We've heard a lot of talk about drafting either a off lineman round 1, linebacker rd 2 ,safety rd 3 or linebacker round 1 ,safety round 2 etc etc. Do you think our pass rush problems will be solved with just drafting a olb round 1 or 2? I don't know if Smitty was joking saying we will be a 4-3 base defense.If this is the case will have the same anemic pass rush as before Bierman got injured and Osi disappearing a lot. The way to solve the problem is toe double down on pass rushers. If we will play a hybrid defense then go linebacker round 1 ,def end rd 2. If the Falcons do move up to get Clowney then it probably means giving up our 2nd rounder ,no6 pick and other picks. If some how we could keep the 2nd rounder I'd draft a linebacker.Clowney plus any of the promising 2nd round olbs would boost the pass rush and would setup the defense for the future for awhile.
The game of football is simple win the line of scrimmage, stop the pass with a pass rush and have off linemen capable of pass,run block. Tight end is not a necessity in round 2. A free safety is important in Nolan's defense but that can wait till round 3. The most likely scenario seems to be Mack/Barr round 1 ,round 2 Scott Crighton,Dominic Easley, Stephen Tuitt, Kony Ealy. I'd add Trent Murphy to the list but he seems to be suited for olb.
Our draft would look like this in terms of position.
I have neglected the off line I realize this but hopefully the right tackle position can be settled with what we have until the next yr free agency/draft . We can already score enough points even as bad as the off line was last year. We just can't stop anyone on defense which is why my emphasis on the defense.
4.Safety (Terrence Brooks?)
that is the only way that makes sense to me
Dominic Easley? ughh..