Originally Posted by bosfan
Think it is obvious now that we will be using all (or most) of our picks in order to restock the team which we should be able to do rather nicely. Trading down probably still in order but doubt we will lose any high picks to trade up.
In answer to the question, "how do you all see our FA losses impacting our draft," I can only speak to today's status with numerous changes coming in the weeks ahead.
My current draft target board (needs for some of you):
OL depth: We have some young reserves for the interior line (Hochstein, Tucker, Mruczkowski, Yates). We have Kaczur and Britt for young OTs. We also have a G and a T in NFLE. RG is unclaimed, RT is the only other position in flux, assuming Koppen and Light have no problem with their recovery. We know Hochstein can start at G & C and give us good results, Tucker, Mruc, and Yates have been tested in spot duty only. Shopping list: OT, OG/OC
LB depth: We have three proven veterans for four slots (Rosie, Tedy, Vrabes), we have two transitioning players who will have a chance to prove they can start and succeed (Monty and Tully), we have two young ILBs (Claridge and Alexander), and we have two Special Teams demons (Izzo and Davis). Shopping List: DE/OLB, DE/ILB, STs specialists.
WR depth: We have one proven smurf WR, one KR/WR, and one young smurf WR. We have three WRs in NFLE and one I/R mystery man. Shopping list: Possession WR, PR
CB depth: We have three veteran CBs (Poole, Poteat, and Hawkins), we have three young CBs who have stepped up big, (Samuel, Gay, and Hobbs), and we have one NFLE CB (Spann). My best guess is that Poole is healthy and the right price, he and probably Hobbs look to have the best chance at winning a starting job. Gay and Samuel look to be next on the depth chart, With Poteat and Hawkins as STs depth. Shopping list: A CB to groom as Poole's replacement.
TE depth: BB wants a number three TE, preferably one who can move to number two if Graham isn't extended.
RB depth: We have a feature back (Dillon), a third down back (Faulk), and a utility back (Pass). Shopping list: Another utility back/PR
DE/NT depth: We have the best D-line in the game with Warren, Wilfork, and Seymour, and Green as the third down specialist. Hill is okay as a back-up behind Seymour, Wright showed nice promise as a utility DL, Klecko also has value as a utility DL, Thomas came off the Practice Squad, but isn't settled. Shopping list: NT depth, DE depth
1 OT, 1 OC/OG, 1-3 LBs, 1 CB, 2-3 WRs, 1 TE, 1 RB, 1 DL = 10-12 'needs' to address with 11 picks (1, 2, 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5, 6, 2 projected comps, 7).