What Sherman aspires to be
Linebackers in this year's draft
I know most of us have been concentrating on getting playmakers (WR, TE, DE, CB) or olineman early in the draft but we also need to have an eye to the future. Take a look at our linebacker situation heading into 2014.
SLB Koa Misi will be an UFA.
MLB Karlos Dansby will be 32 towards the end of this season. 2014 is the final year of his deal & he has a cap number of $13.45M; if he's cut before his workout bonus is due we save $4.85M.
WLB Kevin Burnett will be 31 at the end of this season. 2014 is the final year of his deal & he has a cap number of $8.1M; if he's cut before his workout bonus is due we save $3.3M.
So it's very possible, almost probable, that we will have three new starting LBs in the 2014 & we don't have any talent outside of our starters. I would not be surprised if one of our top 5 selections (3rd round or higher) is used on a LB & that we come out of this draft with two linebackers.