So I thought I might as well jump on this trend and throw my idea out there and get some feedback..
First off this isn't going to cover every need as I think thats pretty difficult/impossible to do in 1 offseason so this is just hitting some holes that will make us a contender for next season and seasons to come and supply the team with a very talented roster. Also, I'm not a draft guru or expert so I am trying to be as realistic as I can possibly be.. Tear away..
OFFSEASON... 46 Million cap space + 5 after cutting patterson= 51
DT Starks 4 yr- 24 million ( 6 per year )
WR Hartline 4 yr- 22 million ( 5.5 per year )
FS/SS Clemons 3 yr- 10 million ( 3.3 per year )
SS/FS Jones 5 yr- 30 million ( 6 per year )
Those are the main guys I am interested in resigning.. Clemons can take it or leave it.. Hartline clearly has a nice relationship with Tannehill that I think is important and I love Starks. Jones deserves his pay day but idk what numbers he's going to command so that can be off.
SIGN... 30 Million available
WR Mike Wallace 5 yr- 57 million ( 11.4 per year )
TE Dustin Keller 3 yr- 12 million ( 4 per year )
CB Derek Cox 4 yr- 28 million ( 7 per year )
I Know Wallace is commanding a lot of money but I think he is worth it. He has proven time and time again he can get behind a defense and make them pay. Huge for Tannehill to take the next step. I think Keller can be a solid target for him as well as he is solid in the passing game. Cox can come in and be a solid corner for us after we let Smith walk.
DRAFT... 7 Million available
1st Round... T Lane Johnson.
2nd Round pick A... If Desmond Trufant falls to pick 33 I'm trading up to grab him and walking away happy
2nd Round pick B... DE Tank Carradine
3rd Round pick A... S Bacarri Rambo
3rd Round pick B... WR Ryan Swope
I think with grabbing Wallace in FA and Keller it allows us to focus elsewhere other than WR at # 12 and Lane Johnson's stock is soaring and I think he and J. Martin can battle it out for the LT position. 2 athletic tackles bode well for a ZBS. Hoping Trufant falls may be wishful thinking but if he is gone than IDK what I would do with our pick there. Carradine is a very talented DE that if he comes back healthy can be a great get in round 2.
So there is my offseason plan.. Tell me what y'all think!!