Well the season is over and the Chiefs were flat out smashed in the Super Bowl. It is that time of the year where we turn our attention to the Combine, Free Agency and the Draft. This article will focus on a few news update but mainly on the each team’s top needs, top target in free agency, and a mock pick. Let’s get this going
Broncos promote Chris Beake to defensive pass-game specialist
Five-year-old girl injured in Britt Reid crash emerges from coma
Raiders resign DT/DE David Irving
Hunter Henry set money, good QB as free agency priorities
Denver – CB, EDGE, LB, QB (Draft Network) QB, CB, IOL (PFF) QB, CB, OL (NFL.COM)
One thing is for sure, Drew Lock is not getting any respect. I think with a new GM, he will want to bring in his guy. I think they will end up giving him one last year if they don’t get mortgage the future for Watson.
Chiefs – IOL, WR, OT, LB (Draft Network) OG, EDGE, LB (PFF) OL, EDGE, WR (NFL.COM)
After seeing their offensive line get destroyed it is their top priority. The second level also has to be addressed as it is biggest need on defense.
Raiders -EDGE, IDL, IOL, LB (Draft Network) EDGE, IDL, S (PFF) DT, EDGE, S (NFL.COM)
The defense needs help at every level. Finding a Free Safety that can play cover 3 in Gus Bradley’s scheme is imperative. The defensive tackle position must be addressed as well. Finding a “Sam” linebacker that can rush the passer and also cover is also paramount.
Chargers – OT, IOL, CB, EDGE (Draft Network) IDL, TE, IOL (PFF) OL, TE, CB (NFL.COM)
Fixing the offensive line is a flat out must to protect franchise QB Herbert. If Hunter Henry departs via free agency, finding a starting Tight End will be a top priority. Secondary help and depth is also a priority.
TOP FREE AGENCY TARGET
Denver – QB Deshaun Watson
Right now Houston is standing their ground saying Watson is NOT available. Somehow, this is going to change. Denver will be one of the teams that will go all in to get him. The price will be crazy high but teams will be willing to pay it and the Broncos are one of them.
Chiefs – OG Brandon Scherff
This guy has been a stalwart at guard for sometime in the NFL. Adding this monster to the offensive line would be a great addition although a costly one. If OT Mitchel Schwartz decides to retire this off season, tackle will become the number one priority.
Raiders – FS Malik Hooker
When healthy, this guy is one of the best true center fielders in the game. He is the perfect cover 3 safety, something the Raiders do not have on the roster. He will also be available at a reasonable price. Even if the position is addressed in the draft, signing Hooker is a no-brainer.
Chargers – OT Taylor Moton
This guy will be very expensive but he is well worth it. Protecting Herbert is priority one and adding Moton would be a HUGE upgrade. No quarterback in the NFL was pressured more than Herbert last year. Its time to give up on Sam Tevi and Trey Pipkins and get Herbert some real help.
MOCK DRAFT – 1ST ROUND
Denver – (9th overall) Caleb Farley CB, Virginia Tech
Denver recently released A.J. Bouye. In a division with Patrick Mahomes, adding cornerbacks who can cover will greatly benefit your team.
Chargers – (13th Overall) Rashawn Slater OT, Northwestern
Protecting Herbert has to be priority one for this team and drafting a offensive tackle of this caliber has to happen.
Raiders – (17th Overall) Jayson Oweh LB/DE, Penn State
This guy is a bit raw but athletes that play the way he does do not come along often. According to Penn State coaches, he run a jaw-dropping 4.33 40, vertical jumped 36 inches and broad jumped 10-7 all at 6’5″, 255 LBS.
Chiefs – (31st Overall) Alijah Vera-Tucker
The Super Bowl exposed the Chiefs’ interior offensive line. They have to protect their $500 million quarterback. This kid has the makings of an all-pro.
It is going to de an interesting off season with no combine, salary cap numbers and massive trades. Stay tuned for all the fun.
Have a great day!