How do you guys think we should rebuild the team in the offseason? There's plenty of holes to fill all over the team, and more will be created in free agency.
2014 big Giants free agents:
Tuck, Joseph, Rogers, Patterson
Ross, T2, S. Brown, Mundy
I'm sure there are more that I'm missing, but some of these guys will not be back next year. Who do we keep and who do we cut? Personally, I think we should try to emphasize getting Nicks and Joseph back. We should try to bring Boothe back, if only for one more year. We'll need to keep one of Brown/Mundy too.
I think the core of the team going into next year should look something like this:
RBs: Wilson, Brown/Cox
WRs: Nicks, Cruz, Randle
OL: Beatty, Boothe, new, new, Pugh
DL: JPP, Moore, Kiwi, Tuck/new
LBs: Beason, Williams, Paysinger, new
CBs: Prince, Webster, Hosley, Ross/T2, new
S: Rolle, Brown/Mundy/new
Based on this, I think our immediate needs are on both lines (including TE) and in the secondary. Our linebackers have actually been solid this year. Beason looks like a steal.
Assuming we're picking in the top 10, I think we have to either go BPA or trade back. It might be very easy to trade back if we're sitting around #5. Think of all the teams that are desperate for a QB: Jax, TB, Minnesota, Cleveland, even Houston. If there is an early run on QBs, teams will be desperate to trade up to get their guy. This also pushes all of the best players down the board.
Let's assume Clowney is gone by the time we make our selection. Would you want to grab one of the defensive players that are a slight step down from Clowney or trade back?
Who should we try to target in free agency? Does anyone have a list of upcoming free agents?
My initial thought is to grab defensive talent and try to shore up some of the offensive weaknesses via free agency. Maybe we can sign a guard and get a solid mid-round center.