And I don't expect Woodson to be Sharper, but he is a freaking pro and would be the qb for our secondary. I doubt we'd see guys way out of position.
I guess that last point could be valid. It's definitely on one of the safeties to help with that and I'm not sure Jenkins or Harper have been doing a good job at that.
My issue was just the fact that many are comparing him to Sharper and I don't think he could have that impact(not to mention that seemed to be Sharper's best year ever).
@ blues, My problem with getting a second tier LT is that those guys are a lot more erratic than the tier ones are. I want to see a true stud there, not someone we have to hope develops.
And honestly who could we pick at 15 that would come in and be a definite starter?
Any OLB would have to first adapt to the NFL and then beat out 3 guys that are young and fast. We have 3 proven starters at ILB already.
Maybe someone at FS could challenge Jenkins and IAQ but I don't see them beating out Harper at SS. No corners are going to be more than a NB for us.
Maybe a NT could push Bunkley for reps, but we have a few young guys already to compete there and at DE.
Maybe a WR could come in and beat Morgan and Toon for the 2nd outside receiver spot(Moore being our slot guy). No TE, RB, QB, OG, or C will be starters.
LT is the only clear position where we have no starter and honestly no body there at all.
So we could go with a maybe at OLB, FS, NT, or WR or a definite at LT.
Payton even specifically said we have 2 musts(greater than needs) which were LT and backup QB(which we addressed), and said 2 things kept him up at night: who'll protect the blindside and who'll rush the passer.
Well we have Wilson, Butler, and Galette at OLB and Hicks, Smith, Jordan, Coleman, and Bunkley on the line(along with some other young guys) to rush the passer. We still have no one to protect the blindside.
And sure we can get a vet and TRY to develop someone, but this may be the only year we are around the top half of the draft where all the top LTs are taken. It's much easier to move up 5 spots to 10 from 15 than it is to do the same from 28-32.
This is why I'm sure if 2 of the 3 top LTs are selected before 10 we will try our damnedest to jump the Chargers and get that 3rd one. That's the way Payton operates. If all 3 are gone before 10 then we are SOL I think and then would go bpa at one of the other positions(I'm highly doubting a trade back; there is no evidence for this while there is plenty to say it won't happen).
This post was edited on 4/4 at 9:31 pm