No way DEN lets Clady get to FA and Long will get franchised. The one we need to be hoping gets to FA is Branden Albert of the Chiefs.
Then draft like this
RD1- Barrett Jones OL Alabama
RD2- Kevin Reddick MLB North Carolina
RD4- Omoregie Uzzi G Georgia Tech
RD5- Philip Lutzenkirchen TE Auburn
RD6- Johnny Adams CB Michigan State
I don't agree about about Albert. He has improve every year and the Chief are likely to take a QB #1, so they will want to keep Albert to protect their franchise QB and they don't have a LT on the roster to replace him.
Lastly, I don't agree about Long. Of the three, he seams the most likely. The Dolphins already have a LT on a rookie contract that could replace him, who also fits their OL scheme better. Long is having a down year, but he's still going to want a contract like Thomas $92 million with $44 million guaranteed over eight years. There's little chance he gets tag, unless it's a tag and trade, since it will cost them $16 million.
I guess I'll make one too.
Jake Long- I have already stated why I think Long will make it to FA. Long is a prefect fit at LT in Tice scheme or any scheme. I have a feeling Emery makes a big splash in FA.
Resign Urlacher- He is at the end of his career and I can see him taking a cap friendly deal to help get that SB ring
Tag Melton- Doubt they agree on the numbers right away, so the FTwill come in play.
Resign Louis- He is the best of a horrible group, but he is young and talented.
Resign some of the depth players, such as Hayden, Wootten, Izzy, and Hayes.
Trade down and pick up a 3rd.
2nd-Barrett Jones, G/C/OT, Alabama- He might not make it here, but there's a good chance he does since there are more talented OL. Jones comes in as LG and can slide to C.
2nd-David Amerson, CB, N.C. State- Trade our 5th to move up in the 2nd. Amerson coming into this season was thought to be the #1 CB. He has had a down season and there will be questions if he has the hips to play man coverage.
3rd-Kevin Reddick, ILB, North Carolina- Another player who has had a down season. Can Reddick replace Urlacher, maybe, but probably not. Either way, we need depth and youth at LB.
4th-Brandon Jenkins, DE/OLB, Florida State- It's hard to say where Jenkins will be drafted. If he falls here and comes back healthy, he could be a real steal.
6th- Dennard Robinson, QB, Michigan- Another player it's hard to say where he will be drafted. Robinson would be the 3rd string QB, behind a vet, plus he could play WR and ST.
Anyone think we'll bring in a WR until Alshon comes back? Maybe just elevate someone from the practice squad? I don't feel that comfortable with just Marshall, Bennett and Weems.
Weems is a feisty dude, I feel like if he started over Hester he would be more productive.
Weems is the man
I wish we would give Chad a chance. We have Marshall and nothing else.
1) bringing him in this late in the season to this offense would be problematic
2) Dont like Divas and wifebeaters. Rather give Plex a chance
3)Earl had 4 catches (4 targets) for 45 yards while BMarsh had 12 grabs off SEVENTEEN TARGETS Either Cutler has to look for more targets or Tice needs to draw up better plays to get guys like Bennet and Spaeth or even Forte (for draws and screens) involved
4) Alshon could miss a month, but the Bears want him ready to go in 2-3 weeks so he could be ready for the Minnesota rematch.
Broncos be like:
I like Chad, but no team is going to pick him up this late in the season.
I also don't think hed be much of a fit/has much left in the tank, even though I'd bet out lockeroom can keep him in check.
Chicago Bears #23
Kyle "Cheetah" Fuller
If we could get a FA LT next year, that would be great - it would be an amazing turnaround to have too many choices at OL for change