1) OL: especially LT, but both Ruddy and Perry have been mentioned as cap casualties in the past, so interior OL could be addressed on day two. Also, RT Wade is UFA after the season and there is always the possibility he could enter FA (I would expect him to sign a new deal this off-season).
2) OLB: Neither Rodgers nor Greenwood are anything to write home about, however, Greenwood is still young and has upside. Rodgers can be, at best, a 3rd OLB and special teams player. No guarantee that Seau ends up with Miami, but if he does, he is 34 and a young OLB for depth, ST's, and the future is needed.
3) WR: Chambers is a potential true #1 WR but isn't quite there yet. Thompson is definitely an upgrade over Ward(released). McKnight could fit in as a #3 WR but has also been mentioned as a potential cap casualty. Not much after those 3.
4) S: Freeman is RFA and could sign an offer sheet any day. Right now, who would replace him? Could Marion shift to SS? Is McGarrahan capable to step in? Doubt it. I expect Miami to match any offer sheet but depth and a long-term replacement for Marion is needed.
5) depth on DL: Yes, DT. Bowens cap numbers start increasing after 2003 and he has a pricey roster bonus before 2004. Haley could be lost as a RFA and while you'll get a draft pick for him, Zgonina is already 32. Never can have too many DL
6) CB: Is Fletcher capable of replacing either Surtain or Madison long-term? What about Buckley? I would have my doubts, but I had hoped the Bills would grab Omare Lowe last year and he appears to have some potential as a 3rd CB or even as depth inside at S.
7) TE: after 2003, only one TE will be under contract. Nothing wrong with drafting for depth if the right TE is available.
Using the my post from the main forum........