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Offline PackerYakker

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Biggest remaining need? CB
« on: April 26, 2019, 01:12:52 PM »
Entering the offseason, GB had one of the weakest secondary's in the entire league. Who else had not a single competent starter at S, and no reliable depth? Who else had only one quality player and little more than potential at CB? It was the closest to bankrupt GB's secondary had been in quite some time.

The Amos signing and the drafting of Savage filled the two gaping holes at safety, though there's still no depth to speak of. At CB, no moves have been made, despite neither King nor Jackson having shown enough to be counted on as starters. They both were much closer to being targets than quality CBs. Brown is passable depth, but overall it’s still a very thin group. A serious injury to Alexander could cripple the entire pass defense, despite the improvements in the front 7.     

As of now, cornerback appears to be the only position, on either side of the ball, where starting jobs are truly up for grabs. And there are probably half a dozen corners still on the board with starter potential. CB is too important a position to leave undermanned. Of course, there are other areas of need. It'd be ideal to draft low cost replacements for Bulaga, Daniels, Martinez and Graham. But with no picks in the 4th round, adequately addressing all those needs will be difficult. And those are future needs. First things first. Another potential starter at CB is the teams most pressing need and should be a top priority heading into Day 2.

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Re: Biggest remaining need? CB
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2019, 02:19:35 PM »
So you think a position that has 2 top picks and a second pick are up for grabs. What about the WR position with no clear starter outside of Adam's? The OL at guard? MLB? There seems to be a few places that people could use some competition and an upgrade instead of putting another top tier pick into the CB position.
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Re: Biggest remaining need? CB
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2019, 05:48:39 PM »
So you think a position that has 2 top picks and a second pick are up for grabs. What about the WR position with no clear starter outside of Adam's? The OL at guard? MLB? There seems to be a few places that people could use some competition and an upgrade instead of putting another top tier pick into the CB position.

No clear starters at WR? Allison coming back, as is Graham. MVS and St. Brown with a year of learning, so one more year and they should be much more ready for prime time. Kumerow doesn't count? Moore didn't do much last year, but apparently has been putting in a lot of work in the off-season. At guard, they got FA Billy Turner, and just drafted Jenkins. That one's not fair, since it happened AFTER you posted. MLB? How about the Smiths, Gary another option. And it was Ron Wolf who maintained a team could never have enoough CB's. Its a passing league- you need to rush the passer and have coverage guys who can stymie WR's.
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Re: Biggest remaining need? CB
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2019, 11:23:55 PM »
So you think a position that has 2 top picks and a second pick are up for grabs. What about the WR position with no clear starter outside of Adam's? The OL at guard? MLB? There seems to be a few places that people could use some competition and an upgrade instead of putting another top tier pick into the CB position.

No clear starters at WR? Allison coming back, as is Graham. MVS and St. Brown with a year of learning, so one more year and they should be much more ready for prime time. Kumerow doesn't count? Moore didn't do much last year, but apparently has been putting in a lot of work in the off-season. At guard, they got FA Billy Turner, and just drafted Jenkins. That one's not fair, since it happened AFTER you posted. MLB? How about the Smiths, Gary another option. And it was Ron Wolf who maintained a team could never have enoough CB's. Its a passing league- you need to rush the passer and have coverage guys who can stymie WR's.

The Smith's arent MLBs, neither is Gary. We have 3 corners drafted in the top two rounds. Graham isnt a WR. Allison, St Brown, and MVS are #3s at best at this point in their careers, they just happen to have no one fighting them for a spot so two of them will see the field no matter what.
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Re: Biggest remaining need? CB
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2019, 06:38:07 AM »
CB and ILB are the remaining needs IMO.

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Re: Biggest remaining need? CB
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2019, 06:47:13 AM »
RB needs another guy. TE could use another one as well. WR was an early only pick (for a sideline receiver), but a slot guy is possible later.

To me, CB is only a need if you have already decided Josh Jackson cannot play CB and should be moved now to Safety. I don't think we are there at the moment. JJ needs enough time to get a solid shot at CB (meaning this season).
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