Have we made our splash in free agency? We ended up with 1 good player in Berry and one potential player in Macklin. Are the Cards looking to cap it off in the draft? We are most likely only going to get 1 impact player in the draft. Either a WR, QB, OL, S, DT or maybe even a CB. Every other round is most likely only going to provide us with players with potential that need a season or two to develop. As it stands now, we need impact players in all of those positions with the possible exception of QB. We don't have enough high draft slots or cap room
to fill more than 2, possibly 3 of those positions. Which ones are going to be put on the back burner? I think they're all critical in making us competitive. Take into account that at least 3 players may not be what they were due to injuries. KVB, Starks and Clement.
DE just may be alright with a rotation of Berry, Johnson, Pace and King. If KVB isn't close to 100% healthy after June 1st, I could see the Cards cutting him.
DT is is in need unless coaching can really make a difference here. I think most people are in a agreement that we need a quality 2 gap DT here. This is the position that's going to make the defense work IF they can get pressure up the middle. If not, it's another long season. It won't matter who's in the secondary.
Speaking of the secondary, the Cards are really thin at CB unless Starks can make a full recovery. If he's not by the start of the season, I wouldn't be surprised to see them release him or make some kind of a trade to shore it up back there. The surprising thing is that the Cards don't seem to concerned about it. Maybe this is related to Greens so called "Big Surprise". Moving Wilson into a CB or NB position could help some but it leaves a gap at S.
The OL is going to be very weak on the right side with Davis moved to the left. Clements back injury, if not healed, may spell the end of him playing RT. He might be decent at RG but then who's going to be the RT.
WR is almost set. We need another threat here to go with Boldin and Johnson in Greenes system.
So it's going to depend on which one or two quality free agents we can still get as to who will be targeted in the draft and vice-a-versa. What seems to be apparent at this point though, is that we are going to be going into the season having to have some positions trying to compensate for others. If there are too many, then again, it's going to be another long season.