2021 Draft / FA Signing / Trades
RD 1, Pick 8: CB Jaycee Horn.
RD 2, Pick 59: WR Terrace Marshall Jr.
RD 3, Pick 70: OT Brady Christensen.
RD 4, Pick 83: TE Tommy Tremble.
RD 4, Pick 126: RB Chuba Hubbard.
RD 5, Pick 158: DL Daviyon Nixon.
RD 5, Pick 166: CB Keith Taylor Jr.
FA Signings that year:
Reddick- HOME RUN signing, wish we could have resigned
AJ Bouye- JAG
Erving- JAG and should have NEVER been the LT starter
Elflien- serviceable at best C
Fox- wish we could have resigned him, he was a high motor guy
Arnold- we traded him for CJ Henderson, wish we would have kept him. We need a pass catching TE BADLY
DaQuan Jones- serviceable DT
Luvu- FA signing that has blossomed
Darius Clark- Who?
David Moore- Who?
Micah Simon- Who?
Traded for Gilmore- while extremely talented, would NOT have traded for him, we were not "one player away" from competing
Resigned Jackson / Thomas- could maybe understand resigning Jackson but Thomas needed to walk
I screamed to the top of my lungs wanting Micah Parsons at #8 but Horn is a top 3 NFL CB WHEN healthy. TMJ is still an enigma, we'll see how he fares with a true offensive coach. Christensen is SOLID, Tremble is JAG at the moment but can develop.
OT Ickey Ekwonu (No. 6 overall)- EXCELLENT PICK
QB Matt Corral (No. 94 overall)- Too early to tell
LB Brandon Smith (No. 120 overall)- will be a contributor to the team
Edge Amaré Barno (No. 189 overall)- WHO?
OG Cade Mays (No. 199 overall)- great swing lineman
CB Kalon Barnes (No. 242 overall)- WHO?
Bozeman- Top 3 C in the NFL, HUGE Signing
Corbett- Incredible guard, excellent signing
Foreman- fantastic signing
Hekker- Top 3 P in the league
Ioannidis- great contributor
Woods- solid signing
Traded CMC for 2,3,4,5- great trade for a draft depleted team looking to rebuild
It is still a work in progress but just off the body of work of 2022 over 2021, Fitterer is IMPROVING in my opinion. In 1 offseason he literally retooled the O-line from one of the worst units to possible a top 5 unit with depth between draft and FA signings. To me his big "misses" were not trading Burns but the team must have him in way higher regards then most of us do, resigning Thomas, letting Reddick walk (was not going to commit to two mega DE deals) and trading capital for Gilmore (it was a 6th so you can't be that upset about it)
Keeping Fitt and Morgan as a unit together will be imperative as this franchise tries to find its identity once again and become competitive.
Scott Fitterer's biggest enemy is Mr. Teppah who is basically a hybrid of Jerry Jones, Daniel Snyder, Terry Pegula. The Mr. Teppah Entertainment who is now a soccer mogul, real estate mogul, coaching hire expert, draft expert, NFL expert, hedge fund expert (this one is actually true). He has to be able to tell David and Nicole Teppah to write the checks and GOMD so that he and Morgan can get poo done.