Here is my philosophy for the offseason and I think it is realistic, hopefully it turns out this way.
First things first, I am not a believer in Josh Morgan, I think he is overrated and was somewhat dissappointing, I would look to trade him for 3rd round pick, if we cant then oh well and we wait him out and hopefully he improves.
Davis Bass will be tendered and then traded imo I would say we net a 3rd round pick for him, maybe a 2 but probably a 3rd.
Stephen Neal OG: This allows us to move Chilo to the bench, enough with the hype on this kid, he isnt that good. Guards do not take 2 years to develop, they either get it or they dont
1a. We trade this pick and move into the mid 20's and gain another 2
1b. Earl Thomas or Kyle Wilson: Mayock Likes Both of Them. Period enough said!!! If we feel that we can get better value at Safety in the 2nd round than Kyle Wilson will probably be the pick. Either way we cant go wrong upgrading the secondary early on with the talent available!
1a. Originally traded the 13th pick now in the mid 20's we now select Trent Williams. Call me crazy but I think he will fall due to the fact that he is simply a RT, and a very good one at that. RT will slip we saw it last year and it will happen again. I know everyone sweats Iupati but RT is our biggest concern.
2a. Dexter McCluster: ATHLETE, Speed kills, he can return, catch and recieve. Speed Speed Speed in our Spread Offense. McCloughan will probably pass on him and select a Punter cause IMO he is an idiot, so we are stuck with a crappy GM. Until we get a real one, dont expect to get gamebreakers.
2b. Devin McCourty or Nate Allen depending on what we do in the first round.
3a. Jon Asamoah: Starting LG for the next 10 years. Or if he is gone then Mike Johnson or Zane Beadles.
3b. Baas Trade: depending if we also trade Josh Morgan ( Highly unlikely) Either Best Pass rusher available or best slot Reciever available.
4, 5 , 6, 7 would be BPA the rest of the way.
We address 3 areas on the OL, 1 via FA. Return Game and Secondary along with getting a Home run threat that must be accounted for any time he is on the field in McCluster. Then either a really good slot reciever or another Passrusher.
I dont think we could go wrong and may even really make our team that much better. The OL is the Most Important part of our offseason, but we simply cannot reach and take an OL just for the sake of taking one. Value is very important when drafting because we have holes in our Secondary and in the return game. Again value while still getting quality.
I hope the draft and FA looks something like this!