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  1. #31
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    Critical need: QB (plus GM and HC, duh). Nothing else compares, and I believe (and always have) that a real QB would do a lot for other positions, too.

    Major need: ILB (needed a starter next to Derrick Johnson for a couple years now) and CB (one of many epic Pioli fails resulted in one of the best CBs in the league leaving in FA, so the talent is thin and depth non-existent behind Flowers).

    Need: WR if Bowe leaves (would be stupid of a new GM, and a new QB and fat contract should entice Bowe, but the bridge might be burned). More DL - as usual. Dorsey and Jackson could have roles on a team, but they're both ridiculously overpaid. Safety - Berry hasn't been himself this year after a lost 2nd year, so the jury's out, and he has no partner to speak of.

    Depth need: RB; another WR perhaps; interior OL but not in the first 3 rounds; another QB; more DL; another LB; definitely CB and probably safety too.

    Developmental need: another QB


    On paper the Chiefs are better than a team like Indy, but they desperately, desperately need production at the QB position. If they find a guy who can give them that, the entire team will be better off. Once you find that QB, then you can worry about filling out your roster, in KC's case particularly the defense, which Pioli has inexplicably fudged since he got here, with the lone exception of stealing Justin Houston in the 3rd, but that's more than offset by his other blunders.

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    Seahawks

    Critical need: Pass rushing 3-tech DT
    Major need: WR, OLB (fast WLB type)
    Need: OG, TE
    Depth need: RB/returner type, OT
    Developmental need: QB, RB/FB type
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  3. #33
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moriarty View Post
    Whether they do or don't, it's still a major need.


    Try and name the #2 receiver.



    If you ever succeed, then guess how many yards the 2nd highest WR on the team has.
    I think Jeffery is the future there.
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    New England Patriots

    Critical need - None, unless for some reason they don't sign/re-sign anyone in free agency, in which case WR and CB would both become critical needs.

    Major need

    WR
    CB/S (depending on FA and where they decide McCourty is going to play...if they were to to re-sign Talib, Arrington, and Chung and Dowling were somehow healthy this might drop down to just "Need")

    Need

    A penetrating DT with some size to go next to Wilfork (think Mike Wright when he was healthy)
    An OLB that can actually cover RB's and TE's
    Ideally another pass rusher to play on the other end of the line from Chandler Jones
    Swing OT (if Vollmer leaves in FA)

    Depth need

    DL, all the way around (Ninkovich, Deaderick, Cunningham, and Love will all be UFA's after 2013)
    WR
    Interior OL
    DB/LB that can contribute on ST's as well as on D

    Developmental need - QB
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    Updated to here.

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    I'm making the assumption that mcclain is gone along with sey and possibly TK.

    CB - Spencer might come back on a prove it deal and Adams and Ross showed a little something late... but a real #1 is needed

    MLB - McClain is likely gone and gaither is nothing but a fill in.

    DT - TK and Sey lost some ability/care this year and it showed. Bryant should be retained and fills one spot. Bilukidi showed some talent as a rotational guy and we could get by with him but if a talented guy is there early...

    OG - both of our OGs were awful this year. Could put C here and shift Wiz back to LG to fill one spot. Some "unknown" younger talent in Parsons/Nix/Bergstrom... but nothing proven enough to say we've got it covered.

    RT - Veldheer is a very solid LT and Barnes is "good enough" at RT but an upgrade and depth is needed along the entire OL.

    OLB/DE pass rushers - We need some 3rd down pass rushing burst. Burris and Wheeler are good OLBs and have some pass rush skills but a specialist is needed

    QB* - this shoots up to #1 if Carson is released for some reason. I do not predict this happening but it is a possibility.
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    NEW YORK GIANTS

    Critical need - OG, OT

    The Giants are aging fast along the O-line and desperately need an infusion (or 2) of young talent here.

    Major need - DE, CB

    Justin Tuck is a warrior, but may be broken down at this point. Osi Umenyiora is always a "?" between seasons. With regards to CB, the Giants have been ravaged by injury at this position for 2 seasons straight... and Corey Webster is no spring chicken.

    Need - MLB

    Two words: Chase Blackburn. I would rate this as a higher need... but the Giants tend to deemphasize the LB position and I believe that the other needs I mentioned above are greater.

    Depth need - S

    Kenny Philips is a constant injury concern. Furthermore, the Giants like to play 3 safety sets on defense.

    Developmental need - QB

    The Giants have drafted a couple of developmental QB's in the past several years... but none of them have stuck. We need a new one.
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    Steelers:

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    WR


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    P


    RB
    TE
    DE
    LS


    OT
    OG
    OC
    K


    QB
    FB
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    For the 49ers


    Critical need
    3-4 DE - Justin Smith is another year older and wasn't quite as dominant and last year. Plus given his recent tricep tear his replacement needs to be brought in. 49ers Dline hasn't rotated many bodies for the past few years, they need a young guy to come in and help.

    3-4 NT - Isaac Sopoaga has been average at best this season and is a pending FA, his back up Ricky-Jean Francois is also a pending FA. A dominant NT is needed.

    FS - Dashon Goldson is a pending FA at this stage and was already franchised for this season. If he is not re-signed his back up is CJ Spillman, a guy with nice speed but not sure how he would go as the starter. A high pick on a FS would make sense.

    Major need
    WR - Crabtree has been good this year but Randy Moss is old and a pending FA, Manningham is a nice #3 but has now torn his PCL and ACL, Jenkins has yet to show anything. I think there is plenty of room to draft a nice big WR with #1 potential

    #2 TE - Vernon is a stud but Delanie Walker is inconsistent and also a pending FA. Harbaugh likes to use 2 and 3 TE sets so a replacement TE with both blocking and receiving capabilities is a need.

    Need
    CB - Brown and Culliver are a nice duo but Rogers has regressed this season and you can never have enough corners. Would be nice to bump Perish Cox off the roster.

    K - Akers has been terrible this season, he needs to be replaced

    Depth need
    3-4 OLB - Smith is a stud and Brooks is solid and has been re-signed but similar to our Dline, these guys don't get much of a break. Parys Haralson was out all year, the team needs another pass rushing OLB to provide some relief for the starters.

    C - Goodwin has been solid but is getting on in age, his replacement needs to be drafted

    Developmental need
    QB - Very unlikely that Alex Smith will be with the team next season, Kap is the future but another young guy to groom wouldn't hurt
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    I'd definitely change the niners for S and DE to be needs. S would move to critical/major if Goldson goes elsewhere.

    Also NT could turn into critical need as well. Both the starting and backup NTs are free agents.

    CB and WR should also be added but more depth needs.

    K replacement is a must but don't know if they'll look to free agency for that but it's definitely a legit need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dre View Post
    For the 49ers


    Critical need
    3-4 DE - Justin Smith is another year older and wasn't quite as dominant and last year. Plus given his recent tricep tear his replacement needs to be brought in. 49ers Dline hasn't rotated many bodies for the past few years, they need a young guy to come in and help.

    3-4 NT - Isaac Sopoaga has been average at best this season and is a pending FA, his back up Ricky-Jean Francois is also a pending FA. A dominant NT is needed.

    FS - Dashon Goldson is a pending FA at this stage and was already franchised for this season. If he is not re-signed his back up is CJ Spillman, a guy with nice speed but not sure how he would go as the starter. A high pick on a FS would make sense.

    Major need
    WR - Crabtree has been good this year but Randy Moss is old and a pending FA, Manningham is a nice #3 but has now torn his PCL and ACL, Jenkins has yet to show anything. I think there is plenty of room to draft a nice big WR with #1 potential

    #2 TE - Vernon is a stud but Delanie Walker is inconsistent and also a pending FA. Harbaugh likes to use 2 and 3 TE sets so a replacement TE with both blocking and receiving capabilities is a need.

    Need
    CB - Brown and Culliver are a nice duo but Rogers has regressed this season and you can never have enough corners. Would be nice to bump Perish Cox off the roster.

    K - Akers has been terrible this season, he needs to be replaced

    Depth need
    3-4 OLB - Smith is a stud and Brooks is solid and has been re-signed but similar to our Dline, these guys don't get much of a break. Parys Haralson was out all year, the team needs another pass rushing OLB to provide some relief for the starters.

    C - Goodwin has been solid but is getting on in age, his replacement needs to be drafted

    Developmental need
    QB - Very unlikely that Alex Smith will be with the team next season, Kap is the future but another young guy to groom wouldn't hurt
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nastradamus View Post
    I think Jeffery is the future there.
    He has some potential. But at the same time, he came out with a rep for being overweight, has been hurt twice in year 1, and barely cracked 350 yds.

    In fact, the 2+3+4 receivers together didn't even crack 1000 yds combined. So even if Jeffery does pan out, there's nothing at all going on in the 3-4 slots.
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    Bears

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    G/C
    RT


    add FB now that a new offensive scheme is on the way
    boost LB now that Urlacher is probably gone
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    I think the Redskins need to draft a top pass catching tightend if there is one left in a supposedly loaded draft at that position in the 2nd. F.Davis has problems not to mention a freeagent, Cooley is old. London Fletcher is getting old maybe inside 3-4 Linebacker. Of course there are other needs CB,S, R-T, NG. Having no first round picks means best available player at all postions except QB and RB with Helu coming back (unless late) or if they trade Cousins.

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    For the Saints, I don't think it will surprise anyone that the Saints will overhaul their defense through the draft this offseason. However, they may overhaul the entire team. The Saints are over the cap and will have to cut veterans to make any moves.

    Critical need
    DL - The Saints will most likely cut Will Smith since his production no longer matches his salary. They will have 3 DE's under contract for next year including Cameron Jordan, Martez Wilson and Junior Gallette. Gallette has shown promise but is not ready to start. Wilson gets pushed around too much and seems much better suited for a 3-4 defense. They need to grab a starter out of this draft unless they sign a veteran like Osi Umenyiura. At DT, Brodrick Bunkley will be back in the middle and Akiem Hicks is a nice 3rd DT. Tom Johnson is also good as the 4th DT. We need a starting DT, so this is a priority.

    OT - Jermon Bushrod is a free agent and will probably price himself out of the Saints organization. Zack Strief and Charles Johnson will again fight it out on the right side. Johnson looked his best just before his injury. If the Saints resign Bushrod, this is only a depth need. The Saints signed guys and played them the same week.

    Major need
    OLB - Vilma started on the outside because the Saints signed Curtis Lofton to replace him. Vilma will probably be cut and resigned at a resonable rate because after the allegations, I am not sure anyone else will touch him. He would be better as a backup but could still start if needed. Chris Chamberlain and David Hawthorne were signed last offseason because they know Spags defense but they were injured all season with Chamberlain landing on IR. They will be back to provide depth but the Saints need a playmaker.

    Need
    CB - The Saints should trade Patrick Robinson. He is a younger Antonio Cromartie. He goes for the flashy plays and misses half of them. Take what you can get in draft picks (maybe a 3rd rounder) and run. Jabari Greer is not a true number 1 anymore but with such a poor pass rush up front, it is hard to tell what he has left. He could still start if necessary. Corey White should be promoted to the #2 spot. Elbert Mack is a free agent and should be resigned. They should sign a veteran instead of drafting one.

    S- Here is another painful cut as the Saints should say goodbye to Roman Harper. He is not worth the money and really Rafael Bush would seem to have played almost as well as he did. Bush is an ERFA and will be back. He looked good and might have a chance to start. Malcolm Jenkins will be back on the other side and behind him, Isa Abdul-Quddus played well enough that it would not surprise me that Jenkins plays out his contract and moves on. That leaves us with a depth issue. We will probably draft someone and bring in a free agent. Some guys out there are: Yeremiah Bell, David Bruton, Abram Elam, William Moore.

    Depth need
    WR - The Saints have Colston, Moore, Morgan and Toon under contract for next year. Devery Henderson and Courtney Roby are both free agents. Roby has played well in spots and should be returned cheaply. Henderson should be allowed to retire. His best attribute is downfield blocking and that is not worth the spot. Nick Toon is returning from injury and cannot be counted on for any contributions. Chris Givens and Preston Parker show potential for another year on the practice squad developing them. There are a lot of free agents out there but the Saints are looking for the cheaper options. A few they will look at depending on the finances. Danny Amendola, Ramses Barden, Julian Edelman, Brian Hartline, Domenik Hixon, Donald Jones, Johnny Knox, Jerome Simpson should all come cheap due to either injury or not living up to their hype or playing for terrible teams and not getting the coverage.

    Developmental need
    QB - Chase Daniel is a free agent and NO is the best option for him. With Daniel returning, the Saints do not need anything more than a camp body.

    RB - The Saints have more depth than one else in the league. The Saints backfield does not have much invested in the backfield but when you are over the cap, every dollar counts. In addition, the Saints will need draft picks to restock the roster. I would trade Mark Ingram. He offers the best trade value and with Thomas, Ivory, Sproles and Cadet, the Saints are still set at RB. The Saints have struck gold with UDFA's and there is no reason they should stop looking. Some that should be available after the draft, Washaun Ealey, Theo Riddick, or Mike James.

    TE - The top 2 spots are taken with Graham and Thomas. The 3rd is a blocker but they could bring in a young guy to replace Thomas in a few years.

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