Idk about jerks but we need guys with a little more “edge” and some of our position groups need more competition. I wouldn’t mind a couple of alpha-male type of guys on here.
For example Malike Hooker and Clayton Geathers were disappointments this past season IMO (Ballard said about the same regarding Hooker) but when there’s no one breathing down your neck or no one to really be on you, how can you expect better? The same can be said about Jacoby as well. These guys need competition.
I liked him too from what I saw in the CFP. He's projected as a mid-late first rounder.
To be honest, I'd be a bit disappointed if we went LB at pick 13. If he fell to one of our 2nd round picks, that'd be too good to pass up.
However, with Leonard, Walker and Okerere I'd say LB is our strongest position (right there with OL assuming AC comes back).
We have definite needs at DL and WR. We likely have need at TE (assuming Ebron's gone). We are likely to address QB in draft or FA. We could use some secondary help.
Typically, I like the BPA strategy, but right now I think outside of OL (assuming AC returns), LB, RB, and P I think we have glaring concerns at every other position.
Not sure if this has been posted on here yet:
Pretty impressive stat for Walker (3rd year) and Leonard (2nd year) -- they were the first LB Duo in NFL history to each have 120+ tackles, 2.5+ sacks, 6+ TFL, and 1+ interception.
I think with Okerere in this mix (and potentially EJ Speed), we've got a pretty solid LB corps for years to come. Let's just hope these guys stay healthy.