The NFC’s biggest roster holes after the draft
Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on May 2, 2011, 6:28 PM EDT
First we looked at the biggest roster holes in the AFC after the draft. So we’ll let you guess what this post is about.
(We tackled the quarterback situations earlier.)
Eagles cornerback: Joselio Hanson can be the team’s nickel back, but a team with championship aspirations can’t survive a crater-sized hole at cornerback. Third-rounder Curtis Marsh adds depth, but they’ll add a free agent. It would be a big surprise if they weren’t in on the Nnamdi Asomugha sweepstakes.
Cowboys defensive end: Stephen Bowen and Jason Hatcher are in free agent limbo. Even if both of them return, the Cowboys could use more help.
Giants linebacker: It wouldn’t be a shocker if they looked at inside linebackers like Barrett Ruud
or Paul Pozluszny in free agency.
Redskins wideout: At this point, the Redskins have John Beck throwing passes to Malcolm Kelly, Anthony Armstrong, and third-round pick Leonard Hankerson. They could all be displaced by free agents.
Lions cornerback: We loved Detroit’s draft, but they still have a massive hole at cornerback, even if Chris Houston re-signs.
Buccaneers cornerback: Yeah, they like the guys they have. They would like Asomugha
Panthers defensive end: They could only fill so many needs in one draft. Look for them to aggressively try to re-sign Charles Johnson.
Seahawks defensive line: It was a bit of a surprise that no pick was made here until the seventh round. The team manufactured a pass rush last year, but can upgrade the talent.
Rams running back: G.M. Billy Devaney said on PFT Live the Rams had done a poor job finding a capable backup for Steven Jackson. Since they ignored the position in the draft, we fully expect them to go after one aggressively in free agency.