I know many are not happy about picking a safety so early in the draft. There is one main reason I like the pick. I am tired of losing in the same way; seeing the same mistakes in our last line of defense. Seeing Lynch run free at Seattle, Davis killing us in the playoffs and KC's Charles go 95 yards to start a comeback for the Chielfs. Those and other long gut busters all met the same reaction from our safeties.... "I took a bad angle". So I would like to see us give up big plays in new ways (would rather no big plays, of course). . Hopefully better safety play will accomplish that or at least give me a new position to scream at.
We do not need an Ed Reed to shore things up. Think about what John Lynch brought to Tampa years ago-- good solid support on the back end.