Originally Posted by NCTexan
I like ILB pick high. I haven't really looked at them yet because I thought we could find someone later in the draft to stand next to Cush. After this I think we need an ILB in the first or second.
I don't think Cush is injury prone, because his injuries come from devastating hits. But I'm not sure he can return to form...
I think we need a Safety in there as well. Tre Boston out of UNC in the 3rd or 4th could be a solid later pick.
There are two schools of thought here:
1. Do you go after two 3 down LBs so that you can play the run or the pass tough?
2. Do you get one central 3 down LB and then a cheaper 2 down LB and bring on an extra saftey for a dime package.
In my mind, you gotta try for option 1. With bigger stronger TEs like Gronkowski, Graham, Davis, etc who are 6'5+ 260lbs, it is a tough assignment to ask a small 6'0 190-200lb safety to do much against them. Instead, asking a 3 down MLB is a much better matchup.
One of the reasons the SF defense is good is becuase of Willis and Bowman.