So unbelievable how well this team is built. We just gotta re-sign a few of our own key guys and trust Baalke to do his thing in the draft and we should be at least as good or better next year. I wouldn't mind not signing a single player from another team. I'd love it if our roster looked a little something like this next year:
QB (3)- Smith, Kap, Tolzien/late pick
HB (3)- Gore, Hunter, Dixon
FB (1)- Miller
WR (5)- Crab, Morgan, 1st rounder, Williams, Ginn
TE (3)- VD, Walker, Byham/3rd day pick
OL (10)- Staley, Iupati, Goodwin, Snyder, Davis, Boone, Kilgore, Person, 2nd and 4th round picks (a guard and a center)
DL (7)- J. Smith, Ice, RayMac, RJF, Dobbs, Tukuafu, Williams
LB (8)- Haralson, Willis, Bowman, 3rd round pick OLB, A. Smith, Costanzo, Grant, Gooden
CB (5)- same 5 or 3rd day picks replacing Spencer and/or Brock
S (5)- Goldson, Whitner, Smith, Spillman, Jones
K (1)- Akers
P (1)- Lee
LS (1)- Jennings
IMO, the only real tough decision to make (barring Rogers or Goldson being completely unreasonable in their contract demands, which I guess especially with Goldson you have to worry about with Rosenhaus being his agent) next year is on what the deal is at OLB. Do we re-sign Brooks? Does Aldon start at OLB or does he stay in his current role for at least another year? And if he does start, is it instead of Haralson, or instead of Brooks, who wouldn't be re-signed? If he isn't re-signed, do we draft an OLB fairly high to start? My tentative guess is that another 3-4 team that could use an OLB will see how great our D was this year, see his 7 sacks, and overpay him. But there are a lot of scenarios. Could be Haralson and Brooks starting again, could be Haralson and Smith, could be Brooks and Smith, could be Haralson and a rookie.
But this could all be thrown out of whack if we lose Rogers and/or Goldson. I assume Ginn and Morgan should be easy to bring back. Am I missing anyone? Are any other key pieces free agents?