I don't have Nix as a Top 15 talent. There is no disputing he is the Top rated NT prospect in the '14 draft but he is no Ngata & I'm sure he won't display the athleticism through the process that put Poe on the map. Nix is a good football player....Don't get me wrong. A dominant force at NT could be an upgrade. I just can't bang the table & say I know a 1st RD NT plug & play fixes the D. Our weakness is coverage & that weakness takes us out of base far too often.
There are three positions where, if a difference maker is present, you need to take him (presuming you do not have one already):
Good CBs are like gold....especially for this defense....
When is the lat time we took a CB in the first round? Holy crap...1997. Chad Scott. BY law of averages, that may be the winner this year.
I'm not overly impressed with Nix. Hopefully Al Woods and a pick in this upcoming draft will help alleviate the NT woes. Still bummed Ta'amu didint work out.
I would have to go LT if one is available. If one is not available its a toss up between DB and ILB?
one of the problems going defense is they wont see the field for a year or more.
draft offense first to help now and try to outscore teams for a year or two and then develop your later round defensive picks for bens last couple years
'moral victories' are for losers