"NO!" to any UT OL....they are labeled soft because from what I've read the UT coaching staff is nice to its players...like the parents who refuse to spank their children. Furthermore, it looks like we don't want a guard who is a monstrosity, but someone who is more agile and can pull...and for the love of all that is good, can passblock. I would expect us to cut Rivera (I hope he retires instead) and sign someone as well as find someone in the mid rounds of the draft.
I think this offseason will be all about getting a passrusher. I could see JJ making a big push for A Thomas if the Ravens let him hit the market. I expect to see someone signed FA and several targeted in the draft. I like Anthony Spencer for one.
I also have a sneaking suspicion that we'll either go after a CB in FA, however we have a TON of money tied up in the secondary already, or we'll use a first day draft pick. I like Aaron Ross of UT, who can also return punts. The bad part is that this year's CB crop isn't so impressive.
Everyone thinks we will go after a backup NT but I'm not so sure. Stanley got back on the roster I believe and coaches said he looked tons better. The guy from Oakland as a FA..maybe...but I don't really see investing a first day pick on that guy since Fergi still has 2-3 good years on his tires AND he's really only a two down player...why invest too much in the backup to a two-down guy?
What I WANT to see is us go after an offensive playmaker....Calvin Johnson, A Peterson (if he declares and drops a little), Dwayne Jarrett (just say NO to Sydney Rice) or maybe a Ted Ginn.
The biggest push will undoubtedly and rightfully be finding another passrusher and I think that will be done via both FA and draft. OL will obviously be #2 on the list IMO. We just can't runblock well. I think we'll use FA money AND draft picks here also.
Of course, its all for naught if we can't find D and O Coord's who are worth spit and get BP to let go of some of the controls. I'm okay with Al Groh on D....BP needs to quit calling the plays on O though too. He's a relic.
Still left to accomplish:
sign OT Winston or G Moore