The more I read the more I see people hoping we use an early pick on a cornerback. Why? Cornerbacks are the most disposable position in the NFL outside of runningback. It's one of the hardest positions to play but only if the defensive line isn't productive. New England showed during their dynasty(*) run that you can place any decent player at CB as long as you pressure the QB. We also saw the same results a couple years back when our defensive line made every DB on our squad look like pro-bowlers. Our 2 best corners were selected in rounds 7 and 4. Both being very solid even without the pressure up front we're used to. The guy that was originally the starter for Verner this season was 6th round pick Jason McCourty. Vincent Fuller, a very good nickel-back was drafted with the 4th round. So why on earth would we or any team for that matter use a first or second round pick on a CB? It's an outdated approach and should be used for more value than a CB. CBs usually take a bit longer to see field than other players while defensive linemen can get in fairly early and produce. We can also look at the DBs we've taken too early: Ryan Mouton - 3rd round. Calvin Lowry - 4th round. Pacman Jones - 1st round. (talent and production was there) Rich Gardner - 3rd round. Michael Waddell - 4th round. Andre Woolfolk - 1st round. Mike Echols - 4th round. And on and on. Basically, this team shouldn't even touch a DB before round 4 at earliest due to history alone. Granted the best DBs in the league are top round picks. Asomugha, Woodson, Bailey (prime), Revis, A. Cromartie, etc. But they're not key to a teams success, imo. We also really have no need for a DB. Not at CB at least. Safety is a more dire need at the moment if we're going DB.