FA: Unfortinatly without a new CBA it'll be slim pickings this year. I believe taking care of some inhouse players is more of the priority. I would really be surprised to see any big FA splash. I'd like to see what other guards are out there. Mankins will be a RFA and I hear will tender a 1st rd pick. For that I say no thanks. I'll update this mock when I have a better feel of the FA's that'll be available. I'd love to hear everyone's thoughts!
TAG: Aurbio Franklin: He had a great year and was pro bowl worthy IMO. Let's see if he can do it again before we sign the mulit-year deal.
David Baas: He brings depth and we won't be sure how the draft will go.
Amhad Brooks: One of the big bright spots at the end of the season. Let's see how he does next year before calling him the mesiah.
Marcus Hudson: Probably won't get a lot of attention. Seems to be developing. Another guy who will be cheap to tender and can make a decision on next season.
Draft: RDS 1-3
This is assuming there is a traditional run on OT's. Okung, Campbell, and Davis are gone. I think it's a good chance Haden will be gone by #13.
1a. C.J. Spiller, RB: Seems like a human highlight reel. Change of pace back with amazing KR/PR abilities and his speed kills. Also displays great hands and can line up in the slot. Could bring some of the explosivness our offense is missing.
1b. Bryan Bulaga, OT: Just declared for the draft. The more I read and see of him the more I like him. Physical, aggressive, good laterial quickness, uses hands well, and has good size, 6'6" 315lbs. Developing in run blocking and has quickness/strength to reach second level and keeps good balance. Starting RT from day 1!
Here's an article. A little old but still good.
2. Reshad Jones, SS: Good speed, size, and hands to give a much needed boost to our secondary. Can also lay the wood! We now have our replacement for M. Lewis.
3. Mike Johnson, OG: There's are some "sexy" choices in this draft that could easliy make Mike Johnson fall to us. IMO this would be a steal. A verstile linemen who can play either guard position and filled in at LT. Could make a great LG at the NFL level. A great run blocker but will need to develop in pass protection. Will contribute from day 1.
As the senior bowl and combine comes and passes I will definately update. Let me know what you guys think.