Free Agency or Draft: How Should Each NFL Team Attack Its Biggest Needs?

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Free Agency or Draft: How Should Each NFL Team Attack Its Biggest Needs?
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The former first rounder is now the best free agent.

Every organization in the NFL has its own culture and ways it handles business. The front offices of these clubs all have their own philosophies of how a team should be built as well. Each team believes its ideas will bring a Super Bowl contender.

Some teams will constantly build through the NFL draft like the Green Bay Packers. Other clubs have no problem adding pieces to the team via free agency. Though many people believe the New England Patriots are a draft-built team, in actuality, the Patriots are one of the most active in trading players and signing free agents.

Some NFL teams have more holes than others. Each team has at least four positions that will need to be addressed by the start of the 2013 NFL season. Some teams will address the issues by signing a free agent. Other teams will wait to get that spot filled in the April draft.

Here are the top two needs in my opinion for each NFL squad and how I think they should fix them. Suffice to say, the Kansas City Chiefs took their No. 1 need off the board by trading for Alex Smith.

Will other teams be as aggressive? (If you pay attention, my mock draft is included as well.) is a subscription site and sourced in this article. All starting lineups were sourced from

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