We are going to trade number 93 Anthony Spencer to the Jets 39th Pick. That leaves us with the 18th,39th,47th,80th,111th, 114th, 176th pick. If no value in the draft is there for us at the 18th pick, I would trade down only a few spots but I believe there will be value at the pick 18.
From my understanding if we trade Spencer we do not have to pay for the tag so that 10 million will not count towards our cap. (I hope I am right). So that leaves us with 13 million in cap space and a Romo extension would save us about 8 million. I am new to the cap but that leaves us with with 21 million if I am correct. I am also basing the top Free agents on Brandon Carrs cap hit in 2012 so we would push the money in the next years.
With 21 million in cap space we have more than enough to get a high rated FA or two.
2. Michael Bennett DE: With the trade to Spencer, we can get a proven value at a 4-3 end and is familiar with the system. He has the body type and production that can help our D-line.
3. Jason Jones DL: nice rotational player that can be dominant down stretches.
4. . Chris Clemons S: Having a solid season in Miami, he can have depth at the safety position.
These are the major signings that will add good depth. We immediately fill Spencers replacement and Doug Frees replacement. Our remaining needs: Guard, RB, DT, LB,TE, Safety(depth)
Selection: Jonathon Cooper G
This will solidify our oline. We now have Smith,Living,Costs/Killer K, Cooper,Vollmer. Cooper has the athletic ability to go to the second level and will tremendously help the run and passing blocking.
Selection: Phillip Thomas S
Clemons could add solid depth and Thomas can fight for the starting spot. He can be a starter from day 1.
Selection:Alex Okafor DE
Could add depth behind Ware and be a solid player in the new Kiffens scheme.
Selection: Stepfan Taylor RB
Big guy that can be our 2nd string RB behind Murray. Could easily fill in for Murray if he gets injured.
Selection: Michael Williams TE
Excellent Run-blocker and even a receiving threat. Could be a nice backup and let him and James Hanna compete.
Selection: A.J Francis DT
Adds solid depth in the DT position.
Selection: Matt Scott QB
He has nice combination of running and passing ability. He could be our developmental QB for the future.
QB- Romo, Orton, Scott*
RB- Murray, Taylor, Dunbar
WR: Bryant, Austin, Harris, Beasly, Coale,
TE: Witten, Hanna, Williams
LT: Smith, Parnell
LG: Livings, Mack
C: Costa, Killer-K, Cook
RG: Cooper, Mack, Cook
RT: Vollmer, Parnell
CB: Carr, Claiborne, Scandrick, Moore, Coe
SS: Church, Johnson, McCray
FS: Thomas, Clemons, Johnson
RDE: Ware, Okafor
LDE: Bennett, Crawford
DT: Ratliff, Hatcher, Jones, Francis, Lissemore
Mike: Lee, Connor
Will: Carter, Sims
SAM: Albright, Wilber
That looks like a good depth roster. The only thing is the linebackers. I didn't see any good LB to get in the draft but maybe in FA we can get solid role players. We did get a lot of more talent to the roster. What you guys think?