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Do our Free Agency aquisitions spell no Suh?


A lot of people (including myself) have speculated that the trade for Williams and the signing of KVB paired with 2 of our starting DBs leaving means we are done with our D line and are going to focus on DBs in the draft.  This points to us taking Berry with pick 1.2 instead of Suh or possibly trading down and taking Haden and Wilson as our first two picks. I want to give a couple reasons why this might not be the case.


1. The D line help we got is 30 years old.  They are trying to build a team for the future, not plug in a couple pieces for a playoff run. With that in mind, they DID NOT solve our D line issues in FA. We still have a big need for young help on the line.
2. Drafting multiple starters in the same position is not something you plan to do. If you draft DBs in the 1st and 2nd, then in 4 or 5 years you are back to the same issue when their contracts come due at the same time. I'm not saying this is not done, but go ahead and tell me the last time a team took the same position with their 1 and 2. Even if it happens, it is rarely planned for by the FO. There is also a benefit to have a mix of experience levels on the field that you would not get from two players of the same draft class.


Based on how they worked the off season last year, I expect us to trade or sign a DB as well as draft one. We might even have some starters on the bench now (Jack Williams, the CFL guy). This does not totally rule out Berry at 1.2, but it does say that Suh is still a strong possibility at 1.2 because we still need long term help at DT.

 

Oh, and lets not forget we need some O Line help pretty bad.

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