Originally posted by RumorHasIt:
Not really sure how the team gets better in this scenario. Losing Whitner and Boldin both leave huge holes in each unit. The draft doesn't provide any ready talent to replace either of them right now. Fuller is coming off of an injury and Moncreif is more than likely a year away from producing. Danario Alexander has chronic knee problems and shouldn't even be in play for our future.
- Resign Whitner and Boldin. This is feasible through restructures of Gore/Vernon and the release of an aging Carlos Rogers. Boldin may get a one year deal which would free up money in '15 for Crabtree.
- Trade the third from the Titans and our fourth to the Dolphins (19 overall). Take Justin Gilbert with that pick.
- Take Davante Adams with the first second rounder. He is a great red zone target and will take over once Boldin is gone in '15.
Unlikely, but possible scenario with the whole Whitner/Boldin resigning. This would, however, jeopardize the ability to extend kap, crabs, aldon, etc(especially when you consider restructuring even more contracts). I'm somewhat on the fence on Gilbert. He has the atheltiscm to be great, but he needs some time to develop with his lack of technique, hips, footwork. I like Davante Adams but he seems like an exact copy of Crabtree. While he has the tools, I don't see him being more than just a good possession receiver, while we are in need of someone who can stretch the field on the outside.
[ Edited by Timdiz on Feb 5, 2014 at 10:43 PM ]