Which from I've been hearing/reading should be within a month's time. After reading Rick Bates post, great info, I started thinking realistically what we could/would do with the free agent and UDFA market. And well, this is what I have come up with: I'm using the list Rick Bates put up for the 5-year free agents as my source for these names.
Positions of need in my opinion in no particular order: Guard, Defensive Tackle, Defensive End, Corner Back, Outside Linebacker
--Guard-- - Max Jean-Giles, Philly - Davis Joseph, Tampa - Deuce Lutui, Arizona
--Corner Back-- - Jonathan Joseph, Cincy
--Safety-- - Hiram Euguene, Oakland
--UDFA's-- - Mark Herzelich (sorry for spelling) OLB, Boston College --Danta Williams, FS, UNC --DeAndre McDaniel, S, Clemson --Darvin Adams, WR, Auburn --Noel Devine, RB, West Virginia
I'm looking at this thinking that D-Will will be gone, which I'm strongly against, and with the possibility that CJ may not return, but I think he will. Smitty is gone, sucks, my favorite player ever, side note, I own 4 Panthers jerseys, and after this offseason I think 3 of the 4 will be ex-Panthers, which sucks, Peppers, Smitty, D-Will, and J-Stew...
I feel like if we could get a premium guard to line up next to Gross, Wharton, Kalil, and Otah would be FAN-tastic and make our line extremely solid for years to come. A glaring need to me is cornerback, bc Marshall is gone, Captain is still young, and Gamble, well we don't really know, so I think we need to go out and nab J.Joseph, and pay good money for the guy as well, its a glaring hole on our defense. D-Tackle, I love Coefield, and wish badly we could land him. I like both the UDFA Safeties I listed above alot, and if we could get Hiram cheap, I think he'd be an upgrade. But these are just some of my rambling thoughts, enjoy..