Originally Posted by theranchsucks
Here is $10 million. This is for strictly FA, don't worry about the draft. To create this money we restructured contracts and cut ties with Spears, Connors, Free. We also let Spencer, Jenkins, Jones, Ogletree walk.
Show me how you would spend that money on your free agents to have this team ready for the draft.
I would try and extend Spencer (our own FA).
But otherwise, I'd look to bring in a 1 quality OG, and move Bern to OC to compete against Costa. Also, I'd look to bring in a 3rd WR on the cheap and a rotational RB (perhaps Ivory from the Saints as they may not be able to keep him and their other 3 RBs).
Since you're assuming we cut Connor, I would look to extend Sims and bring in 1 more OLB.
I'd then be able to focus the Draft on more DL, Safety, and OL. In fact, I may go that way in the Draft. I would use Day 3 picks on adding a 3rd RB, a 3rd TE (with blocking skills to complement Witten and Hanna), and OLB.
I think this team could really use an extra 3rd or 4th rounder for depth purposes - whether it's on the OL, LB, etc. I would see if I could engineer a trade down a few spots in Round 1, unless someone I really liked fell, and pick up that extra draft pick.