I think its a given, if Manning is passed fit 99% of fin fans would sign him, but just for this process, lets go with the percentages and say he is either retiring or going elsewhere.
If you were GM, who would be your first 2 picks and 1 major FA signing?
First 2 picks - 1/Riley Reiff, 2/Brock Osweiler
FA signing - Cliff Avril
IMO if Reiff drop to #8 he will be BPA and fills weakest position. I dont care that fans dont want another O'line man, many years ago Detriot were moaning that they drafted another WR and selected Calvin Johnson.
Brock Osweiler has massive upside. I know he is raw, but he is only 21 and IMO he could sit behind Matt Moore for 2 years, learn Philbin & Shermans system and be ripe for starting. Franchise QB in the making with a 2nd round pick, even if it will take a couple of years to reach fruition.
Cliff Avril. If Mario Williams hits FA market, teams will be clamouring for him, much like Nnamdi last year and especially since the Giants success this year......but much like last year, Jonathan Joseph was the 2nd best rated corner behind the top target in FA and signed for far less. I like Avril. He is only 25 and if we go for a flex 4-3/3-4 option IMO he is ideal.
Who would be your choices?