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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:14 pm    Post subject: Bacon's Best Mock Yet Reply with quote

Estimated cap: $20 million

Cut/Not resigned
Pat Chung (+2.2 mil)
Jeff Maehl (+0.5 mil)
Kurt Coleman
Damaris Johnson (+0.5 mil)
James Casey (+3 mil)
Roc Carmichael (+0.5 mil)
Arrelious Benn (+1 mil)
Curtis Marsh (+0.6 mil)

Estimated cap: $27.7 million

Resignings
Cedric Thornton 3 years/$12 million (-3 mil)

Nate Allen 2 years/$4 million (-1.8 mil)

Mike Vick 1 year/$2 million (-2 mil)

Riley Cooper 3 years/$9 million (-2.2 mil)

Jeremy Maclin 1 year/$2.8 million (-2.8 mil)

Donnie Jones 1 year/$1.3 million (-1.3 mil)

Clifton Geathers 2 years/$1.8 million (-0.8 mil)

Estimated cap: $13.6 million

Restructures
Jason Peters (saves $2.6 million in 2014)

DeMeco Ryans (saves $1.5 million in 2014)

Estimated cap: $17.5 million

Free Agency
S Jairus Byrd 5 years/$46 million (-4.5 mil)
-Obvious choice. I'm confident Buffalo doesn't tag him again and he will be a FA. IMO he is arguably THE best safety in the NFL but he just doesn't the attention Earl Thomas does because of his team. Fills a HUGE hole.

C/G Ted Larsen 2 years/$3.2 million (-1.4 mil)
-Versatile olineman. We were lucky to be so healthy up front and need to make sure were prepared in case someone does go down.

CB Nolan Carroll 3 years/$5.8 million (2 year deal with a 3rd year team option) -1.6 mil
-Low risk signing for a young player who has shown flashes of potential. He is a bigger corner, signed on a short deal, so we can find out if he can be a longterm starter here. Fletcher and Williams might both be gone by 2015, so Carroll will be given an opportunity to become a longterm starter. And at the very worst gives us some of the best depth at CB.

HB Toby Gerhart 2 years/$2.4 million (-1 mil)
-Bit of a surprise signing. Bryce seemed to fall out of Chips favor and since we ship him off, we need another back. Gerhart could actually be really good here and a great compliment to Shady. He can play fullback, and catch passes out of the backfield. Another weapon for Nick and Chip.

Estimated cap: $9 million

NFL Draft
*Brandon Graham and a 2015 4th round pick are traded to Tampa Bay for a 2014 3rd round pick
*Jason Avant is traded to Kansas City for a 2014 6th round pick (+3.2 mil)
*Bryce Brown is traded to Cleveland for a 2014 4th round pick (+0.6 mil)

Estimated cap: $13.4 million

Rd 1: Jeremiah Attachou DE/OLB Georgia Tech
-6'3 245 lbs
-Attachou is one of my favorite prospects at OLB. 12.5 sacks and 16 TFL in 2013. He is a fast, athletic pass rusher who uses his speed and burst to rush the passer. Will play as a rotational pass rusher in 2014 and will eventually replace Cole at OLB.

Rd 2: EJ Gaines CB Missouri
-5'11 195 lbs
-Another favorite of mine. He reminds me of Brandon Flowers only he is a bit more physical. With Cary and Fletcher here likely short term, we need a corner who can be a #1 for us in 2015. Gaines has shutdown ability. He held Mike Evans to just 4 catches for 8 yards last season.

*Our 3rd pick and 4th rd pick (via Cle) are traded to San Diego for their 2nd rd pick

Rd 2 (via SD): Ed Reynolds S Stanford
-6'2 205 lbs
-Reynolds is a big safety that actually is better in pass coverage than he is against the run. However with his size and athleticism he can definitely improve in run support. This pick really gives us great depth at safety and Reynolds is another guy who could be our future starter alongside Wolff. He can be used in nickel situations in 2014 as well. Chip has played against him and should know his skillset well.

Rd 3 (via TB): Daniel McCullers NT Tennessee
-6'6 350 lbs
-McCullers, simply said, is a behemoth.He is definitely raw, but doesn't need to start for us while he is developed. His ability to eat space and occupy multiple blockers is very appealing to us. He can open things up for our linebackers and especially for Kendricks when we blitz him up the middle. Another guy I don't see as an immediate starter but more of a guy who can be used in the rotation and eventually become our version of Vince Wilfork maybe..

Rd 4: Trevor Reilly DE/OLB Utah
-6'5 255 lbs
-Another OLB here. Reilly is a big, athletic player (sense a trend here?) Who was very impressive this season on an overachieving Utah team. 100 tackles, 8.5 sacks, 16 TFL, 2 PD, 1 int, and 1 FF in 2013. He is a good fit with Barwin at SOLB. He isn't just a pass rusher. He can set the edge and play against the run as well as drop back into coverage. Some people aren't set on Barwin longterm so we get a player similar to him with a lot of potential.

Rd 4 (via NO): Cody Latimer WR Indiana
-6'3 215 lbs
-Great value here. Latimer is a big, strong receiver with #1 ability. He showed off his talent with an 8 catch 138 yd dar against Missouri in 2013 and the same CB who shut down Mike Evans. Latimer possesses a thick, strong frame and his combination of speed and ability enable him to get separation easily. He is a bit raw, sure. But he doesn't need to play much in 2014. Maclin might not be around long and we could use a true #1 receiver eventually.


*Our 5th rd pick and 6th rd (via KC) pick are traded to New Orleans for their 4th rd p

Rd 5 (via NE): Spencer Long G Nebraska
-6'4 315 lbs
-Herremans is getting old and it showed in 2013. He can be a viable starter in 2014, but needs to be replaced eventually. Long might not be ready yet but at the very least provide competition as a rookie. He's the kind of mobile, tough lineman Chip covets.

Rd 7: Andrew Wilson ILB Missouri
-6'3 235 lbs
-Wilson made the move to ILB in 2013 and played well with 113 tackles, 6.5 TFL, and 3 PD. He's also versatile as he has played both inside and out at Mizzou. I like Wilson as a depth player at ILB and he's someone who can maybe even start one day. But he'll need time.

Overall: As you can see, I mostly went for players who might not start away, and at the very least can be solid contributors and give us great depth as rookies. Attachou, Gaines, and Reynolds all have the potential to actually win starting jobs in Training Camp. This draft really helps fill a ton of holes on defense and a few on offense as well. I could easily see Gaines, Attachou, Reynolds, McCullers, and Latimer being good to great starters for us in the next year or two. Our UDFAs even have high potential. Lyerla has problems (talent isn't one) and if there's ONE HC who can get his head on straight its Chip. Apparently they were very close at Oregon. Archer has McCluster-type potential and could be a versatile weapon for Chip. Santos will provide competition at kicker at the very least.

UDFAs:
Colt Lyerla TE No school
Kalro Santos K Tulane
Dri Archer WR Kent State

Depth Chart

QB: Nick Foles / Mike Vick / Matt Barkley
HB: LeSean McCoy / Chris Polk / Toby Gerhart*
TE: Zach Ertz / Brent Celek / Colt Lyerla**
WR1: DeSean Jackson / Cody Latimer**
WR2: Riley Cooper / Brad Smith
WR3: Jeremy Maclin / Dri Archer**
LT: Jason Peters / Matt Tobin
LG: Evan Mathis / Allen Barbre
C: Jason Kelce / Ted Larsen*
RG: Todd Herremans / Spencer Long**
RT: Lane Johnson / Dennis Kelly

-Resigning Cooper and Maclin allows us not to have to change much on offense. Here we add a late round receiver with a ton of potential in Latimer, who will have time to develop and turn into the #1 receiver we've always wanted. And then adding Dri Archer simply gives us a versatile weapon who can be used in a lot of different ways. Lyerla has a ton of.upside and gets reunited with his old coach and mentor. Foles will have a plethora of weapons to throw to. Ertz will continue to develop and looks like a stud in the making. Celek is a solid #2 TE and allows us to develop Lyerla in the mean time. Oline stays the same basically, only now with more depth. Larsen is versatile and can play any position inside. Long can battle Herremans at the RG spot as well. Our run game will be best in the league once again. Chip seemed to like Polk this year and he will likely see more snaps. Bringing in Gerhart gives us even more depth in an already stacked.offense. He can be used in a lot of different ways. He's a big, powerful back who also is pretty agile. Also has great hands. Once again, he will be a perfect player for Chips offfense. All in all, this offense looks like it will be even better than in 2013, and considering.it was top 3, that's pretty scary for the rest of the league

DE: Cedric Thornton / Vinny Curry
NT: Bennie Logan / Daniel McCullers**
DE: Fletcher Cox / Clifton Geathers / Damion Square
LEO: Trent Cole / Jeremiah Attachou**
WILB: Mychal Kendricks / Najee Goode / Jake Knott
SILB: DeMeco Ryans / Andrew Wilson** / Jason Phillips
SOLB: Connor Barwin / Trevor Reilly**
CB: Cary Williams / Nolan Carroll*
FS: Jairus Byrd* / Nate Allen
SS: Ed Reynolds** / Earl Wolff
CB: EJ Gaines** / Bradley Fletcher
Slot CB: Brandon Boykin

-Defense is the biggest concern this offseason. We start by signing the best safety available in Jairus Byrd. He's a ballhawking safety with long range and is elite in
coverage. Having him alone makes our secondary significantly better. Obviously depth at corner was a problem too. That is fixed here. Nolan Carroll is another big corner who seems to fly under the radar and we can get him cheap. At worst he can be a solid fourth safety, or maybe he can turn into a starter for us. Obviously were set at slot corner with Boykin long term. However, Cary and Fletcher both don't look like they'll be here long term. Fletcher could, but I doubt Cary will. That is why we draft EJ Gaines early. He is one of the best corners in the draft IMO. At 5'11 195 lbs, he isn't huge. But he isn't afraid to hit people in the nose. He has very good coverage skills, having shut down Mike Evans last season. He is the kind of guy who will jam receivers at the LOS and he has shutdown ability. He could even step in and start right away, but either way I see him becoming our #1 corner eventually. A CB group of Cary Williams-Bradley
Fletcher-Brandon Boykin-EJ Gaines-Nolan Carroll is really, really good. And on top of
that, we will have much improved safety play. Wolff looked good when.on the field as a rookie but he had problems staying healthy. Byrd is obviously set to start at FS, and then Wolff will battle it out with Reynolds for the other spot. I LOVE Reynolds as a prospect. He's a big man at 6'2 205 lbs. He also is great in coverage, showing the ability to be a playmaker and a ballhawk. Billy D loves using 3 safety sets. He can drop Byrd and Reynolds back into coverage and let Wolff roam the field. Those safeties coupled with our improved cornerbacks and we could have a top secondary. Up front, we add two rookie pass rushing linebackers. Attachou looks to be Coles replacement. And Cole should have a big year now that he's adjusted to the new position. Attachou can be used sort of like Bruce Irvin was his rookie year as a pass rushing specialist, and then take over for Cole eventually. Frankly he has the potential to be a game changing pass rushing OLB for us. Barwin is solid on the other side but not spectacular. Which is why we add Trevor Reilly to play behind him. He's a big boy at 6'5 255 lbs, who looks like a version of Barwin but with a higher ceiling as a pass rusher. Simply put, our pass rush should be very good as well. Inside LB core doesn't change much. Ryans still has a few solid years left in him and is the leader of our defense. Kendricks needs to be more consistent but he is definitely a great athlete who Billy can be creative with. Blitzing him up the middle, and taking advantage of Kendricks' coverage skills. Andrew Wilson, our last pick, probably won't have much of an impact as a rookie. But he's another big, athletically gifted, versatile player for Billy to work with. He can play inside or outside. Another guy who I think could eventually replace one of our vets. Which in this case would be Ryans. Our dline doesn't need much change. Cox and Thornton IMO are one of the best 3-4 DE duos in the league. And both are under 25. They also happen to have great backups as well. Curry adjusted well to the new scheme and looks like he can be a 5-7 sack/year guy. Bennie Logan will likely be our starting NT and looks to be a good player. Basically all three of our starters are asked to move around up front and have proven they can handle it. One thing missing is a massive, space eating nose tackle. Which is where McCullers comes in. A raw prospect, McCullers has size that some coaches drool over. He should be a rotational player year 1, and hopefully by 2015 will turn into the player I think he can become...Which is our version of Vince
Wilfork. Having a guy like that in the middle can do wonders for your defense. He can't really be blocked by one guy, and usually requires teams to have to double (sometimes triple) team him. Which is especially beneficial to an attacking defense like ours, a defense that loves to blitz. Call me crazy, but I can see all of Attachou, Gaines, Reynolds, and McCullers becoming anywhere from solid to exceptional players. Reilly and Wilson even could. Overall, I don't really see a hole in this defense.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it

this team doesn't need to go wild in free agency, be conservative and build through the draft

byrd or ward would be a great signing at safety, i'd rather have ward though since he'd be a bit cheaper and would still be a huge upgrade over our current safeties

only thing i didnt like was you not replacing henery at kicker
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

risingtothetop wrote:
I like it

this team doesn't need to go wild in free agency, be conservative and build through the draft

byrd or ward would be a great signing at safety, i'd rather have ward though since he'd be a bit cheaper and would still be a huge upgrade over our current safeties

only thing i didnt like was you not replacing henery at kicker


I have us signing Santos, a K from Tulane, as an UDFA. I didn't put either in the depth chart because they'll battle it out in training camp.
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I like it but if we use up all of our cap space we won't have any cary over next year. We are only 20m over this year because most of it was rolled over. Without the carryover we only have 6m in space.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not terrible Baco

I dont get why Attaochu is valued as low as he is...most places have him late 2nd or early 3rd..expect he, like most OLBs will rise during the pre draft process. He does a lot of stuff really well, though I can see why some other guys might pop a little more, I wouldn't necessarily call him really explosive.

Don't like the trades...either because I don't see the point of them or I don't think they'd happen.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As far as the trades go let me explain my rationale......


I believe that the FO and Chip will want to revamp this roster and build through the draft. We can do so by acquiring a few extra picks.

Jason Avant isn't worth his $4mil salary seeing as he really doesnt fit well in our offense. However, he is still a solid #3 receiver.Andy Reid always loved him and KC isn't exactly loaded at WR. Why cut him when we can get a late pick for him?

Brandon Graham is another Reid guy who doesn't seem to have a place on this team. Tampa needs a pass rush and they don't give up much to get him. We send them Graham and a 2015 4th for a 3rd. Fair value IMO. He is still young and TB could use him better than we can.

Bryce trade might seem.strange to some. However, as the season went on it seemed like Chip preferred Polk. We already have the best rb in the game. And Bryce is good enough to be a starter elsewhere. Cleveland has a ton of extra picks and can get a young, semi-proven back with a lot of talent for just a 4th rounder.

Not like any of those three were big players for us. And its not like they're huge trades. I truly believe Bryce can be a 1000 yd rusher just not when he's behind two other guys like he is in Philly. Cleveland needs a runningback and personally If I'm them Id rather spend a fourth on Brown than a higher pick on any of the other guys.

Oh and Kilt I know pictures are fun with these but I'm doing this from my phone. So cut me some slack eh? Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a solid mix of immediate impact players and high ceiling prospects. I like most of it. Could gripe on some of the picks, but overall I wouldn't change too much. FA seems odd with Gerhart, but it wasn't bad at all.

Pretty good work Bacon.
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Not too shabby..

lol @ Polk over Gerhart on the depth chart though.. perhaps Gerhart is one of those players that is constantly underrated for no good reason.
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FireC wrote:
Not too shabby..

lol @ Polk over Gerhart on the depth chart though.. perhaps Gerhart is one of those players that is constantly underrated for no good reason.


Meh don't take the depth chart into account too much. With TC battles.etc its hard to project them.


I think Gerhart would be our #2.


The depth chart is moreso just to show the 53 man roster. I mean some positions are set but some aren't. Backup HB is one that isn't set.
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I actually think that chip liked bryce more at the end of the season.
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Ugh hate when people trade players for more picks... How often does it happen?
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Ugh hate when people trade players for more picks... How often does it happen?




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RainbowCarebear wrote:
Ugh hate when people trade players for more picks... How often does it happen?


More often than you're implying.
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baconrad3 wrote:
RainbowCarebear wrote:
Ugh hate when people trade players for more picks... How often does it happen?


More often than you're implying.

I know, but why would Cleveland trade for Bryce? They have plenty of money and can sign Ben Tate.

Nobody is trading for Avant.

Graham trade seems kind of fair. But I suppose I just prefer if you add a '15 pick, I consider it "cheating"
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Trevor Reilly is the same age of Barwin if I'm not mistaken, kind of meh on that pick, rest is pretty decent.
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