With all the official start of free agency coming, let’ s take a look at how GENERAL MOTORS Steve Keim might approach the various tiers of free agents. With the little league year set to start on March thirteen, free agency chatter will be constructing steadily for the next three days or so. MMQB added to the hype earlier this week when they released their own list of the top 100 NFL free of charge agents.
Although the Redbirds have already additional a few players (Robert Alford, Brooks Reed, Charles Clay), GM Sam Keim is far from done with this particular free agent class, especially provided the team’ s many needs— O-line, D-Line, LB, WR. Knowing that, let’ s go through the MMQB listing and see which players he could end up being targeting.
Note: While it’ h easy to say we should try to indication all the top players— Jadeveon Clowney! C. J. Mosley! Nick Foles! that’ s not exactly how free agency works. Rather, I’ ll pick one player from every tier who would be a good target— one from the top 20, a single from the top 40, etc . To keep things interesting, I’ ll list a secondary focus on in each tier as well.
Most of the top free agents this season are usually defensive players. Our defense do underperform in 2018, but there is certainly still a lot of talent here, plus we’ ll trust that Vance Joseph can get the unit playing in a high level again in 2019. No requirement to break the bank on defense (although we are going to address it later).
Instead, our own top priority in free agency ought to be surrounding Josh Rosen with more skill. After rookie Christian Kirk took place last season, the WR corps was as joke around Lewis Fitzgerald— especially outside. Enter Tyrell Williams.