1st Mock with Free Agency
Guys we sign back:
Jim Leonard (given injury and he likes Rex, solid starter/backup)
Brodney Poole (will be serviceable and cheap for 1-2 years)
Jamal Westerman (Won't be a market for him)
Aaron Maybin (I think he will stick with Rex)
Patrick Turner (Good development/tall receiver)
Plaxico Burress (Our red zone went from 26th to #1....because of him)
Robert Turner (He can play RT, guard, C )
TE Joel Dreesen (great blocking TE that won't come with a big price tag)
S/CB Dwight Lowery (again, I think he would be great as a S/nickel back)
DE/OLB Matt Roth (Solid, but unspectacular DE/OLB that will come cheaper and provide solid depth)
FS Reggie Nelson (Again, nothing spectacular, but he is a starting FS who has only missed three games in four years.)
K Josh Scobbe/Rian Lindell/Mike Nugent/Connor Barth/Neil Rackers/Phil Dawson. ANYONE but Folk.
Dwayne Bowe : I think we will trade Holmes, but for what...who knows? I think Bowe is expendable because of Jonathan Baldwin, and what we pay him is affordable if we drop Holmes' contract.
MATT FLYNN: This to me is the THE way to go. There are quite a few starters on the market, and Peyton Manning will be joining them. There are 3-4 SOLID first round prospects for QB. Flynn wants a chance to start. He is a cold weather QB. His price will be better than others. He will push Sanchez HARD for playing time. If Sanchez flops, you have a great QB in the wings who can have a contract structured to not cost as much this year. IF Sanchez fails, you have Flynn waiting in the wings and Sanchez' contract next year is affordable to cut.
1st: OLB Melvin Ingram ....he is just too talented and flexible. Rex likes his players to be diverse, and he is the guy.
2nd: Because I do not believe Bobby Massie will be there when we pick, we should move down in the second round. I have checked many mocks, and I believe this guy will be available late in the second.
RB Lamar Miller
3rd: I think we can get an extra third for our dropping in the second. So I would go with one of two guys, depending on where we are in this pick.
WR: Nick Toon OR TE Orson Charles.
4th: SS Brandon Taylor. The youth needed in this area.
5th: OG Ryan Miller
5th COMP PICK: WR Marvin Jones OR TE David Paulson (depending on what happens at the 3rd spot.
6th: FS Danton Lynn. Good development and depth.
6th COMP PICK: OC David Molk. Someone has to be available in case Mangold goes down.
7th: NT T.J. Barnes. Great position to develop a young guy.
7th COMP PICK: P Kyle Marten. We need one