IMO, there is very slim chance that the CBA gets renewed. This is going to the the worst free agent class ever. Since we cant improve much in free agency, we must through the coaching staff and the draft. Here is what I propose:
Hire DB coach, Alan Williams, from the Colts and make him Asst. Head coach/ DB coach.
Hire Tim Drevno and Greg Roman from Stanford as O-Line and Asst. O-Line coach.
Trade next years first rounder for a mid 2nd and 4th, much like what the Panthers did last year. To make up for no 1st, we will be able to get a starting caliber FA, or 2, in next years, undoubtedly, more talented FA pool. Then resign, release & draft:
Franklin, Pashos, Sims, Brooks, W. Harris.
1a. CJ Spiller RB/RS Clemson 5'11 200 lbs- Upgrades our ground, air and return game. Home run threat we need. I see him as the next Marshall Faulk. Had over 1,000 yds on the ground and 500 yds through the air in 2009.
1b. M. Iupati OG/T Idaho 6'6 330 lbs- Can play our 2 weakest positions on the O-Line. Will immediatly start at LG or RT.
2a. N. Allen FS South Florida 6'1 205 lbs- A true ballhawk. Move Goldson to SS. Having those players start for us will help out the CB and allow them to be more aggressive.
2b. P. Cox CB/RS OK ST. 6'0 200 lbs- Starting calibur CB who also will be CJ's backup in th return game.
3a. Greg Hardy OLB/PRS MISS 6'4 265 lbs- I see the best value at OLB to be in this round. Someone good will fall.
4a. J. Veldheer OT Hillsdale 6'7 320 lbs- If we play Iupati at LG, Veldheer will be groomed to be the future RT. Very athletic small school project.
4b. S. Virgirl CB VT 5'11 190 lbs- Hudson's replacement who is a better cover corner. Depth.
5. S. Render OG VT 6'3 315 lbs- Depth
6. L. Asante S NEB 6'0 215 lbs- Depth/ST player
7. M. Williams WR SYR 6'2 215 lbs- Had a great sophomore season then quit on his team when he was a junior. Could be a diamond in the rough.
UDFA- Cam Thomas NT N. Carolina 6'3 330lbs, M. Mariani WR/RS Montana 6'0 185
Jeff Cumberland TE ILL 6'4 255 lbs, P. Dillard ILB Neb 6'1 240
OFFENSE ( 25 )
QB- Smith, Davis, Hill
WR- Crabs, Morgan, Jones, Hill, Williams
RB- Gore, Spiller, Coffee, Robinson
FB- Norris or Miller
TE- Davis, Walker
LT- Staley, Sims
OG- Iupati, Rachal, Baas, Render
C - Heitman, Wallace
RT - Pashos, Veldheer
DEFENSE ( 23 )
DE- Soap, Smith, RJF, McDonald
NT- Franklin, Balmer
OLB- Lawson, Brooks, Harrelson, Hardy
ILB- Spikes, Willis, Mckillop
CB- Clements, Spencer, Cox, Brown, Virgil
FS - Allen, Smith
SS - Goldson, Taylor, Asante
ST ( 3 )
P Lee, K Nedney, LS Jennings
ON THE FENCE ( 2 spots available )
Boone, Wragge, Snyder, W. Harris, Briggs and all UDFA/Practice Squad players
NINERS IN 2010!!!!!!