and Sintim, but then Boley and Kiwi play better than we could have hoped, Herz steps up and looks good, Blackburn comes back and plays great, and Williams looks like an absolute stud.

    My point being that there's absolutely NO way to tell what a team's needs are, or are going to be. The only way to combat that is to add as much talent as you can, regardless of position.
    [/quote]

    After seeing how well JPP has turned out it is hard to argue. You also make good points about injuries. I do think we need to go OL in the first unless there is a talent that just can't be passed up.

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    [quote user="Raptor22"]Talent
    Talent
    Talent
    Talent

    Before this season started, we were thin at LB, but LOADED at CB and DE... Then Tuck gets mauled by the injury bug, Osi needs additional surgery, and Clint Sintim goes down forcing Kiwi to stay at LB, and we're left with Tolly and JPP.

    at CB, we were stacked and then we lose Johnson, Prince, TT24, Weatherspoon, Coe, sign and lose Tryon... and I might be forgetting some.

    At LB, we lose Goff, and Sintim, but then Boley and Kiwi play better than we could have hoped, Herz steps up and looks good, Blackburn comes back and plays great, and Williams looks like an absolute stud.

    My point being that there's absolutely NO way to tell what a team's needs are, or are going to be. The only way to combat that is to add as much talent as you can, regardless of position.
    [/quote]

    I think thats a fair answer if he asked about what we will draft. BPA is weighted heavily in drafts, especially for us.

    But he asked what needs we have. Or to rephrase, "what positions do we need to upgrade talent?"

    It is a fair question to ask and it cannot be answered by saying "BPA" or "Talent."

    We definitely have positions that lact depth and talent compared to other positions.

    I feel the most pronouced of those are

    OT - Talent is old and on decline. Not much youth in the wings at tackle, just Brewer.

    RB - BJ is due $4.5 mil next year. He is likely gone. We lack depth and talent being AB.

    DB - Grant is old, may retire. Ross is FA. TT is a FA and coming off 2 knee surgeries. We lack
    depth. A couple other guys coming off knee injuries too.

    TE - Only 1 TE on the roster right now is signed next year(Beckum) and he isnt really a TE at all. Ballard was better than expected but even if he resigns we could still uprgade the position or get depth.





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    Re: Team Needs in order of importance

    [quote user="BlueSanta"][quote user="Raptor22"]Talent
    Talent
    Talent
    Talent

    Before this season started, we were thin at LB, but LOADED at CB and DE... Then Tuck gets mauled by the injury bug, Osi needs additional surgery, and Clint Sintim goes down forcing Kiwi to stay at LB, and we're left with Tolly and JPP.

    at CB, we were stacked and then we lose Johnson, Prince, TT24, Weatherspoon, Coe, sign and lose Tryon... and I might be forgetting some.

    At LB, we lose Goff, and Sintim, but then Boley and Kiwi play better than we could have hoped, Herz steps up and looks good, Blackburn comes back and plays great, and Williams looks like an absolute stud.

    My point being that there's absolutely NO way to tell what a team's needs are, or are going to be. The only way to combat that is to add as much talent as you can, regardless of position.
    [/quote]

    I think thats a fair answer if he asked about what we will draft. BPA is weighted heavily in drafts, especially for us.

    But he asked what needs we have. Or to rephrase, "what positions do we need to upgrade talent?"

    It is a fair question to ask and it cannot be answered by saying "BPA" or "Talent."

    We definitely have positions that lact depth and talent compared to other positions.

    I feel the most pronouced of those are

    OT - Talent is old and on decline. Not much youth in the wings at tackle, just Brewer.

    RB - BJ is due $4.5 mil next year. He is likely gone. We lack depth and talent being AB.

    DB - Grant is old, may retire. Ross is FA. TT is a FA and coming off 2 knee surgeries. We lack
    depth. A couple other guys coming off knee injuries too.

    TE - Only 1 TE on the roster right now is signed next year(Beckum) and he isnt really a TE at all. Ballard was better than expected but even if he resigns we could still uprgade the position or get depth.




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    I stand by my answer.

    The number 1 need of any NFL team is talent, regardless of position, because you cannot predict the fortunes of a season. BPA is the strategy that addresses that need. What looks like a need now may not be, and what looks like a strength can all too easily become a weakness.







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    Re: Team Needs in order of importance

    [quote user="NYFan221"]in all honesty, i think were good at lb. as long as boley comes back, kiwi keeps killin it, and goff comes back in similar form to last season. then we got williams jones and paysinger backin them up. not the best core, but pretty solid.

    I think we should go

    OL
    CB
    RB

    CB just because websters solid, TT is a question mark coming back, Prince barely sees the field, and ross is ross (I want to see him do good so bad), but just almost as insurance, in case we lose TT, prince doesnt pan out, and ross doesnt improve
    [/quote] how are we good at LB? Can we compare our LBs to anyother position on our team talent wise? No matter how you cut it, LB is our probaly our weakest area on the team...

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    [quote user="myles2424"]
    how are we good at LB? Can we compare our LBs to anyother position on our team talent wise? No matter how you cut it, LB is our probaly our weakest area on the team...[/quote]

    were really not bad there, we have 4 rookies who show some promise, and goff coming back next year, boley and kiwi playing great... and sintim lol.

    idk when whose contracts are up, but if we go into next season with the same core id be happy.

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