its not like the Qb position...if a guy is a DB, and is known for making plays on the ball, stripping the ball, and is dangerous in the open field, that kinda game translates well into the pros...
even in college, he was rarely asked to cover the main big guys..that was claiborne's job..
Eh. Although i hate D Hall and he is terrible in coverage, its not just him giving up touchdowns left and right. Our whole secondary blows.
the secoundary issues are not ALL because of the DB situation.. ill admit, we need better safeties, but with no pass-rush, no secoundary can cover...that plain and simple.... the last 2 weeks are prime examples... we finally started getting pressure, and the secoundary is playing A LOT BETTER.....
like i said about the OL situation last year... i said our interior OL and LT were set.. Rex grossman and Beck made them look far worse than what they actually were... now with RG3 under center, guys like lichtensteiger and chester are shining and OL looks so much deeper with talented guys like gettis and leribus as back-ups..
We need to draft two safeties this year, one or two DL, one ILB, and add depth at OL. Would love a compliment RB to Morris or another playmaker at WR but those would be luxury picks and I'm not sure we can do that. So if we go 2nd rd. Safety, 3rd rd. DL, 4th rd. OL, 5th rd safety, 6th rd Pot head, 7th rd ILB. I would be ok with that
Last edited by kbaxter34; 12-03-2012 at 08:45 AM.
we need atleast 1 saftey and 1 CB, we also need to work on our pass rush. Wont matter who our dbs are if we dont get to the QB, however we still need to fill holes there as well. I actually like Meriweather and Tanard Jackson if they both can come back, but we still need 1 more saftey..Corner is a higher priority tho. Dhall and Wilson are solid #2 corners. They should not be going up against top recievers. If we can land a starting corner in 2nd round, id be all for it. Kyle Fuller Desmond Trufant, Micah Hyde seem to be the ones that would fall to us.
I feel like with the type of athleticism Mathiew possesses he'd be well worth a 3rd round draft pick. We drafted Josh Leribeus in the 3rd round last year... I'd be willing to take him with our second round pick to be honest. Then in rounds 3-5 you can take 1-2 more conventional pieces for the secondary.
Even if he wasn't such a question mark talent wise, I don't think Shanahan would draft him based on his character. This is a waste of time because realistically Mike Shanahan avoids people like this.
that is what i've said from the beginning...idk where you get these crazy rankings from and PFT or whoever doesnt amount to ****... i read they had josh wilson rated 2nd behind revis last year in completion % or...i was like WTF?
but my statement has always been clear... we need some Safety help, need to get healthy, get a RT, and add a quality Slot CB...
Sign Byrd in FA. Get Merriwether back healthy OR sign a decent SS. Draft a RT in the 2nd round, and then draft THE BEST PLAYER AVAILABLE IN THE 3RD ROUND...for me, i think if mathiew is available, he's it...
we all know he's undersized by 2 inches to play as a CB1/cb2, but he's not a man/man corner, he's an athletic guy with playmaking ability....
the same went for janoris jenkins... he had all the tools, but the off-the field stuff dropped him, and now he's the front-leader for DROY...
just as a KR, mathiew deserves to go in the top 3 rounds....couple that with the fact that he's a hell of a defensive player, and its a no-brainer...shanahan loves guys that can do multiple things for the football team