I really don't see safety being as big of a need as people are making it out to be. Here's why: we have our two starters in Weddle and Hart, and both have proven themselves. Most people seem to think that Hart is the problem but he had a good season last year (85 tackles, 5 ints) and he is only 30 years old. Depth at safety is definitely an issue, especially if we don't move Oliver, but I don't think it's our biggest need. I can see CB as a need, even though I think that Cletis Gordon is more than capable of taking over the nickel position, but I don't understand people wanting Reggie Smith so badly in the first. Some will say that Smith can play nickel and then get moved to safety later in his career, but with that in mind why don't we just draft a corner this year (very strong corner class) and then draft a safety when that actually is a prominent need. I think that OL is a much bigger need for depth reasons and more importantly because I don't think that Clary is an adequate starter. There is a reason LT is so much better when running to the left. Wouldn't it be great if we had just as strong of a right side of the line. For LT's and PR's sake. The OL class is very strong and there should be a very good player available to us at 27 (Albert, Cherilus, Williams, Baker). I could see us taking Kenny Phillips if he drops, just because of the value, but I do not see the obsession over Reggie Smith. I'd love to hear what other peoples' thoughts and rational are because I think that we have much bigger needs than safety, but a lot seem to disagree.
No announcement yet.
Why does everyone think safety is such a need?