Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by Gore_21:
It's being discussed in a few threads already but here is what I put:
#3 and/or #4 OLB - Depending on if we keep Parys or not we will need 1 or possibly 2 guys. Who knows what Fleming will bring and Cam seems to have nice size but needs to get stronger. Haggins won't be around next year most likely.
3rd Tackle - We don't want to be shuffling Boone around if he is playing well at G. With Person and Hall gone that leaves Wiggins as the only backup T (ps).
5th CB - Brock could be upgraded or get someone good enough to bump everyone down and make the group that much better.
Backup S - Between Spillman and Robinson not sure we have a reliable backup FS or SS.
FS - Will Goldson re-sign and are they comfortable with Spillman starting?
C - Goodwin could be replaced after this year. Is Kilgore the future at center?
WR - Ginn and Moss would be FAs leaving Manningham, Crabtree, Jenkins and Williams (maybe Palmer if he makes it on PS all yr). If Moss does well and is back then it might not be a concern.
NT - Sopoaga and Ricky Jean-Francois are free agents. Look for us to re-sign at least one of them. Not sure Ian Williams could start. If we re-sign one or the other and Ian is the backup I would be fairly confident and maybe not get a guy until late. ILB - Only if we lose Larry Grant and/or Tavares Gooden to FA Down the list...
DE - Good backups in RJF, Tukuafu and Dobbs but if RJF is starting NT we could use another guy.
TE - Only need a #2 if we lose Walker to FA. Possibly a #3.
1. we drafted two OLBs last year - they'll be ready next year
2. looney's got a good chance at winning the RG spot next year -- dude is going to be a beast, and everyone knows that. Boone goes back to swing tackle
3. yeah, we need another CB in the first three rounds or so. Brown is a FA after 2013 as well.
4. need a safety for sure - whitner is also a FA in 2013.
5. Looney can play Center -- he's been working with Jeremy Newberry to improve his skills in that area.
6. We have no business drafting WRs for a long time.
7. RJF is also a FA
A lot of it depends on who we resign/sign during free agency. Nav, Dashon, Sop, RJF, Grant, Jacobs, Moss, Ginn, Gooden (?), Haggins,
What is our cap space next year with all the FA AB?
Isn't Whitner signed for the 2013 season, thought he had signed a three year deal with us?
#1 on the list is Nav
#2 is Dashon, however, just like this past off season, they will either tag him or let him walk to use the money to resign Nav.
Not knowing anything I would say- Safety, OT (if Boone does good why move him back, instead Looney to back up G and maybe even Kilgore starts and we let our current center walk) DT/NT, MLB, TE
I think they won't go after any OLB (at least not in the first five rounds), WR, RB, G, or QB.
I know people on this board like to draft and have known names and drafted players, but I think guys like Ian, Tukuafu, Dobbs, Celak, and Palmer, are good enough if given the chance to start and contribute in the future. Sometimes, you gotta groom the players like a baseball farm club, especially in this cap era. Especially if you believe you have the coaches who can teach. Something else if you got a guys who can't.