I also don't think this team is that far off for all the reasons you mentioned. That's why I keep coming back to the idea of acquiring Carr or maybe a potential FA QB. We all like the potential of the young QBs in the draft but to secure one might cost a lot in draft capital. Something we know Ballard likes. Moving up could possibly set us back quite a few years. Who knows. I wonder if Ballard thinks we are close as well. If he does might he more inclined to go the trade route for Carr or Dalton or even the FA route for maybe a guy like Bridgewater as an example. Keep the majority of the picks and get your veteran QB and get after some holes in FA. Ballard loves those picks. Oh the choices that need to be made.
I would say 3T and T are very high priorities where we draft
And if one of the top QBs slide a bit we may go after them as an option
at this point kinlaw seems like a safe pick that can uptick the defense
I wouldn’t touch a true 1 tech in round one or two
I like the idea of drafting a defensive linemen at 13 if the QB they want is off the board. However, if Kinlaw and Brown are both gone by our pick then I would pass on an offensive lineman. I do think Kinlaw will be there.
This team has two offensive linemen in the pro bowl. This is a top 7 offensive line in the league. We need more playmakers on both sides of the ball.
When a website like WalterFootball learns from "league sources" rather than from "team sources" that the team "is expected" to make a run because "they have a ton of salary cap space", it cannot be taken as evidence that the team really is interested in the player at all. Far too often, especially at this time of year, that kind of reporting from league sources being misinterpreted as actual team interest is rampant. I'll wait until someone reports that "according to team sources", they are interested.