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Peterson = Berry 2.0??????

Last year at this time, me and a few others kept up a good fight for wanting 1 Eric Berry. Now I know Peterson is a CB but this guy is built more like a Safety than he is a traditional CB, and as I was falling a sleep I thought; man I wonder what it would be like to have Peterson in our backfield with Delmas. With the speed that Peterson has and the fact that he is a very good hitter and tackler even coming out as a Jr. he is that good.I mean I know we all feel that we need a CB and a LB more so than all other positions, but I keep hearing that the Cards are looking to try and trade out of that 5th pick. So since we could not pull a Madden move and grab him and Suh last year, why not trade up in the first round and grab Peterson to play next to Delmas. Peterson has all the skills needed to be an ELITE safety in this league. Body size. . .check, Speed. . . DOUBLE check, ball hawking abilities. . .TRIPLE check. by drafting Peterson and moving him to safety would give us the true speedster back there and it would give Gunny 1 hell of a weapon to move all over the place in terms of blitz packages and run support.

I am not as sold on this whole notion that we need to use our first 2 picks on the CB/LB positions as most of you are. I have stated a few times that while we may need more talent at these 2 positions they are not as dyer as most feel they are. Lets look at it this was. We had 2 guys come in off the street and play well. Unless your name is DET32. And these guys did it with no training camp or real idea of our defensive strategy. Assuming that we do go after Peterson to play our LS spot that would free up Spievey to go back to his natural position as CB, or stay at safety as an insurance policy for breathers and the injury bug. I also am not sold on this notion that we need a CB as bad as most of you are. Once again I go back to what we had last year;and the assumption that Houston will resign. Berry showed promise at that position, Houston and Phonz played good also, especially when you think about how young Phonz and Berry and Spievey are they are only going to get better with 1 more year under their belts 1 would think. We still have Vasher as an insurance policy, and we could still grab more depth during the draft or via FA when ever that truly does start. What do you guys think about this? We can always trade back in the second round for extra picks since we all seem to want more of those in this draft, I am not sure why when all I keep hearing from most of the peanut gallery how shitty this draft class is at the 2 most glaring needs on our roster, so why not just get what we can at those positions in the later rounds in this draft and wait till next year when I am sure there will be better talent at the LB position.

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