I wish I had a stronger feel for what this team plans to do in Free Agency. It appears they are perfectly satisfied letting the market dictate their plays.
With that said, I thank Jake Long for his services, and look to draft a RT. The gamble here is that Martin can gain the strength needed for LT.
Sean Smith's asking for a 6 year deal. I don't see Miami offering any player those terms. If I can sign him to a 3 year deal for 6-7 mil per I do it. Cornerbacks are tough to come by, and even though Smith was inconsistent over the past season, he did have his moments where he shined.
As much as it pains me to say it, Starks needs to go as well. His play against the run is slipping, and he surely is not a pass rusher.
Reggie Bush's wants to be a feature back. He isn't. If they can't come to some agreement on the financials, I let him walk.
Brian Hartline - Pay him. He's not a number one, maybe not even a number two, but you need depth, and an ability to put multiple receivers on the field. He's got good hands, and if defenses can't work to shut him down I would expect more big plays.
Anthony Fasano - If I can upgrade the position in the draft, or free agency I do, but I also try to resign him to a 2 year deal if possible.
Matt Moore - Resign him. Just do it. Unless the coach feels Devlin is a legit #2. We've got the cap room, and with our line we need a quality backup QB.
Chris Clemons - Chris made strides this year, but I feel they can certainly upgrade the position. He just does not seem to have ball instincts.
Nate Garner - Why is he still here? Can he play, or not? I saw him have a decent game at guard, but the rest of the time he has played he looks like a turnstile. Will Yeatman gets a shot.
Of the lessor free agents I might be inclined to try and keep RJ Stanford at least through camp. Pat Devlin, and Marlon Moore I can go either way on. I am betting they resign Devlin.
As far as players I'd target Michael Bennett would fill a need at DE if you move Odrick to DT. Receiver is a little tougher, my first choice would be Dwayne Bowe. But, Obviously Jennings, Wallace, Cruz, and even Ted Ginn are out there.
It's anybodies guess as to who they prefer.
At TE we've got Martellus Bennett, the ageless Tony Gonzalez, and Fred Davis. Not the best area to be investigating in FA, but either of those guys could fill a need.
Tough to forcast a draft not knowing what needs were filled in free agency, but I generally prefer the best player available method of drafting anyway. I'll list positions I feel are needs going into FA. Depth at every position would be helpful, but not practical. The names next to the positions would be my preference, but I hold the right to change my mind 100 times before April.
DE - Jarvis Jones would be awesome. Just sayin..
WR - Cordarrelle Patterson makes some sense as well.
WR - Tavon Austin is electric, and if you can get him in round 2 that might be something you consider.
TE - Tyler Eifert in round 2 is a slim possibility.
OT - Dallas Thomas - Only because Ireland really likes everything about Dallas.
RB - A late pick, or street FA for depth.
CB - Round 3 or later.
CB - Same
SS - Kenny Vaccaro seems to be the popular selection lately. I am not sold we take a S in round 1.
PK - Just someone to push Carpenter.
QB - A need if Moore leaves, otherwise it would be nice to take one anyway.