chris98251 wrote:Funny people were screaming for a Nickel CB to replace Trufant, here's a guy that is one of the top guys and yet we don't need a CB ?
I agree that you don't waste a high pick on a nickel, but there is a need.
Why spend a 1st round pick on a nickel, Trufant doesn't have the size to be a starting corner in our scheme.
I agree with not spending a first round pick on a pure nickel corner (or any corner for that matter), but I think it's a misconception that any starting corner in the Hawks needs to be 6' 2" or taller. Remember, the first cb drafted under Pete and John was Walter Thurmond who stands 5' 11" and was the unofficial starter heading into the 2011 season before he injured his ankle. They aren't afraid of average size DBs if they can play ball.
Sherman and Browner, in a sense, fell into this teams lap and Pete has wisely adapted since then (much more press coverage), but I don't think Pete and John have completely gone away from the same mentality they had when choosing WT3. Fast, tough, average size DBs can be starters.
With that said, hellz naw to both Trufant or Te'o. We have bigger needs. And can we please stop with the idea to move Wagner to WLB. Please?