I'm not saying we shouldn't try to upgrade the position, but considering how much money we have tied into our running back system we have pretty much no choice but to retain them this season. I think we could address the DT position and shore up the Oline with that money and we would see better results than a better number 2 WR - mostly because the 2nd WR position isn't currently a liability with LaFell,
I'm all for finding a diamond in the rough in the draft though .
We have some tough decisions to make, no doubt. It may not be as bleak as some are making it out to be, so we need to see what the offseason brings.
Keep in mind, we have about $23 million or so tied up in two guys (Gross and Gamble). Depending on how our draft position looks, my guess is we bite the bullet and ditch Gamble and restructure Gross. We then have to make decisions not just at running back, but also with guys like Beason, Godfrey and perhaps Anderson.
As far as Beason, this is Luke's defense now. It is probably in everyone's best interest if we can find a way to move Jon. I know he's a great guy and a fan favorite, but remember it's a business first and foremost.
The point is, we will probably have a modest amount to sign a mid-range FA or two once all the dust settles. Could be a RG, could be a WR, or it could be a replacement for Ron Edwards. If we think there is a great WR available in the draft at our spot, we could go that way. Same for any of our other positions of need.
It should give us plenty to talk about.