Originally Posted by bitonti
even with revisionist history, Gholston was the BPA at 6. People gloss over it, but at the time there was no other obvious pick to make.
Ideally they could fill out their need with FA but there probably wont be a FA period before the draft.
Also JMO taking a pass rusher is not a dire need. Even tho we moan about them, Thomas and Pace are still starters. It's more of a developmental thing... which is good cause it usually takes time to convert a DE to 3-4 OLB. the only position on the entire team where they "need" a starter in 2011 is probably free safety.
Ya think? I actually thought Pool picked up his game once Leonhard went down. He had a couple of breakdowns (Garcon's TD), but overall, he played his best in the playoffs. I used to think that Safety was one of the biggest needs on this team, but I'm not so sure now.
I wouldn't be surprised if the team re-signed Pool if the price was right. It took him a while to adjust, I think, but now that he's a vet of this defense, I'm bullish on him.