3 things to keep an eye for

prior to the draft.

1) Is Winston still available?

2) Has Jerry taken his warning of being in shape this off season?

3) What is the health progress of Louis?

If all 3 of these are answered positively then to trade up for Johnson would not be a necessity. If no tackle drafted in first 3 rounds then Winston gets a phone call. If Jerry has heeded the coach's warning of being in shape and Louis is on track to be ready for the start of camp then Jerry can move to RT and Louis in at guard.

At 12 I see 8 players if there they would take and another 3 they would take IF they couldn't trade down. Once the first 8 are gone I think they run up the phone bill looking to trade down.


Fisher Ansah Jockel

Milliner Floyd

Werner Johnson Mingo

then if can't trade down then next 3 are:

Lotulelei Cooper Richardson

that's 11 players so in theory you can get screwed but here are players that could go before the 12th pick and only need 4 to get drafted to get to at-least one of targeted 8.

Jones, Warmack, Patterson, Austin, Smith, Vaccarro, and Rhodes plus the 3 in the "if can't trade down" are.

remember the areas where starters are sitting in rounds 2 and 3 are: CB, OL, WR, Safety, and TE.

Personally I want a pass rusher at 12 BUT I'll be happy with any of the top 8 in the top 4 rows indicated.

I am sure there are ppl lamenting the exclusion of CBs other then Milliner in this list and the addition of DTs. Look at this great work by dipsjarl

Partial pasting:

Here is the list of potential unrestricted free agents after the 2013 season:

Davone Bess slot receiver

Dustin Keller projected starter

Richie Incognito projected starter

John Jerry potential starter

Lance Louis potential starter

Randy Starks projected starter

Paul Soliai projected starter

Koa Misi projected starter

Nolan Carrol reserve/special teams

Brent Grimes projected starter

Chris Clemons projected starter

Reshad Jones projected starter

As much as everyone wants to only look at the "win this year" model draft you have to look further ahead to have a successful organization.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of The Phinsider's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of The Phinsider writers or editors.

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