WR, ILB, OT, DT is absolutely the need list. Spot on. 
Watching last night. GB absolutely needs to once and for all fix the ILB position. They desperately need more speed on the 2nd level. Oren Burks is wildly frustrating. As much as he regularly flashes on ST, almost always first guy on the scene, he canโ€™t seem to find a way to get on the field. Heโ€™s clearly got the speed GB needs at the position but itโ€™s not translating into PT. 
Also, GB needs a Debo Samuel, Mecole Hardman Jr gadget/slot/go fast WR to go between Adams and Lazard. I wouldnโ€™t be surprised if Gute made a FA play for AJ Green either. 

Huge need on offense.  Between WR, RB and TE we have 14 players:  2 are #1's (Adams, Jones), 2 are 3rd stringers (Jamaal Williams and Lazard), and the rest are just guys. 

Last night showed the lack of talent in the middle of the defense. Between interior line and MLB we have 9 players:  1 is a #1 (Clark), and the rest (including Martinez) are just guys.  

Those are the areas I think Gute attacks in the draft/free agency.  

With Graham and Lewis almost aged out, it's time to consider adding another weapon to the arsenal.

Bad year for TE, however, a guy I really like is Washington H-Back Hunter Bryant. He is on the short side, 6'2 but his speed will probably be the best of all TE in the draft. He will stretch defenses in a big way. You could even line him up as a slot (which he did in college in various packages). I believe he will be available in the 2nd round when we pick.

FB seems to be a position they really want to emphasize going forward. Vitale is talented, but seems a bit injury prone.

We can upgrade, and it might not even cost us a draft pick.

A kid I am very familiar with because I've been watching him play since HS is Fresno State RB/FB Josh Hokit. Not a lot of highlights on him due to the fact not a lot of people considered him an NFL prospect, but he is based on athleticism alone.

His career at Fresno was really mis-managed. He was a walk-on because the old staff pre Jeff Tedford didn't like him...largely because he played 5 different positions in HS...QB/RB/OLB/ILB/SS 

He signed a wrestling scholarship with Drexel (3 time state champion wrestler at 190lbs) but when Fresno State added wrestling he decided to stay home and do both.

The old staff started him at LB but because of piss poor recruiting had no choice but to move him to RB his true freshman year and the kid shined. He was the lone bright spot in a 1-11 season. 2017, his sophomore season, he was a workhorse at RB and kept his weight about 205-210 because he was going to wrestle at 190 right after football season. He is naturally more of a 235-245lbs kid. Junior year, 2018 he continued his strong campaign at RB, and then transitioned to wrestling with no problems. In fact, ended up becoming an All American, finishing 5th at 190lbs in NCAA tournament. Coaches had plans to let him go up to 240lbs, redshirt 2019, and transition to MLB to help his NFL prospects. He also decided to move up to heavyweight class for wrestling. But once again, injuries forced a bad decision for his NFL future, and the coaches asked him to play RB for us in 2019...which he did willingly...although this time he was up to 240lbs and so he quickly cut weight and played most of the season at 225lbs. Now he's back up to 240, wrestling very well. Last person to ever do both at a high level at Fresno was Lorenzo Neal. Hokit doesn't have the speed Neal had, but is fast enough. He also has better hands than Neal.

Best part about him...he has never missed a game in HS or college for injury. He is an absolute battering ram. I feel like if he gets in an NFL strength and nutrition program he's going to flourish. Mike Alstott comes to mind when I watch him. 

Grave Digger posted:

Hoping they look at ILB, OT, CB, or DT in R1 and then WR only in R2. So many WRs itโ€™s hard to accept that there wonโ€™t be a good one available in R2. 

We will likely are more UFA additions, so the list of needs will shift.

This.  After last night, ILB and DT are the biggest glaring needs, followed by OL and slot-type WR.  Wouldn't complain about TE or RB either.

If the run defense isn't fixed we're going nowhere.

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Just going to say this now. When Mostert went untouched for a 36 yard TD on a 3rd and 8 inside trap against dime D it pretty much took the wind off the sail for 2019. The gap discipline and eye discipline in the secondary was awful. Counted two horrible angles by the secondary. To be fair. SF dialed up a great call and blocked perfectly at point of attack. But that call canโ€™t go untouched against a dime defense for 36 yards.  GB needs real 2nd level 3 down ILB speed. If SF can find Fred Warner in round 3 then GB needs to find their Warner early. This ILB failure year after year has to end. 

Iโ€™m also a huge fan of Sternberger. TE is a luxury pick GB canโ€™t afford to make early in the draft given the need to improve ILB, OT, and WR. 

ChilliJon posted:

Just going to say this now. When Mostert went untouched for a 36 yard TD on a 3rd and 8 inside trap against dime D it pretty much took the wind off the sail for 2019. The gap discipline and eye discipline in the secondary was awful. Counted two horrible angles by the secondary. To be fair. SF dialed up a great call and blocked perfectly at point of attack. But that call canโ€™t go untouched against a dime defense for 36 yards.  GB needs real 2nd level 3 down ILB speed. If SF can find Fred Warner in round 3 then GB needs to find their Warner early. This ILB failure year after year has to end. 

Iโ€™m also a huge fan of Sternberger. TE is a luxury pick GB canโ€™t afford to make early in the draft given the need to improve ILB, OT, and WR. 

I remember thinking at the time what a poor angle Savage took on that play. Fackrell was on that side and sort of fell down trying to avoid getting blocked by the TE, which had the effect of allowing the TE to block two guys at the same time. Even then, Savage needs to make that play 10-15 yards downfield. 

Nick Collins, who had similar 40 times to Savage coming out, used to make the same mistakes his first couple of years. There is a lot of upside to Savage.

Boris posted:

"... For NFL Draft purposes, Proche lacks size and tends to get swallowed up by more physical press corners which could limit him to slot work. His best attributes are a great feel for when to break off routes, quick feet, above-average agility and he catches the ball well outside his frame. His lack of size and top-end speed means Proche will likely be in the Day 3 mix."

 

https://www.rotoworld.com/coll...r/38495/james-proche