I've never seen Anderson play, but from all the things I hear he's a slightly lesser version of Mario Williams. Now granted, Mario Williams gets a bad rap, but that's just because he doesn't live up to the rep of being a No. 1 pick, but he's still a top talent. He had a decent rookie year, 47 tackles, 4.5 sacks.
I have the feeling just because of Anderson's athleticism and size potential (6-6/280 I hear), he'll surpass Adams as the Top DE. If that means Adams falls to us at No. 10, I don't have any problem about taking him.
I agree, I think DE is more important than S. There are always quality safeties to be had in the 2nd, 3rd, and even 4th rounds of every draft. If you want an impact DE, you're hard pressed to find one after Round 2.
We can get by with our safeties for now as long as our DEs step up their play. I know a lot of peopple like Carrington, Mallard, and Davis, and I do too, but not enough to pass up on a player like Adams or Anderson in Round 1.