Originally posted by GoFD74:
I can possibly see a trade up for someone like Berry or Okung, but really can't see us trading back and stockpiling picks. If the new CBA doesn't get done and some of our vets are only RFAs (like Baas), that will leave us with very few starting jobs open next year.
Even more so, if we tag Franklin and re-sign guys like Spikes, Bly and Sims (and none would be overly expensive), and keep Clements (which is EXTREMELY likely) we'll have pretty good depth in most areas. And that's if we don't sign any outside free agents.
At that point, RT would be the only clearly open position, with depth really needed at ILB, safety, 5th WR (special teams) and maybe OLB. The rest seem to be more luxury picks.
QB depth: Smith, Davis, Hill
RB/FB depth: Gore, Coffee, Robinson, Norris, Miller
WR depth: Crabtree, Morgan, Jones, Hill (1 more needed)
C/OG depth: Heitmann, Wallace, Rachal, Baas, Wragge (1 more needed to eventually replace Baas)
OT depth: Staley, Snyder, Sims, Boone (RT starter needed)
TE depth: Davis, Walker, Finley
D-line depth: Franklin, JSmith, McDonald, Balmer, Sopoaga, RJF, Mitchell
OLB depth: Lawson, Haralson, Brooks, Briggs (1 more needed for competition)
ILB depth: Willis, Spikes, McKillop (1 more needed)
CB depth: Clements, Spencer, Brown, Bly, Hudson (1 more needed for competition)
Safety depth: Goldson, Lewis, RSmith, Taylor (possible starting SS needed)
So we probably have 7 roster spots open with realistically only 1 starting role available (RT) and maybe a starting SS (though a rookie isn't likely to start over Lewis)...and right now, we already have 8 picks (and possibly 1-2 more with comp picks).
In other words, I don't see us stockpiling picks and filling our roster with warm bodies like we had to in the past.
If we move up it has to be for Berry. Actually if we traded a 1st and 2nd...trading back with our other 1st would be wise to re-pickup another 2nd. Maybe we can screw somebody and offer a 1st and 3rd.