I think you can forget about corner the good ones just cost to much.The only way you get corners is through the draft.I was thinking about the draft and free agency here is my plan so far.
A.Pass rush is suffering we don't know how long Brady Smith will be healthy over at NFL Countdown they have the Falcons drafting Tamba Hali from Penn State.I guess he is playing real well.I don't know Penn State players tend not to play well in the pros ala 1st rounder a few yrs ago from the Bears def end Michael Haynes.Darrly Tapp seems to have dropped some but if there is a pass rusher you take him. Now if there isn't a pass rusher Micahel Huff would be option 1,Laron Landry,Darnell bing and if we go corner Tye Hill or Will Blackmon.I would like to upgrade the off line but defense is needed first.Only if a Eric Winston or someone obvious dropped would I go off line. I think corner first safety second or vice versa is the way to go for now.Greg Blue hopefully is there in the second.
Free agency - I think you sign Roye and Bentley those guys already know how to play and remember the NFL game is much different than the college game so there is much less of a chance of a bust if we sign free agents.Roye's numbers are so much better than most the other def tackles he would be the guy I first sign.Bentley is 310 pounds and I remember him as a rookie an article I read said he ws just nasty on the field.So to recap:
A.draft corner or safety,or safety or corner..then sign Roye and Bentley
1.Free agency Steve Hutchinson guard ..I know it is the most need but Hutchinson is a pro bowler and would really help out the line.You just can't pass on a guy like that.I am not sure what would be left in terms of money probably not much but then I may use the draft for the def tackle.
Draft - Ngata could be long gone by the time the falcons pick round one,Gabe White iffy,Gabe Watson iffy...depending on who is there in rounds 2-4 I would take a def tackle.There was a study done about def tackles and the draft turns out that you have as good of a chance to get a decent one from rounds 1-4.I would take the best player in round one Huff,Landry,Bing,Hill or pass rusher then round 2 safety,corner,de end the best player.
I doubt we would have enough money for Hutchingson and roye or Hutch and Bentley but we really need a def tackle and center badly so maybe something can be done in terms of contracts.I don't know but if it meant cutting or trading someone to get rid of salary for a draft pick I would do it.Duckett migjht be the guy,Dunn I think restructures and other players.
Here's my thoughts:
I think we should get a stud CB with our first pick in the draft, cuz IMO if we could have 2 shut-down corners, we could stack more people in the "box", right now we are in fear that Webster will get beat, so we can't put 8 in the box, which lets them run all over us