Note: CBA does NOT get renewed.
Aubrayo Franklin - NT - 1 year deal (franchise)
Barry Sims - OT - 3 year deal
Tony Pashos - OT - 1 year deal
Walt Harris - CB - 1 year deal
Matt Wilhem - LB - 2 year deal
Free Agency -
Stephen Neal - OG - 5 year deal
*Goodbye David Baas, hello Stephen Neal. We'll pay a pretty penny for Neal, but this could be the Justin Smiley type signing that the Dolphins made in order to get into the playoffs.
Reggie Bush - RB - 3 year deal
*Why Reggie Bush? He can return kicks and punts, he provides speed at the position, and he can catch well. Coffee as a "power bacK', we'll have a trio of young and promising players in our backfield. I don't typically buy into the rumors this early in the season, but Bush has been a bust. This is Brees's team now.
NFL Draft -
R1: Russell Okung - OT - Oklahoma State
*With the continued offensive problems the Panthers are having, I think they finish with a worse record compared to teams like the Seahawks. Okung is the best available OT in the draft, and could easily play at LT or RT in the NFL level. With QBs on the rise (Locker, Clausen) and a defensive top heavy first round draft (Suh, Berry, McCoy, etc), Okung could surely fall to the 6-8th spot.
R1: Brandon Graham - DE/LB - Michigan
*While Parys Haralson have been strong in run support this season, he has lacked the pass rushing skills that he showed before earning the contract extension. Could we trade down a few spots and select Hughes? Sure, but we are in a position to draft supreme quality over good quantity. Graham is a much better pro prospect than Hughes.
R2: Terrence Cody - NT - Alabama
*I know...WTF are you talking about GEEK is your reaction right now. Will Cody slip this far? Well, if McCoy declares, there will be about 3-4 DTs ahead of Cody by most analysts perspectives. Just like Alan Branch, I think Cody does slip into the second round. This isn't a pick that will see results immediately. He will eventually replace Franklin at NT. Chad Reuter of NFLDraftScout doesn't have Cody listed in his most recent mock (12/3).
R3: Danario Alexander - WR - Missouri
*If Alexander runs a 4.58-4.6 40 time, I expect him to be available in the 3rd round. He reminds me of Sidney Rice/Marques Colston type WR with great physical dimensions and solid pass catching ability. We lack size at the WR position, and since our top 2 QBs don't have the best accuracy, I think Alexander could develop into a nice 2nd or 3rd WR.
R4: Kurt Coleman - S - Ohio State
*Selected first team All-Big Ten recently. Coleman has playmaking ability and good tackling skills. The only downfall is his height - a bit on the shorter side for a safety.
R5: Chris Hawkins - CB - LSU
*I could see Hawkins turn to a T. Brown type pick. Hawkins isn't anything special, but an all around good quality corner.
R6: Jimmy Graham - TE - Miami
*Excellent dimensions and physical ability. At height of 6-8, he creates drastic mismatches for any defense. Needs to develop blocking ability to become a true TE in the NFL. Former basketball player that reminds people of Antonio Gates.
R7: Bill Stull - QB - Pittsburgh
*Late round developmental pick.
Depth Chart -
QB: Smith/Hill/Davis PS: Stull*
[ Edited by GEEK on Dec 3, 2009 at 16:15:18 ]