DJ Campbell should start beside him at SS... Dude was the most impressive DB in the later part of the season.
Im saying this because i havent seen any panther game film from mitchell or lester [for obvious reasons].
I thought so too-but he started several games down the stretch (4) and had 11 tackles during that time with one pass defended. My impression of a strong safety is about twice that. I like his size and smarts, but he needs to make more plays--and he might. 4 games for a seventh round special teamer is not a big window.
At SS, it seems we have Mitchell, a hitter with speed, Lester, a questionable tackler, and Campbell. It is an interesting battle. I am guessing that the player who can cover a TE the best gets the job.
About Godfrey, the most important thing he provides is leadership. He needs to step up, and I think he will.