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kethnaab


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:29 pm    Post subject: Re: updated Steelers needs Reply with quote

kethnaab wrote:
Steelers 2012 draft needs

EDIT - updated as of 01 February.

Short version:

Definite needs - OG, ILB, NT
Needs - LT, SS/FS, tall WR, KR/PR (position irrelevant, prefer RB or CB)
Always in the market for depth - OLB, DE, CB

* first 3 rounds need to net at least 2 of the following - ILB, OG, OT

* CBs need to be bigger with very solid tackling skills, or be prime candidates for a switch to FS.

* A lot of folks want to send us a NT in the 1st round, that probably won't happen, especially since LeBeau doesn't start a rookie on defense without a cluster of injuries.

1) left guard - at least 1 "start as soon as possible" guy - Chris Kemoeatu is gone, and we have an injury-prone backup center as our "LG".

2) thinking ILB - we need a guy who can QB the defense as he will fill the buck position. He also needs to be a guy that can beat blocks and stuff the run up front, which would allow Timmons to flow to the ball much better

3) left tackle - Colon is injury-prone, and Starks will probably cost. Marcus Gilbert darn sure isn't a LT, so if not a guy like Adams or Massie early on, then a developmental LT with good feet later on who needs to add some strength isn't a bad selection.

4) NT - there is a pretty big state of flux on this one. Not entirely sure we aim for a Casey Hampton "type" of NT or not. Tomlin has gone on record as saying he is NOT interested in a guy who merely 'takes up space', so I wouldn't expect a space eater to be drafted early, merely because he is the "BPCD" (Best available chubby dude)

5) safety - free/strong - Needs to be a heady guy who is comfortable playing the run. He will be "QBing" the secondary in many cases. A bigger guy (5'11/200+ at least) is a pretty fair requirement generally, although exceptions for extremely athleticism are welcome. A thicker CB with very good tackling skills is an ideal candidate


- OLB - we're a 3-4 LB-centric team. We will probably draft at least 1 OLB every season as long as Tomlin is coach. Look for high motor guys who are strong enough to set the point and/or are explosive in their first step

- WR - tall guys to be a red zone target and/or super fast guys who return punts and kicks

- DE - strong, anchor types with longer arms and good motors. Country strong 6'4, 275+ generally fits the bill, although obviously big + Athlete + upside (later on) is very welcome

Don't bother - unless a ridiculous talent falls or presents special positional flexibility, don't bother

1) TE - 6th or 7th round only

2) CB in the earlier rounds - it's probably not happening unless an insane value presents itself and/or a great FS convert presents itself

3) RB - not an early need at all, but a later round FB with hands and/or a KR/PR guy who is really good out of the backfield (CoP) is welcome


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As of February 2012 - DALLAS COWBOYS

1 - Strong Side 3-4 OLB
Anthony Spencer is a FA unlikely to be resigned and his back ups (Albright and Butler) both proved they weren't ready to replace him. This prospect/player MUST be able to drop into coverage, handle double teams in the run game, and get to the QB against stronger RT's in the NFL.

2 - Cornerback - Man Cover/Press Cover
Newman is going to be cut to save cap space and while Scandrick just got a new contract, the ammount and his skill set leave room for a starter or atleast competition for the job. We play alot of man-coverage or press-cover schemes with our CB's with limited S help over the top. We need someone who isn't a zone CB and can turn and run with a WR and still get his head around and look for the ball. Playing 10yds off and jumping routes will only get you burned in Dallas.

3 - Interior OL - Flexibility is an Assett
Phil Costa was atrocious and Kevin Kowalski wasn't much better - however Bill Nagy was a backup at Wisconsin before starting at LG for us after beating out David Arkin for the starting job and neither looks like a future pro bowler by any means. If we can get a interior offensive lineman who can play both Guard and Center, that'd be fantastic. If not, we need atleast 1 who can come in and start day 1 or atleast compete for the job. Waiting till the 5th or 6th won't cut it.

4 - Safety - Cover/Ballhawk
Abram Elam hasn't been resigned and is unknown if he will return. Sensabaugh was resigned during the season and while decent in man coverage on TE's and RB's, he has poor lines and gets lost in space. We need a guy who can roam centerfield reading a QB and making plays on the ball in a Cover 0 or Cover 1 scheme.

5 - Inside Linebacker - Depth
We have our starters in Lee and Carter, but with both James and Brookings headed to FA and unlikely to return, we need a depth guy. Need someone who can shed blockers, go sideline to sideline, and cover TE's one-on-one. May get a shot to comepte with Carter for a starting job or atleast in rotation.

6 - Nose Tackle - Potential Opening
Many have wanted All-Pro NT Jay Ratliff to move to his natural positoin of 5-tech DE and for us to draft a "true" NT. This makes more sense with Rob Ryan as DC than it did with Wade who prefered a penetrating NT and could really strengthen our front 7. Hard to say for sure, but a big 2-gapping NG who can keep the LB's clean to make plays is typically what you look for.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Detroit Lions Team Needs (FEB 8, 2012)

1. Offensive Line
Though the Lions offensive line did an adequate job of protecting Matthew Stafford in 2011, their collective run blocking is sub-standard. Jeff Backus is set to become a free agent, Dominic Raiola is entering a contract year, and both Stephen Peterman and Gosder Cherilus have been underwhelming at their respective positions on the right side of the line for the past three seasons. Some upgrades are needed immediately at RG, RT and LT, with an eye towards replacing Dom Raiola next season.

2. Strong Safety/Free Safety
Amari Spievey was a college corner at Iowa, and moved to safety due to his inability to be able to cover pro receivers. As a safety, Spievey still struggles mightily in coverage, and is a suspect tackler. He lacks instinct and his reaction time is slow. He takes bad angles to ball carriers and it costs the Lions dearly at times. And while Louis Delmas has shown promise, he struggles to stay healthy and at times sacrifices form for the big hit when it comes to tackling ball carriers. His cover skills are better than that of Spievey, but certainly don't represent the skill of a top coverage safety. Spievey must be replaced and someone with a good coverage skills brought in.

3. Linebacker
Justin Durant is a fine linebacker, but struggles to stay healthy. DeAndre Levy moved from inside to outside, and struggled with the transition. Stephen Tulloch was playing on a one year deal, and will be a free agent. Bobby Carpenter was likewise on a one year deal, providing a solid backup for Durant and a good nickel linebacker. The Lions need to upgrade the outside spot over Levy, and possibly gain a starter in the middle if Tulloch leaves.

4. Running Back
Jahvid Best has been advised by doctors to consider retirement due to numerous concussions. He has yet to make his decision public. Mikel LeShoure suffered an Achilles injury in pre-season of 2011. LeShoure may never be the same again. Kevin Smith can't be relied upon to stay healthy, and is barely serviceable as a starter. The Lions need a running game, and getting a better ball carrier is something that they can use.

5. Cornerback
The Lions have a good, but not great starter, returning in the form of Chris Houston. However, Eric Wright is set to become a free agent and was wildly inconsistent as the number two corner on the team. A top notch coverage safety would be a tremendous addition, but even someone who can serve as the number two corner would be an upgrade. Eric Wright is likely not to be offered a contract, and neither Aaron Berry nor Alfonso Smith are ready to step into that role. It is likely that the Lions would prefer to fill that spot in free agency, but could also look to the draft to pick a developmental player for that second starter position.

6. Wide Receiver
With Calvin Johnson, Nate Burleson and the emerging Titus Young this doesn't seem to be a need. It is not a critical need, to be sure. However, behind these three is a bare cupboard. Maurice Stovall, Rashied Davis and Stefan Logan are strictly special teams players who have little impact for the passing offense. The Lions would benefit from having a viable fourth receiver on the roster who is adept at special teams AND can be a reliable fourth receiver when called upon.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update March 21

Big Needs:
WR - We need a guy who can convert 3rd downs and score TDs in the red zone. A big tall possession guy who still gets separation (which has been a problem for our WRs). We'll probably go after a deep threat in the draft as well. Two receivers seems likely. Even though we added Moss and Manningham the only WR signed for more than 2 years is Crabtree.

RG - With Snyder gone that leaves Daniel Kilgore. I think they have confidence in Kilgore but I would think they would want to add a RG early to give him some competition. Especially if we don't add a vet.

Potential Big Needs:
C - Goodwin gave up 6 sacks (by far his worst year). I expect him (and the rest of the OL) to be much better this season. He has 2 years left but we could look for his replacement this year or maybe next. Right now looks like practice squad's Chase Beeler is the only backup.

So I Rank the Needs:
1. RG
2. WR (x2?)
3. Future C
4. S Depth
5. Depth at LB/DL/CB


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eagles Draft Needs -

Tier 1

SAM
WR (If DeSean leaves)
DE
DT

Tier 2

MIKE
Nickel Back

Depth could be used at

OT
S
RB


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eagles top 10 needs, based off polling of the forum. Not my personal opinions.

1.LB
2.DT
3.WR
4.DE
5.CB
6.OT
7.S
8a.OC
8b.HB
10.TE



Added March 23

My personal opinion:

1.SAM-Chaney is better suited at WILL, so him and Rolle will compete there. Ryans is the MIKE. We need someone who actually fits this role. Needs to be able to shed blocks, tackle and cover.

2.DT-This need is bigger depending on if we ever re-sign Derek Landri. Jenkins is in his 30s and injury prone, Patterson is solid but not spectacular. Then we have two big guys in Dixon and Thornton. We need an UT or two.

3.CB-Joselio Hanson has one year left, DRC has one year left, none of our corners can tackle. Samuel is probably gone.

4.HB-If Lesean McCoy gets hurt we're screwed. Only backups we have are a fifth round change-of-pace guy in Dion Lewis, and an UDFA guy from our practice squad in Cooper.

5.WR-Jackson and Maclin are good as the two starters. Avant is a good slot WR but can't start if one of the main two guys goes down. I would say we either need a big redzone threat or a guy who can return. If we get a tight end as a redzone threat, get a returner. If whatever DB or HB we get can return, get redzone guy.

6.Tight end-Celek and Harbor are our only two guys. Harbor is nothing more than a blocker.

7.Safety-Problem is we need a major upgrade at safety. We have tons of guys at average or just slightly below. Problem is, this is a weak class. Not worth drafting anyone unless someone good slips or we're taking a flyer later on.

8.Punter-Chas Henry is one of the worst punters in the league. Our defense would be in a lot better of a position if we had a better punter.

9.OT-Herremans and Peters are set at starters, but we need some backups. Probably more than one. We have I think 3 six round picks though. We should be using like 2 of those on OT.

10.DE-Graham is still a question mark, last year he was recovering from an injury sustained his rookie year. Cole and Babin are locked in as starters. Tapp is a decent run stuffer, but could be worth cutting as he's paid more than he should be. Hunt is a good rusher, but unproven as a main guy. I would just get a guy or two for depth.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As of March 15th, 2012 - Dallas Cowboys needs...

BPA, BPA, BPA

Could use a PBS G in the first 3 rounds, a power C in the mid rounds, a 3-4 OLB to groom up, and a FS somewhere along the way. Nobody is worth reaching for and we have the ability to go BPA in every round.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bills Update:

1. LT
2. WR
3. CB
4. DE
5. OLB
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Minor Bills update:

1. LT
2. WR
3. CB
4. OLB
5. QB
6. TE
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Titans update.

Team Needs:
1.) C
2.) DT - NOT BROCKERS
3.) WLB
4.) Safety
5.) Nickel CB
6.) DE
7.) Guard
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Packers Needs

Major Needs (MAJOR upgrade needed)
1.) Five Technique
2.) Rush Linebacker
3.) Center
4.) Safety

Significant Needs (Could Be Upgraded)
1.) Running Back
2.) Offensive Tackle
3.) Offensive Guard
4.) Cornerback

Significant Needs (Developmental)
1.) Quarterback
2.) Wide Receiver
3.) Tight End
4.) Nose Tackle

No Needs
1.) Inside Linebacker
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Atlanta Falcons
Top Priority Needs:
Cornerback
Left Tackle

Mid Priority Needs:
Middle Linebacker
Runningback
Center

Top Priority Wants:
Kick/Punt Returner
Tight End
Kicker

Mid Priority Wants:
Right Guard
Safety
Backup QB

Low Priority Needs:
Outside Linebacker
Defensive End
Defensive Tackle

Positions the Falcons are set:
QB
WR
TE
LG
RT
1 OLB position
RDE
LDE (like it or not we're set here for a little bit)
1 DT position
Strong Safety
Punter (like it or not we're set here for a little bit)
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Current (part way through free agency) team needs for the:

Minnesota Vikings

High Priority
Left Tackle
Cornerback
Safety
Wide Receiver
Outside Linebacker

Mid Priority
PR/KR
Middle Linebacker
Tight End
Kicker
Fullback

Depth
Defensive Tackle
Defensive End
Offensive Guard
Runningback

Not Likely
Quarterback
Center
Punter
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eagles draft needs:

Top Priority (no particular order in each tier):
DT
CB
SLB

2nd tier:
WR
DE
OT
RB

3rd Tier:
SS
KR
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Very few needs... can be pretty flexible and trade up for quality over quantity.

Primary Need:
RG/C - (or if we move Davis to RG and insert Boone to RT, then OT swing-tackle) Goodwin has another year or maybe two at C. We don't know how far along Kilgore is in his development of C/G, but the F/O does seem high on him.

Secondary Needs:
OLB - Haralson is our only backup... need a young rusher to develop...
DB - may want a 5th safety or more CB depth to compete... no need in rds 1-2.
WR - still could use a youngling to develop.
(Would happily draft TE if it's Fleener to replace Delanie Walker, who has only 1 yr left on his contract)
RB - wouldn't hurt to draft a later rd RB to compete and push the others.
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