We invested a lot of cash last year in a heavy NT in Harrison and a pressure 3t in Daniels. This while we knew we had Hand coming back and A’Shawn. That was supposed to be our core. There is a very real chance that we lose 3 out of those 4 this offseason. They will need to be replaced and it’s pretty obvious to me, with the build from the middle out mindset, that this spots will be high investment. So:
Shelton replaces Snacks (I think you quit before you leave and I think Harrison is out)
Hargraves replaces Daniels (Kid has a high motor, is young and can pressure). A lower budget option that I was a big fan of coming out was Andrew Billings for depth.
That would leave us with Hand, Flowers and Okwara coming back, plus I tend to count Kennard as basically an EDGE on the left side.
Hand is a good player, but his low cost and coming off injury should not prevent us from investing in a better version up top like a TD for Brown or TD / TU for Kinlaw. Or adding a guy lower like R.Davis out of Bama. These guys can play that 5t/3t role and improve the quality of our depth with Hand coming off the bench.
LDE could be improved and there are some options in FA and the draft. Maybe a small TU from the 2nd for Gross-Matos, or if we want to dip back into FA with Ngaukoe or Judon.
I’d like to upgrade Kennard and there are several options. Barrett, Dupree, Fowler or as painful as it would be… Van Noy.
So as Husker said, there are a lot of Dline options this season in FA and the draft so I expect a lot of attention, especially if we shed Harrison, A’Shawn and Daniels.