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Upgrading the DL would be nice, but I donโ€™t think itโ€™s a requirement. Lowry isnโ€™t a superstar, but he isnโ€™t a slouch. Heโ€™s not an every down starter, but in a rotation I think heโ€™s just fine. Same with Lancaster. We need Adams to step up and be that guy. Adding a Raekwon Davis wouldnโ€™t hurt obviously, but I think a better ILB (or 2) like Queen or Murray makes the entire defense look a lot more competent.

Grave Digger posted:

Upgrading the DL would be nice, but I donโ€™t think itโ€™s a requirement. Lowry isnโ€™t a superstar, but he isnโ€™t a slouch. Heโ€™s not an every down starter, but in a rotation I think heโ€™s just fine. Same with Lancaster. We need Adams to step up and be that guy. Adding a Raekwon Davis wouldnโ€™t hurt obviously, but I think a better ILB (or 2) like Queen or Murray makes the entire defense look a lot more competent.

I dont know, every time I watched a play against San Fran, Lowry was falling over a blade of grass and letting the pulling guard ignore him to go find someone else to hit. 

I think it's the right time to draft for need more than the nebulous "BPA". 

I also think you're more likely to find a WR that can contribute at #30 vs ILB or TE. Ideally, ILB and TE is addressed in FA, and in a dream scenario you grab Littleton and Hooper in FA and you get a Jalen Reagor, Laviska Shenault, Justin Jefferson, or Tee Higgins falling to you at 30. 

Reagor is the guy I lust for, 4.3 speed, he's the Tyreek Hill type this offense needs....

regarding Interceptions: There's a reason those guys are playing defense. It would be nice if they caught at the rate a good receiver does but for most of them, it's just not gonna happen on a consistent basis. Look at other team's discussions and you'll see the same lamentation :"weeda won except for the dropped pick sixes"

When they do manage to hold on at a higher rate, they wind up with a season like the 2018 Bears. Remember them? 27 ints. In the all time great discussion? poised to dominate for years? The dbacks repeatedly gave that shitty offense short fields. When they regressed to the mean, the offense showed its true nature. Actually below the average- This year they had only 10.

Timpranillo posted:

I also think you're more likely to find a WR that can contribute at #30 vs ILB or TE.  Ideally, ILB and TE is addressed in FA, and in a dream scenario you grab Littleton and Hooper in FA and you get a Jalen Reagor, Laviska Shenault, Justin Jefferson, or Tee Higgins falling to you at 30. 

Reagor is the guy I lust for, 4.3 speed, he's the Tyreek Hill type this offense needs....

I think that first sentence is really interesting and probably accurate.  Especially this year when you should see a few top 15 WR's dropping to end of RD1 or top of RD2.  The more I see about Murray and Queen the less I think either will make it to #30.  If they fell into the mid 20's I wonder if Gute doesn't move up to grab one like PIT did on us last year.  Depends on how badly teams in the 5-10 slots ahead of us need an ILB.