KRUNKuno Posted February 3, 2012 Share Posted February 3, 2012 A couple of changes for v3...According to Pat Yasinskas we are at $96.1 mil. It has been said that the salary cap next year will probably not change from $120.4 mil, but there are also rumblings that it will possibly go up. This year also includes 3 $500,000 exceptions totaling an extra $1.5 mil towards cap room. I will use a $122 mil cap for this mock meaning we would have around $26 mil of free cap space to work with in signing players.Cut/ Let GoBrent Grimes (I'd rather not be handcuffed to a 29 year-old, 5'8'' corner. Think Antoine Winfield)Thomas Decoud (Need I explain?)Harry Douglas (Thanking him for his time here, but let him go in a different direction)Kroy Biermann (He'll probably want to test his hand somewhere else for more money. He'll get it too)Mike Peterson (Will probably retire)Brett Romberg (Meh)Eric Weems (Is an ace on special teams coverage, but return ability is suspect)Jason Snelling (Very, very serviceable but he'll look for more money elsewhere)Reggie Kelly (Old, waste of depth chart space)Sam Baker (Need I explain?)Kelvin Hayden (Injury prone)Chris Redman (Old. New offensive system means we're not entitled to bring him back)Restructuring ContractsDunta Robinson makes $6 mil this year with $5 mil guaranteed. The least he could do is give us $1 mil back.Jonathon Babineaux makes $4.1 mil this year, but his contract includes $8 mil in bonuses. I would estimate that we could get about $2 mil back depending on whether he has lived up to some of that bonus money yet.+3 mil => $29 mil cap spaceRe-signCurtis Lofton (He's our defensive captain. He'll want to stay here, and we want him here)...6 milJames Sanders (Quality safety depth and possible starter)...2 milTodd McClure (Leader of the oline, but is getting old. He'll come back cheap)...1 mil-9 mil => $20 mil cap spaceNext, we have to keep Abe unless he asks for a unreasonable deal. If we cannot work out a contract with him, let him walk. In this case we need to go HARD at Mario Williams. For the sake of less confusion, I will say that we do acquire Williams through free agency. The signing of Mario Williams will be our quasi-first round pick.-12 mil => $8 mil cap spaceOther Free Agent Pick-upsCB, Terrell Thomas (Big corner. Coming off ACL injury. Could get him cheap)...3 milDT, Shaun Rogers (Big body to shut down the run. Him occupying 2 defenders let's Bab's do his thing. Corey Peters comes in fresh)...2 mil-5 mil => $3 mil cap spaceThe Draft2nd Round, Kevin Zeitler OG, Wisconsin, 6'4'' 315lbs- Zeitler is a breast on the line. This guy has nothing but upside. He absolutely MAULS in the run game, and can anchor extremely well in the pass game. He's a cerebral player, and just has an outstanding feel of paving the way for the run game and protecting the quarterback.3rd Round, Antonio Allen S, South Carolina, 6'2'' 205lbs- With Mike Nolan and Mike Smith saying they want to run more hybrid defenses, Antonio Allen fits the bill as to inserting a hybrid player that brings the defense all together. He's a safety with quality safety speed and agility, but has the toughness of a linebacker. He played the hybrid SPUR position at South Carolina and thrived there. My intentions are to put William Moore at FS where he can roam the field and reduce injury, and play Allen at the SS/Hybrid position. 5th Round, Tyler Nielsen LB, Iowa, 6'3'' 235lbs- He's a lunch pail, slobber-knocker type of linebacker, but has outstanding speed and coverage skills. Nielsen is flying under the radar a bit. He had a neck injury that seemed pretty serious a year ago, but bounced back in full force. Nielsen will run in the low 4.6's at the combine which may see his draft status skyrocket. He has to show that he is truly healthy, however. From what I've seen and researched, I cannot tell you why his status is currently at mid-round level. Lots of upside here. 5th Round, Devon Wylie WR, Fresno State, 5'9'' 185lbs (Compensatory-Michael Koenen)- Pat Hill will have something to do with this. Devon Wylie is a lightning rod. People often throw the name 'Wes Welker' out there for any shifty player they see. This guy, I kid you not, IS Wes Welker. He's decisive in his cuts, jukes and route running. Not to mention he's going to run a 4.3 at the combine. His only issue is injuries. Last season was his first real injury free season. He's tough, but just needs to find a way to stay healthy. He can come in right away and be our return man. 6th Round, Jacquies Smith DE, Missouri, 6'3'' 255lbs- Smith is a leader of his team and a playmaker. He's a bit stiff in his motions and missed games this year with a minor injury. He's a baller nonetheless. Extremely versatile.7th Round, Chase Ford TE, Miami, 6'6'' 260lbs- Has outstanding hands, but lacks speed. He's a hard worker and a reliable target. I'm not looking at him as our TE of the future. Michael Palmer is still very underrated and under-used in our offense, and I believe he can actually be something in this league if he can stay healthy. Ford, however, is a project TE. We might could get a diamond in the rough here.-3 mil => CAP SPACE MAXEDDepth Chart (53/53)QB- Matt Ryan, JPWRB- Turner, Quizz, Smith, NanceFB- Mughelli, CoxWR- Roddy, Julio, Meier, Wylie, ConeLT- Svitek, JacksonLG- Blalock, Johnson C- McClure, HawleyRG- Zeitler, HawleyRT- Clabo, ReynoldsTE- Tony Gonzalez, Palmer, FordRE- Mario Williams, SidburyDT- Babs, Shaun Rogers, Corey Peters, Vance WalkerLE- Ray Edwards, Jacquies Smith, Cliff MatthewsLB- Lofton, Spoon, Nicholas, Dent, Nielsen, Adkins, JamesCB- Robinson, Thomas, Owens, Franks, WallsSS- Antonio Allen, SchillingerFS- William Moore, James SandersST- Bosher, Bryant, Zelenka2013 NFL Draft1st round, Tyler Eifert TE, Notre Dame 6'5'' 255lbs Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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