etherdome Posted December 27, 2015 Share Posted December 27, 2015 (edited) It's too early to say much about what we will do, but that won't stop me. I believe that everyone in the FO and coaching staff will return for at least one more year. Having said that, here is my suggestion for a successful off season. Cap Casualities: Paul Soliai, William Moore, Brooks Reed, Devin Hester, and Matt Bryant. Keepers: Schofield, Durrant, Schaefer, Clayborn, Graham Free Agent targets: (I am trying to keep this realistic) Vinny Curry- a true pass rusher that should fit into the LEO position very well. He is a classic 4-3 DE but he has performed pretty well as a 3-4 OLB. Ben Jones-- A solid, young Center with experience in the ZBS. Brandon Brooks--The ZBS requires that its OL's play in perfect collaboration. It takes time to develop that kind of harmony. Fortunately, Brooks has played very well next to Ben Jones. Brooks is a health gamble: he has had recurrent stomach ailments that need to be investigated. Still, he could be the right guy to plug into the RG position. Ben Jones--Brooks' team mate. He has experience in a ZBS system and is certainly an upgrade from Person. Draft: 1. A'Shawn Robinson. I keep repeating this first round pick and I see no reason to stop. This guy is a foundation player. With both Soliai and Jackson off the projected roster, it makes sense to draft the best DT in college. I believe that he will be the best defender on the board. This guy has the size, strength, smarts and work ethic to become a pro-bowler in two seasons. 2. Su'a Cravens. This guy could get drafted in the first round, but I think that miraculously he will drop into our laps. He hits like a truck and is savvy. I think he can start very early for us. 3. Deion Jones. I really think that this guy will get forgotten come draft day. He is not flashy but he is smart, covers very well and tackles with great form. I would keep Durrant, but I want Jones to develop behind him. 4. Tajae Sharpe. We have Julio and we have Hardy. We need another big-bodied WR to do the dirty work. Sharpe is that kind of player. This kid runs routes OK, but works hard to improve in that area. His catching ability is not questioned. He won't pay off quickly, but he could be a major future target for Matt. From this draft, I see two immediate starters: Robinson and Cravens. The other two will take some time to develop, but I am confident that they will become solid starters in two seasons. Did I cover all needs? No, but I think that I got good value for every pick and free agent acquisition. With the above plan, I think that we will have enough cap space to add one or two more veterans in the summer. Edited January 2, 2016 by etherdome Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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