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Ouch, what a yr? Below is how things would progress if I were in charge. I also attached a link of where I got some of my data.
Step 1: Re-Signings -
a) Rob Bironas - At some point we might want to part ways with "My Bironas." Could this by the yr? I could go either way. Sign him for another 3-4 yrs or let him go, I'd be ok with either way this off-season.
b) Fernando Velasco - Fernando "The Bull" played worthy of contract renewal this yr. Thank goodness. Now we only need 2 more interior line starters rather than 3.
c) Jared Cook - Sign him, but I wouldn't pay top dollar. If he demands top money, let him walk.
d) Darius Reynaud - good returner, veteran RB depth.....sign him
e) SenDerrick Marks - If he comes cheap then re-sign, otherwise let him go.
Step 2: Free Agents
a) DT - We need some depth especially if we lose Marks. Some guy like Glenn Dorsey (Chiefs) may be decent options. He was the 5th overall pick in '08. Thus far he's been a bust, but he's also been playing in a 3-4 system that he's not suited for. He could be a nice replacement for Marks if he's let go. We don't need to spend a ton.
b) DE - We need depth and talent. Osi Umenyiora is a FA, for example. I would love to spend some money here to pick up a nice veteran who still has some gas left in the tank.
c) C/G - Get another really nice veteran starter and another guy or so for depth.
d) S - see DE.
Step 3: Draft
a) Rd 1 - Jarvis Jones - SLB, Demontre Moore DE, Manti Te'o LB, Bjoern Werner DE, DeMarcus Milliner CB, Barkevious Mingo DE. One of these guys should be there at pick #10. Take the BPA of these.
b) Rd 2 - Johnathan Cooper C/G, Barrett Jones OL, Marcus Hunt DL, Xavier Rhodes CB, Dallas Thomas OL, Eric Reid S, TJ McDonald S, Jordan Poyer CB. Take the BPA considering first rd choice.
c) Rd 3 - Desmond Trufant CB, Larry Warford G, Corey Lemonier DE, Travis Frederick G/C, Tank Carradine DE (a first round talent, but tore ACL in Nov....could fall further), Alvin Bailey G, Tyrann Mathieu CB, Bacarri Rambo S, William Gholston DL, Brandon Jenkins DE, Robert Lester S, Khaled Holmes C. Take the BPA considering first choices.
d) Take the BPA remainder of draft.
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