Originally Posted by couchscout
1. Safety - We have got to get more production out of this position.
2. WR - And more specifically, we need a veteran, don't have time to wait on a rookie.
3. Interior OL - Both potential starters and depth
4. FB - Need to find a real FB. When was the last time we had a real hammer at FB? Does it really go ALLLL the way back to Moose?
5. OLB - Both a potential replacement for Spencer and more quality depth.
I share the same sentiment, but I was add runningback on the list .. .perhaps as high as #2 or #3. Felix is a goner and Murray is injury prone.
I dunno, if I were a NFL GM I might reconsider the idea that RBs shouldn't be that highly valued, at least the elite ones. OL play in the NFL is rapidly deteriorating across the board. Colleges aren't pumping in enough quality OL to go around to meet demand for various reasons (a whole other long winded subject). The timing and synchronicity needed to gell a OL, particularly in run blocking, is hampered by the new CBA practice restrictions. I think it's almost becoming a necessity to have a RB who's talented enough to cover up the run blocking flaws in your OL if you want to have a balanced offensive attack. Doug Martin ran for 250 yards last week, and it wasn't because of dominant Bucaneer OL run blocking talent with both Carl Nicks and Davin Joseph on IR. It's pretty evident when LaGarrette Blount takes the field.