Bryan Bulaga, T: He can start at left tackle and be a main stay for quite a few years, and he does noy break the bank. Makes sense for the Panthers to nab him or Roos.
Knowshon Moreno, RB: He would be an upper echelon number 2 RB, and could easily fill in as a number 1 if Stew went down. He will not be overly expensive coming off injury, and is another signing that just makes sense.
Brandon Tate, Duron Carter and Hakeem Nicks, WR: Tate seems to be coming here per Jeremy, and DG wanted him last year, he will be cheaper, and still have plenty of opportunities to be as successful as his talent suggests. Carter is an interesting prospect who could be coached and reach that huge ceiling he has.
Rahim Moore, S: DG said no more dollar shopping, so here is the big signing of the year. Moore is a spectacular safety and would fit right in the starting slot, he is still young with huge upside and I could easily see him ending up here.
I am sure there will be more guys as well, but this rounds out a pretty solid list. Onto the draft!
Rd 1, Pck 25: Shaq Thompson, LB, WAS: They say build upon your strengths, so why not draft a guy who is in a similar mold to TD? Shaq can cover anyone on the field and plays with instinct and natural athleticism. One of my favorite players in the draft, and he would make our LB core insane.
Rd 2, Pck 57: Jaelen Strong, WR, ARST: It would be a blessing if he fell here, but, with all the great receivers in the draft, you have to feel like there is a chance. Dude is a beast of a wr at 6'3' and would pair well with KB.
Rd 3, Pck 89: DJ Humphries, T/G, FLO: He can play multiple spots on the line and be developed into something more. High ceiling and versatile, just what we need on our line.
Rd 4, Pck 121: Wayne Lyons, CB, STAN: We need depth at CB, and Lyons is a steal in round 4.
Player for player, we match up very well against them.
They have zero pass rush, and we have a mediocre line, I would not expect much pressure from Osi or Kroy.
They have an awful o-line, and their top tackle will not be assigned to Charles Johnson, who is playing like a top five DE the last five weeks.
Their best weapon is Julio Jones, he will be shadowed all game by Josh Norman, who has worked wonders against top receivers.
Their running game is not special, and Kuechly + Star should pretty much eliminate it all together, think, 2.1 ypc.
The Falcons are 1-9 against mobile qbs the last two seasons, they do not have anyone who can spy on a mobile qb, and they cannot create enough separation on the edges to contain them, which means Cam should go nuts.
They are straight awful against teams who are run first and have a physical defense, I can't think of the last physical team they have beat.
All in all, it would be tough to lose this game, if White goes nuts on the other side it could be tough sledding, but either way, I think we win in style.