Due to the plethora of mock offseason fanposts, I decided that I can't sit idly by and not post my own ridiculously early offseason plan.
----- Mark Sanchez - QB
----- Santonio Holmes - WR
----- Antonio Cromartie - CB
----- Mike Goodson - RB
----- Muhammed Wilkerson - DE
----- Austin Howard - OT
----- Willie Colon - OG
----- Nick Folk - K
----- Josh Cribbs - WR/ST
----- Golden Tate or Jeremy Maclin - WR - Both would bring a veteran presence, still have plenty of tread on the tires, and will be able to give our QB some options while the rookie receivers get their feet wet.
----- Brian Orakpo - OLB - If he does become available he is a great pass rushing option at OLB and he still has 5 good years ahead of him barring injury.
Draft (projecting between the 17th-20th pick)
----- Round 1 - David Yankey - OG - If we can't protect our QB there is no point in getting him someone he won't have time to throw to.
----- Round 2 - Donte Moncrief - WR - Good size, good speed, and gets great separation.
----- Round 3 - Kelvin Benjamin - WR - Huge target with great hands. Could be used as a receiving TE.
----- Round 3 (TB) - Dion Bailey - S - We need a Safety that can cause turnovers. Dion Bailey does just that.
----- Round 4 - Jeremiah Attaochu - OLB - Great pass rusher. I'm not sure why he isn't rated higher than he is.
----- Round 5 - Aaron Murray - QB - May not be available by the 5th, but if he is, we have to grab him.
----- Round 6 - Colt Lyerla - TE - HUGE gamble here, but without the off field issues he would be a high 2nd rounder.
----- Round 7 - Pat O'donnell - P - Some stability is needed at the Punter postion. He has both power and touch.
----- Compensation picks - fill in at ILB,RB,OL,S.
The main idea behind the methodology is to build through the draft, sign minimal free agents, and make sure the ones we do sign aren't in the twilight of their careers. We're building for long term success not an all or nothing season. We saw how that worked out with Tanny.