i would have no problem with taking Dallas Thomas at all, but do you think we have enough DT's to focus on MLB? I think we need to bring back Vickerson. We could lose Bannan or Unrein (i think both of their contracts are up), and Sealver is still developing. But Wolfe could move over, and if Garland (who I'm a fan of) really has the motor everyone has talked him up to have, i'd be interested to see his development come pre-season...and that might free us up to focus on 2nd & 3rd round, looking into depth for WR & a decent starting MLB. Not that I think Brooking has done a bad job, but he's not here for very long...
I honestly think with a full offseason we will implement DJ Williams as the mike more. I dont think we are going to be able to resign Vickerson. He has played fantastic and is going to get cash money. I wont blame him for chasing the cash either, thats the nature of the business. Also, there is no MLB in the draft that we could get i see coming in and making an immediate contribution. MLB takes a few years to truly develop so i think its smarter to go in house or bring in a vet (ala brooking). I dont think we will lose banan. He is in the twilight of his career and a colorado boy. I think he takes a hometown discount or retires. Unrein is a RFA so i dont see him leaving. If we move wolfe over (hope we can at somepoint) then we need a LE and i dont see one on our current roster. i also think that carter is a free agent as well (not restricted) and with how he has been playing id be surprised to have him back next year.
Still thinking we need to trade back a few spots and grab- OG, MLB, CB, DT, slot WR and another Olineman pretty much or close to that order.
i think its a good year to trade back as well. i would love us to trade back and pick up a future first. with two firsts next year we move around and target Austin Steferian-Jenkins. he is going to be fantastic
i would move DT to the second most important depending on who we lose in free agency. also carter's status on coming back affects importance of cb
I think you're right there. A guard & MLB I think are our biggest needs...and if Stokely doesn't return, then certainly a slot WR. Obviously couldn't have too many good young DB's, but really like Harris, Moore, Carter & Bolden this year when they've been given the chance! And I wonder if JDR could get anything from Ty Warren next season...?
hopefully good as gone. we need some youth at dt to pair with wolfe. also could address our defensive end position and move wolfe full time to dt
well apparently cj mosely is going back to school next year. that is heart breaking to me. he honestly was my favorite linebacker in this draft class... even over te'o believe it or not. really really too bad.
Definitely. Bad ending, but such an awesome season regardless. There finally appears to be room for serious optimism as well.
I do think it's not a matter of if ND joins a conference, but when. I think ACC and Big 10 would have to be the favorites.
i dont know how much pull you have with the university (im assuming quite a bit though given how much weight u pull here on psd) but please... big ten would love notre dame. cash money for all and geographically makes so much sense.