Originally Posted by summerisfunner
Sidney Rice should be our 1st round pick next year
That's the name that came to my mind based on our needs and who would likely be available in the neighborhood of where we end up picking.
I also would have to mention Brohm and Stanton at the QB position but both will probably go higher than where we pick.
I'm thinking we will trade up next year. If JJ gets injured again this year and A Peterson comes out early....look out. I'm also a huge Brady Quinn fan and think he'd be worth about whatever we'd have to give to get him, esp if Romo isn't deemed to be the heir apparent.
It would really be out of character IMO for BP to trade up for a WR but I really think Calvin Johnson is going to be a star in the NFL.
Some real elite talent on the offensive side of the ball to be had next draft. We're going to have to get some of it.
QB- we have about 2 seasons left before we have to have someone new ready to take over
WR- Our top 2 WRs will be 32...going to need some young talent asap
RB- oft injured....hopefully JJ will eliminate our concerns this year though
OT- If Pettiti and Colombo pan out we should be okay at T for a while
OG- Kosier is young, Rivera is ancient and Gurode is probably not reliable
C- AJ HAS to get it done starting this year and put this positional concern to rest
On defense the only 2 potential needs I can foresee are:
1: Passrusher to replace Ellis, but Hatcher, Burnett, and Carpenter very well could be that guy. I think our young guys more than replace Ellis's 8 sacks next season.
2: #3 CB, Glenn is really old, but Reeves may be our dude here
Here's how I outline our needs for next offseason:
1: QB, If we're planning to draft one, he'll need a year to develop, that would give Bledsoe one more year of starting....about right timeline
2: WR, we're too old here and it takes a year or two for a rookie WR to figure it out
3: OG, its make or break time for Peterman and Gurode, otherwise draft yet another G
4: RB, this I rank at 4 right now but it solely dependent upon what JJ does this year, no injuries and this need may evaporate, bad season or more injuries and this may jump to #1 or #2
5: CB, Even if Reeves takes over the #3, we'll still need one more
Hopefully we won't also need a new coach but I think BPs is dwindling fast...
As for players, our defense is pretty set, pretty deep, and very young. I don't think we need any more high draft picks over there. The offense needs a serious youth injection, esp one with first day talent. I do expect that we'll have a good chunk of cap space to sign some guys again so I expect that we'll sign some offensive player next offseason. Could be an OL. Harder to sign another WR though because TO and TG will still demand the #1 and #2 spots. Would be better to draft someone first day and bring them along. So that's my prediction at this point: we will draft a WR in 2007
, probably on the first day.
QB and RB may be options for FA signings. There are almost always a few good ones available....but most of us would prefer to see Brady Quinn and Adrian Peterson. A #4 CB is pretty easy to find FA also.
If ever there was a good time and situation for us to trade way up in the first round to get a QB, RB, or WR, 2007 will be it.