There has been lots of speculation that we will draft secondary help because we frankly have real holes and issues there. Still Gettleman's mantra has been that sometimes the best guy for the position is already on the team. For example, Norman looked bad at times last year often playing way off the receiver. Lack of talent or lack of experience? Is he a talented player who needs more coaching or does he need to be replaced? Will Drayton be able to compete for a starter role or is he over the hill? How about Dockery and Thomas? Will we target these positions or only go there if the player is BPA when we pick?
How about safety? Is DJ Campbell the future SS or do we need to pick up more talent?? Will Godfrey play free or strong safety at this point. Nickel does appear to be covered at this point.
If Gettleman is such a great talent evaluator, what does he see that most on here don't???
I don't necessarily think that us fans can say with all surety that there are real holes in the secondary. There are some issues, yes, but just like G-man alluded to, there is some talent there as well----talent that is possibly starting caliber (that only needs to be coached up like G-man said). It's not like Thomas, Dockery, and Norman didn't show show some promise last year---their first year on the field. When you add in the FAs that also show promise, and a proven vet like Florence, things may not be nearly as bad as they appear. G-man and the coaching staff are in an extremely better position to judge talent than we are. Indeed, most of us don't know what particulars to look for irrespective of a team, much less within the context of the Panthers. What we don't see will make a whole 'nother world.