It’s way too early to do this. Not knowing draft order, college injuries, free agency fallout, combine drop-offs, pre-draft arrests, and freakish out-of-nowhere risers, it’s impossible to gauge next seasons roster changes.
But for fun, I can see one of two distinct “directions” to take the team:
(The First) If we sign a big money FA QB (i.e., Cousins)
1. OT, Mike McGlinchey. (play him at RT for his first season or two, or move Beachum there).
2a. OC/OG, Billy Price. (2006 all over again, tackle/center...but if we’re going to invest 15% of our cap space into the QB position, let’s protect him).
2b. WR, Auden Tate. Give Cousins another big-bodied target to pair w Enunwa on the outside...make that investment in Cousins look like a really good decision.
(The Second) we draft our FQB
1. QB, Baker Mayfield. He’s too Brees-like & Jamal Adamsly for this front office to pass on.
2a. OC/OG, Billy Price. Wesley Johnson is the biggest liability on our entire offense, regardless of who plays UNDER center, we need to upgrade his snapper.
2b. WR, Auden Tate. So, the only real difference between scenario 1 & 2, is the first pick. I like Tate’s size & body control. Plus, I still anticipate having Kearse & Anderson on the field as we transition to an almost exclusive 3 and 4 WR set offense.
Tate is our new bmarsh. We need the 2015 bmarsh back.
With our other picks we need to draft another QB flier.