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QB - If TJ doesn't show much, I could easily see us trading up for our franchise QB.

RB - Contract year for both Lynch and Forsett. I bet we re-sign one or both and its not an early need...but theres always a chance they grab one.

DE - Clemons has one year of 10+ sacks and will be 30 this season, we need a future here.

DT - Thrilled we re-signed Mebane, but outside of him our DTs aren't all that great.

LB - Tatupu gone, Curry overpaid and a possible cap casualty next season, Hill on a one year prove yourself deal, and Hawthorne will be an UFA...the future here is unknown.

CB - We need a #1.
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Baltimore Ravens Draft Needs

(As of 11/01/11)


1. C - Birk is 36 and has shown signs of wearing down
2. LT - Michael Oher is a RT who looks overmatched when playing LT. The signing of Bryant McKinnie and moving Oher back to RT looks to be an admission of this
3. ILB - Ray Lewis can't play on forever and the guys behind him on the DC arent really guys to lead the D like Lewis does. Ideally we'd get Burfict or Te'o in 2012 to learn from and then eventually replace him

After those 3, FS, WR, LG and CB are all pretty even

FS - Ed Reed will probably retire in 2-3 years so now might be a good time to start looking for a replacement
LG - Dependent on what happens with Grubbs in FA next year, a mid-late round G may also be targeted.
WR - We have Boldin and Torrey Smith. Tandon Doss and David Reed have barely seen the field on offense, if at all. Who knows what we have in Lee Evans given that he has played 1 gimpy game so far this season. A true #1 WR could be a good pick
CB - Not a feeling shared by most Ravens fans, I believe that a mid round CB could be a good pick to release Ladarius Webb to play his more natural role of FS
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Buffalo Bills

As it stands right now (updated 8/14/2011)...

1. OT: Erik Pears is penciled in as the starter at right tackle with rookie Chris Hairston behind him. Demetrius Bell is the starting left tackle. This could be a make or break year for Bell.

2. RG: Kraig Urbik has not looked good so far, and there really isn't any good depth behind him. Perhaps the Bills will end up using Geoff Hangartner at guard since Eric Wood is now the center.

3. 3-4 ILB: The current starters are Andra Davis and Nick Barnett. Rookies Kelvin Sheppard and Chris White are waiting in the wings along with Arthur Moats. If the Buffalo run defense does not improve drastically this season look for the Bills to further address this position.

4. TE: There is no one of note on the roster. Chan Gailey seems to really like Scott Chandler. We'll see.

5. QB: The Bills will need a franchise quarterback at some point. This is ranked lower at the moment, but it all really depends on how well Ryan Fitzpatrick does this season and where the Bills will be drafting next year.

6. 3-4 OLB: Chris Kelsay is currently on one side with Shawn Merriman on the other. The one thing this unit has going for it are the young guys behind the starters who have showed promise (Antonio Coleman, Arthur Moats). Danny Batten is also in the mix, who missed his entire rookie season due to injury. Both Merriman and Batten had a solid first preseason game.
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BillySims wrote:
I am absolutely stunned to be saying this. But, as of right now, The Lions do not have any desperate needs. That is the first time, in over 40 years of watching the Lions that I have been able to say that.

Martin Mayhew for Executive of the Year Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation

What he has done to turn the Lions around in only 3 off-seasons is nothing short of spectacular.

The Lions are in the position to just take the best player that falls to them.

I am STUNNED Exclamation STUNNED I SAY Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked


The Lions have a ton of players scheduled to hit free agency.

CB: I'm not sure they have a #1 CB right now, and anyway ... you can never have too many CBs. Injuries happen. Houston has played pretty well, but he is not a shutdown CB (if there are any of those besides Revis). Eric Wright only signed a one year deal and he could walk. Alphonso Smith flashed some talent last year, but most people remember him getting torched by Tom Brady on Thanksgiving Day...he is currently not able to play because of injury. They could take a CB in the 1st round and still take another later in the draft to bolster this unit.

LB: They have 3 decent starters (Tullock, Levy, and Durant) for 2011, and they could be the long term answers if they can extend some contracts...with Tullock and Levy. Even the special teamer/backups' contracts run out on Carpenter, Palmer, and Ekejiuba after 2011. They need to re-sign and add depth to the LBs desperately.

DE: LDE Cliff Avril signed his one year tender, but he hasn't signed a long term deal and I think he'll leave Detroit to follow the money. RDE Kyle VandenBosch is their best DE and he's 33. They could use either a pass rush specialist/stud to replace Avril (they seem to like the undersized DEs with speed) or compete with the current backups. And they could use a hustle DE to back up VDB (2nd + round). Lawrence Jackson and Willie Young are good young players who they like. But adding a DE in either the 1st or 2nd round would be a typical build to your strength move by Mayhew.

OG: Schwartz and company haven't been happy with the push of the interior O-line in the run game. They continue to look in free agency for somebody to push RG S. Peterman...though they're not very happy with LG R. Sims, either. I could see them taking an OG in the 2nd-4th round.

OT: If there is a premiere LT available at their pick in the first round they could grab him, but they aren't going to reach for any position, especially LT. Jeff Backus' contract runs out after this year, he's 33 years old, and has never been a premiere LT. However, he's also reliable and plays through injury. I wouldn't be shocked if they re-sign him. Nevertheless they also like his backup, Jason Fox, because of his pass blocking. If LT Backus is allowed to leave/retire, they could use a LT for depth and/or competition to Fox. If they're picking at #20 or below, RT is also a possibility. RT Gosder Cherilus makes too many stupid mistakes for a veteran player. He could be fairly easily upgraded. But they can get starting caliber RTs between the 2nd - 4th rounds.

TE/FB: They are using Will Heller in the H-back. They don't have a FB on the roster. Linehan doesn't use a FB much and likes the TEs to function as blockers in the run game. However Will Heller is getting older and he is their best blocking TE. FB and TE are always good 5th - 7th round picks.

RB: They have J. Best and M. LeShoure under contract for next year...and that's it. They are missing a goal-line back to complement
those two. LeShoure is coming off from Achilles injury. Jerome Harrison and Maurice Morris are 2012 UFAs. If there is a late round backup RB type, I could see them using a 4th - 7th round pick.

QB: Drew Stanton is only signed through 2011. I would imagine Drew wants to at least have a shot at a #2 QB gig somewhere. That only happens in Detroit if Shaun Hill retires (and I don't see that happening). I could see the Lions picking up a project anywhere from the 4th round on.


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I'll take a crack at the Browns early needs as of now.
Biggest needs o.l.b.,corner back,def. end and o.t. seem to be our biggest needs right now. Could actually use two linebackers. A guy like Burfect that can play both inside and outside would be nice. If d'qwell jackson stays healthy and resigns with us m.l.b. should be in good hands. Jackson also has the ability to move outside.
Other possible needs are q.b. depends how Colt plays. r.b. depends how Hardesty plays. Free safety depends how Usama Young plays. w.r. is also a possible need.
Depth needs are def. tackle and off. guard.
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Rough Needs

Top Needs

-ILB (Farrior 36, FA at end of year and Slyvester behind him is unknown)
-OG (Kemo sucks even though team seems to like him but RG as of now is a cluster-)
-S (Clark sucks and is older...team like Mundy though and Troy is FA but probably coming back)

Mid Tier Needs
-CB(because the team doesnt rate the position that highly)
-NT (Snacks age)
-WR (possesion type)

Low Tier Needs

-2nd TE
-OT(team really like Colon at RT, stopgap of Scott at LT and Gilbert will get a chance at LT if it comes to it)
-3rd down RB(Moore FA and Batch will be comin off of ACL surgery)
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Eagles Needs

*Updated*

In order:


LB- Jamar Chaney and Brian Rolle are both capable of starting but I think we still need a stud in the middle of our D.

WR- There's a decent chance Desean won't be back, so a true #1 opposite of JMac would be nice.

DT- If Cullen Jenkins returns it's not as a big need but Mike Patterson is just an average starter and Antonio Dixon will be coming off a season ending injury.

QB- We need a Quarterback of the future, whether it's with Reid and co. or anew coaching staff .

TE- Brent Celek has regressed with Vick as the starter and it would be nice to have a TE who can create match-up problems.

OT- Herramans and Peters but with Dunlap set to hit FA there isn't much depth at tackle

Depth would be nice at: S, DE, LB, G and C.
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Buffalo Bills

As it stands right now (updated 8/25/2011)...

1. LT, LG, RG, RT
2. QB
3. 3-4 ILB
4. TE
5. 3-4 OLB
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Patriots:

Big needs:
4-3 DE: Assuming they keep the same defensive scheme from this season to next, they'll need some DEs. Shaun Ellis and Andre Carter are the projected starters, but they are 34 and 32 respectively and both on one year contracts. The LE needs to be big (280-290) but also rush the passer pretty well, so either an oversized college DE or an undersized college DT. The RE needs to primarily rush the passer from a 3-point stance while not being a liability against the run.

FS: Brandon Meriweather is a free agent and the team is unhappy with him right now anyway. Freelancing is bad, taking bad angles is bad, and missing tackles is bad. Football intelligence and instincts are stressed.

WR: Welker and Branch are both free agents after the season. Maybe Taylor Price will be ready to step in opposite Ochocinco, but they may want to draft someone new. Size is not required, but quick feet and route-running ability are.

C: Dan Koppen is declining quickly. A new center is the only missing piece for a crazy-awesome offensive line of Solder, Mankins, some center, Cannon, and Vollmer.


Moderate needs:
SLB: This starting spot currently belongs to Rob Ninkovich. It's a rather interesting position in the Pats' 4-3 Under. He needs to play the run well and drop into coverage, but also rush the passer sometimes. Ninkovich was a college DE who excels in space (4.18 shuttle and 6.96 3-cone), and this could be a good position for a college DE who is athletic and stout against the run, but not quite an elite pass rusher. That said, Ninkovich isn't going to lose any games for the Pats and is very dependable.

DT: Wilfork and Hayneworth are the clear starters, but it may not be too soon to start developing a replacement for Haynesworth, who has a big bonus in 2013.


Slight depth needs:
MLB, WLB: Spikes and Mayo are the starters, respectively, and Fletcher is a great backup at MLB, but a third-string MLB and backup WLB upgrade over Gary Guyton is possible.

SS: Pat Chung looks like a 10-year start for Belichick, but there's really no backup on the roster unless Sergio Brown shows big things this coming season.

TE: Gronkowski and Hernandez are as good of a receiving TE duo as there is, but the only other TEs on the roster are blockers Smith and Yeatman and Garrett Mills. Claiming Mills might be a sign that Belichick wants more of a backup receiving TE in case of an injury to Hernandez, who should be a huge part of the offense for the next few seasons.


Very minimal need:
QB: Brady, Mallett, Hoyer. Enough said.

HB: The Pats just grabbed Vereen and Ridley to add to Green-Ellis and Woodhead.

OT: Solder and Vollmer as the starters, and Steve Maneri as a swing backup.

OG: Mankins and Cannon as the starters with Connolly as a 3-position backup

CB: Devin McCourty is an All Pro, Leigh Bodden has been a starting CB for 5 seasons, Ras-I Dowling was the 33rd overall pick, and Kyle Arrington was solid as a #2 last season. And that's assuming that Darius Butler never turns into anything.
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Seattle Seahawks Needs


Franchise QB









#1 CB




OLine Depth



Interior Dlineman



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As of right now the Bears needs are…

Major Needs…

Interior Oline: Any of our 3 interior spots could be upgraded…we simply lack talent at those spots with guys like Garza, Williams & Louis starting…2 or 3 new interior guys through the draft & FA is what we really need to add talent & depth.

Defensive End: This need may change dramatically depending on how Corey Wootton returns from injury…a complement to Julius Peppers would give us a furious pass rush which is the element our D relies on the most.

Cornerback: Another area where we lack starting talent…our D doesn’t value CBs as highly as pass rushers which is why this is less of a need than DE…that said we need someone to play across from Charles Tillman and eventually replace him as our #1.

Minor Needs…

Wide Receiver: Our young WRs all have talent…we have guys like Knox, Bennett, Hester & now Sanzenbacher…but all these guys bring similar skill sets and size…Roy Williams hasn’t impressed since arriving here so we will most likely be looking for a complement to the young guys in next year’s draft.

Linebacker: Our starting talent is great…Urlacher & Briggs are still as good a duo as there is in the NFL…Nick Roach is a solid player who will complement both but we lack depth at all 3 spots and with both Urlacher & Briggs now in their 30’s we have to plan for the future.
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Its really difficult to judge where the Vikings stand right now, as there will be a ton of youth and unproven players filling in at starting spots. I will just assume that no one makes any surprise progressions.

Glaring Needs:

LT - Even if Bryant McKinnie was on the roster, this would still be the team's most urgent need. Charlie Johnson should be a solid stop-gap, but LT is as much of a need as a franchise QB was for MN last year. MN needs to find that young blind side protector for Christian Ponder, Charlie Johnson is not that guy. I expect this need to be addressed in round 1.

SS - Jamarca Sanford is the starter as of right now, I doubt he shows any promise. Another guy to watch out for is rookie 6th rd pick Mistral Raymond. Raymond very well could push Sanford out of the starting lineup by midseason, the coaching staff loves Raymond. If Raymond is given a shot, and plays well, this probably wont be an urgent need. Hussain Abdullah at FS is serviceable, so he very well could be replaced as well. For the time being, Safety is regarded as the next urgent need.

C - John Sullivan is horrible, bottom line. Brandon Fusco is an interesting young prospect, who could potentially replace Sullivan. Time will tell, maybe Sullivan figures it out or Fusco gets a chance. For now, Center is a glaring need for MN.

Big Needs

WR - Losing that down the field threat in Sidney Rice will hurt. Percy Harvin and Michael Jenkins should be excellent contributors in 2011, but MN could be on the lookout for a stud #1 WR, or playmaker down the field. I would anticipate this being a 1st or 2nd rd need. Harvin and Jenkins, to go with Shiancoe and Rudolph at TE should be a good enough group of receivers. So I don't see this is a glaring need, but one that could be addressed if the primary needs aren't filled or aren't available in round 1 or 2.

CB - Antoine Winfield is getting old, Cedric Griffin has been battling consecutive knee injuries, and Chris Cook is a complete unknown. CB isnt as big of a need as Safety is, as there are quite a few players who could potentially fill the position for the time being, Brandon Burton and Marcus Sherels are two young players to look out for as well. Nevertheless, this probably isnt a 1st rd need, but maybe in rd. 2 if MN could get a player on the down fall

OG - Both Steve Hutchinson and Anthony Herrera are getting old and have battled injuries. When both players are healthy, they are a great guard duo, very underrated. OG may not actually be a need, MN has two young prospects who can play Guard in Chris DeGeare and DeMarcus Love; so maybe one of those two will fill the long term need here. Herrera is several years younger than Hutch, so replacing Hutch will be a priority in 2012. But again, maybe DeGeare or Love will be that guy. Stay tuned...

Minor Needs

OLB - Chad Greenway is a stud, but Erin Henderson is a bit of an unknown. I will break my rule, I am actually going to predict Erin Henderson to become a good WOLB. He has been a tackling machine all preseason, and has shined when given a chance in the regular season. I think Henderson nails down the starting spot, but MN could still use some depth at the position.

MLB - E.J. Henderson is a very underrated player, who is showing no signs of slowing down, despite the horrible injury he sufferered in 2009. I put this as a minor need as MN could look out for its MLB of the future. Jasper Brinkley has played well when given a chance, so maybe he is that guy. Nevertheless, as with OLB, adding more depth at this spot should be looked at after round 2.

TE - This could be a bigger need if MN doesnt resign Visanthe Shiancoe in 2012, but I think they will. The team just took Rudolph to compliment Shiancoe in MN's 2 TE offense, but there backups, Jim Kleinsasser and Jeff Dugan are both free agents in 2012. Kleinsasser very well could retire after the season. Adding a blocking TE after round 3 will be urgent to replace what Kleinsasser and Dugan do. Someone who can double as a FB and TE would be ideal.

DE - This is dependent upon Brian Robison becoming a good starter and Everson Griffen becoming a good backup. Will see, I bet they both improve and this probably will only be a late round depth need.

DT - Just like DE, this is dependent upon Remi Ayodele playing well as a starter. Letroy Guion looks like a beast when on the field, so MN should be fine. Christian Ballard is a nice pass rusher at DT. MN is looking good here. But MN could be on the lookout for a huge run stuffing body occupying DT in the mid to late rounds.
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jags needs as of 8/30

1A: WR<--our wrs havent been playing good this preseason and seem to lack the ability to separate from the defense.

1B: Cb<--you know its a need when u like Fitzpatrick complete 12/13 passes. mathis is old and likely gone. multiple picks could happen.

1C: DE<--we have 0, yes i said 0 sacks in 3 preseason games. we need a pass rusher and though kampman didnt play in those 3 games you would think we would have a sack.

2: O-line<--we could use some backup linemen as our backup T is horrible and we dont have a good interior backup though spitz is servicable. we need a future center as well

3: Safety<--landry is opur best safety. greene and prons are 2 talented guys but greene is not good in coverage. if the value is there we have to take him

4: Punter<--we could be looking for a punter with 43 year old turk punting for us.

5: QB<--we have our future starter in gabbert but we could use a developmental backup because garrard will likely be let go when we feel gabbert is ready and mccown is 31 and isnt that great though he is a good number 3.
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Panthers (9/4/2011):

Big Needs

CB--Munnerlyn belongs in the slot, and Gamble is starting to slow down.

WR--We have a lot of young guys, but none stick out as a #1 receiver, so if Blackmon/Jeffery are available, they'll probably be the pick.

LDE--Depends entirely on how Greg Hardy does this season, but Everette Brown clearly isn't the answer, so chances are we'll be looking for a DE relatively early

DT--Looks like third round rookies Sione Fua and Terrell McClain will get plenty of action this year, so we'll get a good feel for how good they will be. If they don't look good, this is another possible early pick


Smaller Needs:

RG--Schwartz would have been the starter if healthy, but even so he isn't a great option

TE--We traded for Olsen and signed Shockey/Hartsock, but I think we'll try to grab a young guy late to eventually take over Shockey's role


Not a need at all:

QB--Spent our first pick on QBs the last 2 years, we won't be drafting one unless something drastic happens

RB--Williams/Stewart/Goodson

OT--Gross and Otah are both very good starters, so stop with the top 10 tackles. We may draft another tackle in the late rounds as a backup

C--Kalil is locked up long-term, and we have some guys around that are good as backups

LB--Best starters in the league, plus amazing depth

S--We've got 5 on the roster right now that the coaches really like, so depth isn't an issue
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