Let Go: Sop, Goldson, Ted Ginn
FA: Richard Seymour, Cary Williams
1 - Jonathan Hankins NT - He's quick, he's powerful, he's big. Collapses pockets, brilliant against the run which we struggled on last season, also can require double teams which free's up the rest of the line. Huge upgrade on Sop
2a - Zachary Ertz TE - Redzone, Redzone Redzone. With Ertz we'd have the biggest mismatch of Tight Ends in football. Nobody would be able to deal with us on offense, Davis, Ertz and Walker. I'd keep Walker because he's useful as he's a utility man can play as receiver, fullback, tight end etc. If the salary cap is maxed then by all means he'd have to be cut him but these three could be our goldmine
2b - Da'Rick Rodgers WR - Tall wide receiver, who will do well with YAC. Tough to bring down and has a huge upside. Would be a 1st rounder if not for off field problems but we're willing to take a gamble as we have already got a TE and we're aiming for a 2nd receiver later on.
3a - Baccari Rambo FS (predicting that Phillip Thomas has already gone)
Ok, yes I would prefer Thomas and I would prefer if Goldson stayed but s**t happens. Rambo is a solid enough FS with huge upside, as long as our D-Line and pass rush steps up the secondary should perform much better.
3b Trade for 3rd next year and 4th this year
Don't need this one, lets get an extra pick next year, add a 7th rounder and see if we can manage a 2 to a short term thinking team.
4a - William Gholston DE
I think at this point he'll be best player available. He doesn't need to be an immediate starter but can come in on certain plays and Tomsula could probably make this guy an absolute beast in the NFL.
4b - Ace Saunders WR
Saunders is a a very fast small deep threat who'll gain plenty of space in the backfield. His acceleration is phenomenal. This is kind of a nice little present for Kap.
Also plays as a punt returner so we've replaced Ginn as well.
4c - Marcus Lattimore - RB
If he recovers well enough from his injury then he's Gores replacement for the next 6/7 years. Upside is tremendous as is with most before him. He'll be on IR for a year so he can get a lot of work done in the classroom.
5 - Cornelius Washington - DE
Very good choice for depth on D-Line. He's got 34" arms and is very good at extending blockers. Long term project ideally and if Gholston doesn't make it we have drafted a backup that could.
5b - Dustin Hopkins - K
Akers was atrocious, this is best kicker on the board.
6a - Nickel Robey - CB
Physical corner that adds to depth to much needed secondary. However he short at 5'7 he makes up for it in hard hits. Can help out on Special teams and get that back to where it should be.
6b - Earl Wolffe - SS
Solid safety, another who hits very hard and is a physical specimen. Again more depth to the secondary and special teams player.
7a - Rashard Hall - FS
Good tackler but again add to special teams and get that improved as best we can.
7b - Traded as part of 3a
7c - Travis Long OLB
Could end up on PS otherwise I'm happy trading this pick as well for next year
I mean just think about our Offense setup and trying to defend against it. Crabtree, Davis, Ertz and Rogers with Gore and Kap in the running game. Then just put Sanders in for the extra deep threat if and when needed. It's freakin scary.
[ Edited by smithc28 on Mar 3, 2013 at 2:06 PM ]