Well ... I guess it is never too early to start thinking of next year's draft. With interesting prospects coming out in positions where we have holes, this could be a stellar draft with day 1 starters ... that assumes there are no more DEs on the board for DG to draft.
Assuming we draft in the top 10, the following could be on the board for rds 1 & 2. Who do you take?
OT - Andrus Peat
OT- Cedric Ogbuehi
WR - Amari Cooper
S - Landon Collins
OT - Ereck Flowers
RB - Melvin Gordon
WR - Rashad Greene
CB - Jalen Collins
S - Kurtis Drummond
IMO ... as much as I would love to see Amari in a Panthers uniform across from KB and Collins would give us a presence we haven't had in years, there is no way we skip on grabbing the top OT available. Its doubtful that DG finds Gross' replacement in free agency again and he will be run out of town if he doesn't address the position. Scherff is likely gone so its Peat or Ogbuehi. Honestly, I haven't done a lot of digging on Cedric yet but I like what I have seen from Peat. RD1 - Peat
RD 2 is a tough one. Thinking out loud .... Another OT (especially like Flowers) gives us great competition and likely solves the O-line problem as Chandler can go back to OG and compete with Amini and Turner. Stewart and Williams days are numbered due to their contracts but we can't spend more money on that position and there are plenty of serviceable RBs. A quality WR, CB or S would provide immediate help. Cam needs more weapons. .... If we don't pickup a decent RT in free agency, I think we have to double-dip and go OT again ... Flowers.
DG did it with DTs, do you think we double-dip again with OTs? I know the best player available lecture ... blah, blah blah. This year, he takes best player available at one of our many needs.