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Safeties and Tackles in High Demand


Daniel Jeremiah (@movethesticks) tweeted, it's a good day to be a safety, with the top four offensive tackles off the board within 30 minutes of free agency starting, seems it's not a bad day to be a tackle either. Anyway you look at it, free agency plays big into the college draft. Where previously it seemed Qb's and wide receivers would be a hot commodity, it seems now that tackles and safeties may be off the board well before we see the bulk of receivers even making an appearance.

It's hard to believe that just two weeks ago teams would pick Calvin Pryor or HaHa Clinton-Dix or even Zach Martin before Mike Evans and Eric Ebron. But with limited high quality safeties and tackles in this draft and all of them gone in free agency, teams may be trading up to get these guys. Wide receiver depth is huge and without a real standout qb without question (Luck-like) the draft could prove to be interesting. If you consider the fact that no free agent wide receiver has been signed yet, in addition to the very deep receiver draft that means there is a seriously flooded market and a number of previously projected high first round draft picks may slide well into the second round.

It wouldn't surprise me at all if someone like Kelvin Benjamin fell to the Ravens in the second round when they pick at 49. Based on how free agency goes and if the Ravens can sign Edelman or Steve Smith, we could be seeing a good, big, strong talented receiver in the second round.

The opinions posted here are those of the administrator of this blog and his loyal readers. They are in no way official comments from the team, and should not be misconstued as such, even though he thinks he could do just as well or even a better job!

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