At WR we basically have Smitty and McNutt. Goodbye LaFell and with Hixon/Ginn, they're both toss-ups. Basically, we need receivers. RT is a big area to improve along with CB and DE if we don't re-sign Hardy. Those are the givens.
Mike Mitchell (adequate 3-yr)
Jordan Gross (1-yr)
Travelle Wharton (1-yr)
Ted Ginn Jr. (inexpensive 3-yr)
Disclaimer--I do not like the FA tackles and don't really see any outside our own being good fits that aren't way down on a lot of fa lists.
*Corey Wootton DE – Stepped up this past season and given a likely defensive makeover happening in Chicago, he could be a good pickup at 26 y/o.
*Alterraun Verner CB – One of the better CBs in the league and would work here. Since we don't re-sign Hardy, I wanna fill WR needs via draft so we definitely would have the cash for Verner.
1 - Morgan Moses - OT UVA
A huge and versatile UVA lineman who's started since his freshman year? Mark him down. He's a plug and play at RT and an instant improvement over Byron Bell who can become decent depth. Moses played some RG early on even though he's strictly a tackle. I would REALLY like A. Robinson or Beckham Jr. but think Moses brings a lot of value to the table if available.
2 - Davante Adams - WR Fresno State
Don't overlook Adams. I say Matthews, Landry, Beckham, Robinson and Cooks are gone by this pick but Adams is totally worth a 2nd rounder. He is a deep threat and great red zone talent; has good hands and an overall physical receiver. Needs to work on some stuff but he's still an immediate impact type. I'd actually take him over Cooks and Landry.
3 - Stanley Jean-Baptiste - CB Nebraska
Nebraska produces some darn good corners. He’s turned some heads, is 6'3 and a good all-around prospect. Could go higher but I like him here if available.
4 - Kenny Ladler - FS Vanderbilt
Keep beefing up the secondary.
5 – Richard Rodgers – TE California
I’ve seen him projected lower but think he’s going to rise through the draft process and I’d love to get him. I watched Cal a bit this past year and think he has great potential. Really dynamic and explosive for a TE.
6 – Tracy Moore – WR OK State
This guy was a shadow behind Blackmon and Dez Bryant when he came to OK State but I think possesses some great talent. Reminds me A LOT of Jarrett Boykin.
7 – Zack Kerr – DT Delaware
I’ll admit I don’t know much on this guy but it’s a late round flier.