The season is over. We've had a day to let it sink in, and now the is an offseason of moves awaiting us, starting with our current coaching staff. Still, as long as Carroll and Schneider are here, we'll have the long term personnel and scheme stability this team needs to take the next step, and after three years we're starting to get a feel for what they are looking for.
Pete more than hinted that they will continue to address the pass rush with multiple players being added. We also need to look at potential key losses at CB and OLB and grades along the OL and at WR. We are picking 25th overall.
All that being said, here are some preliminary college players I will be keeping an eye on during the offseason events:
DT Sheldon Richardson - my current fav
DT Shariff Floyd
DE Alex Okafor - strong all around DE
DE Ezekial Ansah - raw as dirt, but extremely athletic and has only played two years of football. Screams John Schneider.
Xavier Rhodes - the only first round grade press corner. BIG. BIG. BIG and physical.
David Amerson - another big corner with HS background at safety, but has played zone almost entirely in his scheme. Can he transition to man?
OG Chance Warmack
OG/C Barrett Jones - versatile and technically flawless, Jones started one season each at RG, LT and C and played each extremely well. Not a mauler, but excellent in pass pro and blocking at the second level.
Corderelle Patterson - raw JUCO transfer is long, lean, and fast. Huge upside
Robert Woods - the opposite of Patterson. Polished and experienced and what you see is what you get. A Tim Ruskell pick IMO.
Da'rick Rogers. - off field concerns will keep him off some teams boards entirely, but the kid is a beast. Love him in the 2nd round.