Yup, drafting well bites you, but I'll take it.
On OL, Q will set the market for $. Smith will be paid top 5 at RT. Kelly top 5 or better at C. We'll either spend a boatload convincing AC to stay longer, use high draft capital, or spend big in FA for LT. Glow is aging, so hoping Pinter develops over the next two years. If so, that could be at least one cheap guy. If not, another FA. Depth is still pretty scary.
At QB, I'm not worried about having Kelly and Eason under contract, as they cost little. I'm worried about not having anyone else lol. If Rivers does well, he'll get 30M next year. And he doesn't, we'll be shopping again, perhaps for a guy like Carr. I don't see Eason being ready after one year, especially a year when we have JB under contract, and Eason simply won't get snaps after a shortened pre-season.
All the other guys are a tad bit concerning too. I know it's part of the game, but outside of Buckner, Doyle, and Rock, we have like zero proven guys under contract for more than 2 years.
I would've had Leonard at #5 but the Broncos huge need was a QB and Allen is above average to good. If the Broncos would've known Allen could lead the Bills of all teams to the playoffs, they would've took him IMO. We still would've got Leonard in a re-do which is funny. No Nelson though. If the Giants knew how dominant Nelson was going to be they would've drafted him. He controls the whole O.Line and gives his Line an attitude.
Yeah. The good drafting of Ballard will bite us in the butt soon. Too many will demand (rightfully so) lots of cash and difficult decision will need to be made. I think Smith will get offered top dollar by many teams, same with Nelson, Leonard and several others. I'm fine with Eason and Kelly being the only QB's under contract next season. Not much cash invested there. Eason could prove to be a starter talent. But either way, with only about a million in QB cap hit, the team could bring a veteran in or resign Rivers. I think Kelly is a free agent after this season.