We were a bit more aggressive last off-season than Ballard gets credit for. Yet, still selective. Sheard and Hankins got solid multi-year contracts at the high end of a mid-level price point. Both played up to it and are solid building blocks moving forward. Hankins, in particular, took a lot of patience to sign. We're pretty well set in the front 4 as a result....ready for Chubb.
We can expect the same approach to bring in 2 young vet LB starters at solid money contracts (and probably 2 more Sean Spence type of LB signings to compete) and our 4-3 transition is complete.
I don't think we'll see Ballard chase Norwell very hard, but he'll do the same thing for the OL this year that he did for the DL in 2017. Sign 2 starters on solid contracts and find the 3rd from the draft or our existing talent pool (Clark, Good, Haeg are still as talented as you'll find in Free Agency)
We'll spend ~$25-30M (per year avg) on those 4 UFA signings (2 LB and 2 OL) then another $10M or so on offensive skill position guys.
Add in a decent contract for Melvin and a prove it deal for Desir, and we're good to go to the draft.