This seems like an obvious answer at first, but I would argue that Rashad Johnson will have a greater influence on the defense than Wells will on the offense.
Wells will likely split the carries with Hightower this year and will, hopefully, add some explosiveness to the position. I just don't think the team needs him to be that influential right away. We had a great offense last year, so I'm not sure how much he will be pushed.
Johnson on the other hand could have a HUGE impact in our nickel/dime packages next year if he does in fact have the ball hawking ability that I have read about. We gave up so many big plays last year, and many of them happened when we knew the other team would be trying for them (i.e. 2nd/3rd and long situations).
Thoughts? Am I crazy to think RJ will be more valuable in year 1 than Beanie?