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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:54 pm    Post subject: Team Needs Reply with quote

If this has been posted before I apologize, but I am trying to get a fan base opinion of the team needs.

Just the top 3 or 4.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Corner, ol, wr and quarterback and safety

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LuckyNumber11 wrote:
Basically before I begin my amateur scouting, I always look at what we need first. So I'm basically just gonna round down each position group and assess what we've got, then also take a look at what could be done in free agency.

QB: We all know what we have here. Palmer is on his last legs and we need a QB of the future. With all this being said, I hope that Palmer retires this year. I don't think he has much left to give, the chances that he has a renaissance is miniscule. We have been a team mentioned in the Romo rumor mill, but the difference from Palmer to Romo isn't very much for me. I might be intrigued to buy low but I still doubt that I would. Wooing Kirk Cousins to come here is a pipe dream at best. So that brings me to the draft. Right now, I'm very intrigued by many of the names in this years draft. I really can't see us buying into Kizer or Watson, but I could definitely see us taking Trubisky. He fits the bill for BA, but he may not even be available at our first selection.

The other round guys are the really interesting ones to me. Chad Kelly, would have been a first rounder had he not torn his ACL (er debatable because of...) He has character concerns as well (See tweeting at a porn star on twitter) but the kid fits the bill. The kid has the arm strength and has made me say wow multiple times. And no one can challenge the kid as a competitor, he's a gunslinger and I can see BA taking a chance on him

Interesting name is Davis Webb, QB who took over for Jared Goff at Cal. Then theres a slew of juniors who could be interesting prospects as well. Brad Kaaya, Mason Rudolph, Pat Mahomes, the list goes on. I am incredibly interested to see who comes out, because theres the potential for this to become a deep QB class, but I have a feeling it will end up being shallow.

RB: Not going to spend much time here. But we will be in the market for a back up. Some late round RBs might be looked at, as will some free agents. I would bet either CJ or Ellington is back next year to make things easy for us.

WR: Okay deep breaths now. With Michael Floyd officially not coming back next year (and potentially no Larry) we lack size at the receiver position and have a desperate need for it. If Larry were to retire, who knows, maybe we try and make a play for Alshon Jeffery. I doubt it though as I expect Larry to be back. We could look at some over the hill type players who can still produce. I'm looking at Pierre Garçon, Vincent Jackson, and a lovers reunion of Anquan Boldin. None of which I am particularly fond of. If you go down the list I could see Andre Holmes or Kendall Wright potentially getting a call from us, but I fully expect for us to spend a 1st 2nd or 3rd rounder on a bigger receiver.

I normally try my hardest not to look at measurables while I scout, but I am absolutely going to this time around. I have not yet delved too deep into my scouting of receivers like I have QBs. But the one we pick up this year honestly needs to be 6'2+ over 200 lbs. The name I am very interested to see is Corey Davis from Western Michigan. At 6'3 213 he could definitely fit what we need. Other names include Mike Williams (Likely gone before our selection) Juju Smith-Schuster (So Cal receivers tend to be risky), Amara Darboh, Cooper Kupp, and Malachi Dupre. I'm definitely gonna try and dive deeper but these are the names that jump off the page as the size of receiver I would like. Of course some players play bigger than they actually are, if I find out, I will let you all know.

TE: It would be dumb of us to do anything with out tight ends

T: Well Veldheer is hurt so that sucks. DJ Humphries has been subpar I would say. I have trouble seeing us trying to squeeze more money at the tackle position. I doubt we touch here. Ulrick John has been what he is. John Wetzel is terrible.

G: I would describe our guard position as a revolving door. Iupati is obviously here to stay. He hasn't quite been the dominant force that we would like, but he is far from a liability. Right guard however, holy shnikies. Evan Mathis to Watford to Wetzel to whoever the hell is playing there now, I have lost track. That is a hole and a half. I'm looking at the free agents, Chance Warmack maybe? I have no idea. Probably out of our price range too because we don't have the dollars to throw around. Whoever we draft will probably get thrown straight in the dog house, so I just give up at the guard position

C: Well Shipley is there now. He's not very good. Evan Boehm is there. Hopefully he starts next year and does well.

DL: Well Calais is a free agent and we are screwed if he leaves. Frostee Rucker is good. Peters has been okay, Gunter is a decent filler, Josh Mauro does well. Then Nkemdiche is sitting in the dog house. Honestly just bring back Calais and there should be nothing else to see here.

OLB: Well Chandler Jones is a free agent and we are screwed if he leaves Markus Golden is good. Alex Okafor is decent filler but he's a free agent too. Honestly bring back Jones and there should be nothing else to see here. Maybe a late round lottery ticket.

ILB/$LB/Whatever goes here: I mean I like Bucanon and what he does, but he disappointed here this year. Tony Jefferson stepped up though as another from the dollar backer type. Kevin Minter is okay. There's improvements that could be had here but overall, I am content. I could see us spending a later round pick to see if we could catch someone under the radar. I'd be lying if I told you I'm not foaming at the mouth thinking about the idea of putting Jabril Peppers here.

S: DJ Swearinger has played well. Outside of that do we even have safeties? I know we claim that Tyrann Mathieu is a safety, but every time he plays in true safety position he plays it terrible. We put Tyvon Branch in the slot even though he's better at safety so I don't know what's going on there. Honestly I don't even think we have safeties in our scheme. Only corners and then general DBs who do whatever they want. I would say that we should address this in the draft, but theres another place in the defensive backfield that needs it even worse,

CB: We have PP and thats it. Thats all folks. Marcus Cooper god bless you, I am sorry we constantly put you on an island and embarrass you. You really aren't that bad if used sparingly. Luckily for us there is plenty of first round talent at corner this year. I look forward to watch the likes of Marlon Humphrey, Teez Tabor, Sidney Jones, Desmond King (That kid is impressive from what I have seen. I think I've said before that in season I watch the Big 10) Adoree' Jackson, Cordrea Tankersley, Joshua Lewis, Tre'Devious White, etc

K: I am probably in the minority here, but I think Catanzaro is fine. I think its the rest that suck

P: We'll see what we have with this Wile kid. I do know that Butler is hot garbage

LS: We still need one

Depth: Our special teams were so incredibly bad this year that I am listing quality depth for special teams as a need. I don't really know how to address it, but we need it.

So if you are asking me to rank our top 5 needs at the current moment I would say

1. QBotF
2. CB
3. WR
4. Good Special Teamers
5. RG

Made this post in the Draft thread, hope it helps

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with this list.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guard might be our biggest need, I think anyways.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

QB for the future is something to consider if its there. Triumphs anything else if you believe in what you're investing in.

There's concern at a bunch of positions for starting caliber players. WR, RG, and CB are positions where we need to look elsewhere for help. TE, ILB, and S have holes right now but we have UFAs who can fill those holes if we can get them re-signed. The 5-tech position is a mess but there's alot of internal options and we probably re-sign one of our veterans.

So yeah, biggest needs for me are CB, WR, RG, and future QB. S and TE are right there if we don't re-sign our own players though.
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