If we do sign Hixon or any other receiver from here on, I think that would pretty much seal the faith on a WR in the 1st or 2nd. Base on the moves in FA, its looking like Gettleman is putting us toward to taking a DT at 14.
No, you're not thinking like Gettleman. He's gonna draft BPA regardless. My guess is that he's not comfortable with the WR's as they are, if we don't draft a wideout.
Put it this way, say you're in love with Richardson, Star and Floyd. You're convinced that one of them should be drafted at 14. But when draft day rolls by, something crazy happens (as it always does) and none of them are there when it's our pick. Meanwhile, your highest rated prospect is Tavon Austin and he's sitting right there, ready to be drafted. Are you gonna do something dumb and reach for Kawaan Short or something?
Gettleman said that he'll use FA so we can draft BPA. What does that mean? It means you sign cheap veterans so your positional needs are completely horrible. When most of your positions are at least adequate, you can go ahead and draft the best talent, rather than reach.
My guess is that Gettleman thought the WR situation's pretty bad. If they sign Hixon, they'll be adequate. Will they be awesome? No, they won't. Would that stop them drafting a WR if that guy's the BPA? No they won't. Gettleman's just setting the stage.