Re: DE's Moore and Werner
posted at 4/21/2013 8:04 AM EDT
In response to seattlepat70's comment:
In response to jjdbrasil's comment:
It depends where NE has them on their board. If they are rated higher than 29 on NEs board and they drop to 29, would be hard to not pull the trigger.
I would draft a DE/OLB next year, extend Nink, sign Abraham, and concentrate on the middle corp of the defense this year. IMO, WR, coverage LB and CB are the main needs in the draft. If we trade back and get an extra pikc then DE comes in to play. Also, pick up some risk/reward guys in the 7th, like Dennard last year.
We have Kelly and Armstead as new DTs with them DL should be better. If we cover and disrupt better, our pass rush will be fine. Have to have faith that out of Francis, Bequette and Cunningham someone will shine. If you don't like The pash rush like other opinions on the board, draft a pash rusher at 29. Either way is fine, DE by draft or DE by FA, it all comes down to economics.
You sound so sure that the DL will be better with the two DTs added. One is untested in the NFL and the other is an older guy who hasn't played well in the last season or so.
Hey Seattle, not really, I said "should be". If NE goes DL with DE or DT, that is because the player is at the value or higher NE wants. If your are reading different sources out there, GMs are not even sure who will go in the top 10 or 15 picks. I have been following drafts for while and this one is playing out a bit different. It has much more depth which leads to good selections in the middle rounds and more selections for UDFAs. We will sign 15-17 this year compared to 7 last year.
I would look at it this way, would Moore or Werner replace Nink? At DT, would S.Williams, J. Williams, J Jenkins, K. Short be the starter next to Wilfork? I think yes, they could replace Love or Deaderick. So the people advocating at DT are correct in that NE good upgrade at a starting position. I think that is teh key a firts round selection should be a starter. A selection in first round for CB, LB will probably not start. WR would hopefully start right away, but they would have to pick up the offense. NE could urprise us and take one.
I think the core of the defense is where they should concentrate. They just don't have enough picks. If they can move back, and get more great. I would go DT, CB, WR, DE, Coverage LB, SS. Who knows we may get the LB and SS as UDFAs.
The other part of this is economics. Who will be extended? Who do we resign? Who will be let go this year and next? There is only so much you can do in one year. Just my opinion.