Grave Digger posted:
Saw a quote from Pettine recently that made me think they don't think as poorly of King as folks here do. Said he had things he wants back and things he needs to improve on, but seemed to almost imply some instances were also Safety related. Said they put CBs in tough spots a lot and that was also part of it. King has 1 more year on his rookie deal, so I'm betting they don't pour another R1 pick into the mix this year in the hopes that he turns it on fully in 2020. King might end up being a good player IF he can improve on the mental side because I see his instincts and awareness as huge liabilities right now. When he guess right on the route, he can stick and plays well, but when he guesses wrong (which is often IMO) he can't keep up.
The issue is they play nickel so often they need another corner who can play right away. If Xavier McKinney were a bit faster, he'd be an interesting guy. I suppose they could lean need and go something like this:
That would lean more toward building depth at safety, though it kind of repeats Moore/MVS/EQ (except Hill and Cephus have very good hands). I suppose they could do worse than going in to next season with Adams, MVS, maybe Lazard and the rookies.