I hope we draft a RB in this years draft. Be stupid not it, considering how deep it is at that position. Could pick one up in the 5th or 6th if we can get a comp pick or two. David Cobb, Josh Robinson, Matt Jones are some of the guys I've had my eyes on for potential candidates in the late rounds.
Release/Cut: D. Williams, Greg Hardy, Colin Cole, Joe Webb, Ed Dickson, Garry Williams, Ben Jacobs, James Dockery, Brenton Bersin, Ritchie Brockel, Nate Chandler, Edmund Kugbila, D. Presley, Frank Velasco, Mike Tolbert, Kyle Love, Tomas Decoud, Roman Harper, Graham Gano, and Kevin Reddick.
Resign: Byron Bell, Dwan Edwards, Chase Blackburn, Fozzy Whittaker, Brian Folkerts, and Chris Scott
Dawan Laundry - Safety
Solid safety, provides experience and depth. Short term deal while we let our younger guys gain the experience that's needed to take over full-time.
Patrick Dimarco - FB
Tolbert is gone, Dimarco could be a cheap replacement. He's a solid blocker and receiver.
Cecil Shorts - WR
Brandon Tate - WR
Both Tate and Shorts are becoming buried under the depth chart from either better receivers or by young receivers. They're decent quality guys who provides experience and depth.
Round 1 - Ereck Flowers, OT, Miami
Yes, I'm saying we snag Flowers in the first round. I have a good feeling he falls to us and we quickly grab him. Day 1 starter at LT.
Round 2 - Owamagbe Odighizuwa, DE, UCLA
Wide receivers seems to be fairly deep in this year's draft, which is why we grab a DE in the 2nd. With Hardy and most likely Alexander gone, we need some bodies at DE, and I don't see GM going after any in the FA. Owamagbe is a solid pass rusher with good size. If he pans out, he could be Charles Johnson's replacement.
Round 3 - Justin Hardy, WR, East Carolina
One word, STUD. I just hope he there's in the 3rd.
Round 4 - Damarious Randall, FS, Arizona St
No need to go into depth about the guy, will be a very good safety in the next level, Solid tackler.
Round 5 - Austin Shepherd, OT, Alabama
Yup, we double dip at OT in this year's draft, 1 LT and 1 RT. I see us double dipping at tackle because I don't seeing GM going after any tackles in the FA mainly because all the good one's will either be out of our price range or will resign with their current team. Shepperd's draft stock is slowly rising. Was originally projected to be a 7th rounder or go undrafted, but now is projected to be a 5th round pick.
Round 6 (Comp) - Chucky Hunter, DT, TCU
I think we get at least 1 comp pick this year and my guess it will be in the 6th round. I think we pick up a DT with this pick. Solid DT, good stats, good size. Will play in the two deep and will be Colin Cole's replacement this year. I think we grab another DT from next year's draft, which will be Dwan Edwards replacement. Time to replenish the d-line with some younger bodies.
Round 6 - Damain Swann, CB Georgia
A VERY underrated corner. My only concern is people are going to start seeing this and his draft stock with rise and we may miss out.
Round 7 - Xzavier Dickson, LB, Alabama
Monster of a LB, probably have a limited role in 2015 since he'll need some time to make the transition from college to pro. But I have this guy being Thomas Davis' replacement.
Undrafted Free Agents Potential Players:
I think the most important position here would be a kicker, since I have us letting Gano go.
Potential players and positions:
Kicker - Kyle Brindza, Notre Dame
RB - Marlin Lane, Tennessee (Overrated guy, good size, skills overlooked because of Jalen Hurd taking most of the snaps)
TE - Rory Anderson, South Carolina (Had a VERY good early career, but took a step back, and battled injuries his senior year)
WR - Damiere Byrd (World class speed and a deep ball threat) Look up his plays on YouTube and he's projected to go undrafted. Could be a steal and would make an excellent slot receiver.
2015 Projected Depth Chart:
QB - Cam Newton/Derek Anderson
RB - Jonathan Stewart/ /Fozzy Whittaker/Darrin Reaves
FB - Patrick Dimarco
TE - Greg Olsen /Brandon Williams
WR - Kelvin Benjamin/Philly Brown
WR - Jerricho Cotchery/Justin Hardy
WR - Cecil Shorts/Brandon Tate
LT - Ereck Flowers/Bryon Bell
LG - Andre Norwell/Amini Silatolu
C - Ryan Kalil/Brian Folkerts
RG - Trai Turner/Chris Scott
RT - Mike Remmers/Austin Shepperd
DE - Charles Johnson/Mario Addison/Owamagbe Odighizuwa
A guy we have a very realistic chance of getting that has been just beasting it lately, Tevin Coleman from Indiana. Not sure if he's been mentioned before, but I really would love for us to grab him in the third.