Originally Posted by Insideop
We need outside pass rushers on this team.
All we've got right now is Mercilus & that's based more on potential than anything. The Connor Barwin experiment failed at outside pass rusher, so in my mind you either get one in FA (which always cost way too much) or you draft one.
If we can resign Barwin, who is better against the run than Reed, then we only have
to draft one LB.... a LB that can rotate with Mercilus. If we lose Barwin, then we have to sign two LBs that we'll depend a lot on. Either through the draft, or FA.
We do have Sharpton & Dobbins, who can play next to Cushing, but those are stop gaps at best until Sharpton proves differently. I think the kid can play, but I don't want to depend on him at this point.
I'd also like to see Mr Alexander at SOLB as a depth guy in the future. Looked like he put on some size last year.