Take one look at the Cleveland Browns current depth chart, and a couple of positions stand out as being dangerously thin.
When the Browns didn't pursue Ray Mickens, traded Chris Crocker, and waived Michael Lehan, the suddenly found themselves without a lot of depth in the defensive backfield.
Phil Savage continues to use his second-day picks to grab the occasional role-player and build depth as he selected Georgia defensive back DeMario Minter with the team's second pick in the fifth round.
A prospect who has begin to put together a complete game at Georgia, Minter is a terrific athlete who was named an All-Conference selection after his second year as a starter. He had two straight seasons with almost identical numbers, registering 48 tackles and 9 interceptions as a senior after 51 and 10 as a junior.
Minter has the potential to move up and become a starter at some point down the line, and can help fill immediate needs as a nickel back behind Gary Baxter, Leigh Bodden, and Daylon McCutcheon.
Phil Savage acquired seven second-day picks and is clearly using them to fill specific needs on the roster. Like the previous fifth-round pick, Jerome Harrison, the selection of Minter points to a draft plan that combines opportunism with players who have fallen with recognition of immediate needs.