This is how I see things: We are all in on Tannehill, but we need a backup to him if he get hurts. Now the playoffs tell us we need a clutch QB. I'm not sure that's Tannehill, but I do think he's the leader on offense we need. Besides, he's Gase's guy and I'm not going to foist a QB on Gase that he doesn't want. They're talking about a drafting his backup, but I'd like to see if I couldn't get Mark Sanchez cheaply, or even bring back Matt Moore for another year. I don't see anyone else on the market I can get cheaply that could spell Tannehill in relief competently. I firmly believe you can't be a SB contender if you don't have a strong DL that doesn't wear out in the 4th quarter. You need pass rushers. I also think you need to be able to run the ball in the 4th quarter reliably, something we can't do. So I see OL and pass rushers as huge needs this offseason. I know we need to solve our coverage problems. We can't cover TE's, slot receivers, etc. But I think the NFL is evolving where a 4-2-5 becomes a reality. LB's aren't a premium position, CB's and Safeties are. We have one of the best SS's in football in Jones, our problem is FS and a LB to cover in pass protection. We have another SS in McDonald who may well translate to the hybrid Safety/LB we need to cover slot and TE's. I hope so, I'm banking on it, otherwise, I have no idea why we signed him. CB wise, I'm happy, I really don't see it as a position of need, though if Denver really drops Aqib Talib, I'd take a shot. We don't have much salary cap room and I don't want to be a big player in it. I'll wait till 2019 when things free up. My FA strategy (the basics, I'm not getting into every spot on the bottom the roster.) Cut Timmons, Julius Thomas and restructure Branch to free up Cap space. I'm letting Jarvis Landry go. Too expensive for a slot receiver. I've got Grant and a practice squad full of WR's to replace him with. SIGNED PLAYERS Name Position Cap Hit Michael Thomas S 1,000,000 a yr (2yrs) Ja\'Wuan James G 6,000,000 a yr (4yrs = 6 million a year, 35% guaranteed.) We need OL help, so why let him go? Cody Parkey K 1,000,000 a yr (2yrs) Dion Lewis RB, 3,000,000 a yr (2yrs) The workhorse back we need to compliment Drake. Damien Williams RB 2,000,000 a yr (2yrs) perfect backup who knows the system. I will entertain bringing in Vontae Davis as a FS for the right price. I know he's a CB but I keep hearing he'd be a fine FS, which we badly need. (Does anyone know it that's really true?) I want Mark Sanchez or Matt Moore to come back as Bup QB on the cheap. I badly want Martavius Bryant, WR Pittsburgh. I want to offer him 5-6 million a year for 4yrs with a percentage of that based on behavior. Yes, he's had off season problems that got him suspended for a year, is a bit of a headcase, but he's dynamic. He can go to the house on any play, which makes him a better signing than Landry. Going into the draft, and using Fan Speak's draft simulator on difficult, many times with trading options to produce as realistic as a draft as I can, I've tailored my draft to not only fix our holes, but enhance us to playoff contender. (I ignore things like Mayfield or Barkley dropping to the second round.) I've looked at this many times, and I'm sure things will change after the combine, but this is how I see it so far. With 4-6 QB's going earlier, some surefire top 5 players could fall us to at pick 1-11. I understand in the first round you should always go BPA regardless of position unless it's QB. You want to grab a playmaker. Derwin James should be there for us, as should be one of the LB's Edmunds or Smith. Heck, I badly want Marcus Davenport, DE there, but we drafted Harris last year so I'm not sure drafting another project is the best way to go with the first pick. The problem is I just don't see a play maker I'm in love with, or on that fits our schemes or the new reality of the NFL. Derwin James is a SS, not a true FS, I have McMillian and Kiko as inside LB's, and no WR just says take me. And most of my draft simulations tell me that there will be a run on OL in the first round through the second. My desired scenario, which I think is realistic is to trade down, because I've identified sleepers I want in the middle rounds but don't have all the picks I need if I stay at 1-11, which other teams should covet to get one of the playmakers. It's actually realistic to trade down into the mid 20's and pick up an extra 2nd and third rounder. So: 1-22 and I'm taking Isaiah Winn, G, Billy Price G-C, or even OT Mike McGlinchey. I want a play and plug LG that could move to a different position if necessary. 2-10 I'm taking a TE. DALLAS GOEDERT or TROY FUMAGALLI should be here. A dynamic TE is a must. I'd take Mark Andrews too, but I think he goes before that. 2-24 I'm flipping for two 3's because I have sleepers I want to grab in the mid rounds. 3-11 EDGE CHAD THOMAS, MIAMI (my new sleeper pass rusher now that Marcus Davenport rose so high.) 3-20 QB LUKE FALK WASHINGTON STATE (Supposedly a Kurt Cousins type I think that will make the perfect back up to Tannehill) 3-26 S JUSTIN REID STANFORD (I've examined all the safeties hard. So many project at SS or Hybrid when we need a true FS. He's not the fastest, but probably the smartest and should be one half of what we need to fix our coverage problems) 3-30 WR EQUANIMEOUS ST. BROWN NOTRE DAME (A potential dynamic receiver to replace Parker. May fall to here because he had a lousy QB) If he's not here, just skip and move everyone below up. 4-11 LB DORIAN O'DANIEL CLEMSON (A sleeper I covet highly. He's the LB that is great in pass coverage, the second part to solving that damning problem.) 4-30 G TIMON PARRIS STONY BROOK (a project to develop to back up our starting line.) 6-9 WR BRAXTON BERRIOS MIAMI (The next Wes Welker.) 7-5 RB JAYLEN SAMUELS NORTH CAROLINA STATE (Gase should have some fun working him into the lineup as FB or HB) 7-11 QB LOGAN WOODSIDE TOLEDO (Poorman's Drew Brees to put on the practice squad to develop.) Alternately if I can't move down, I'll still find a way to get an extra third round pick. 1-10 Quenton Nelson, or OT Mike McGlinchey, or Isaiah Winn, or G, Billy Price G-C 2-10 TE. DALLAS GOEDERT or TROY FUMAGALLI 3-11 EDGE CHAD THOMAS, MIAMI 3-26 S JUSTIN REID STANFORD 4-11 LB DORIAN O'DANIEL CLEMSON 4-20 QB LUKE FALK WASHINGTON STATE, or MIKE WHITE, KENTUCKY 6-9 WR BRAXTON BERRIOS MIAMI 7-5 RB JAYLEN SAMUELS NORTH CAROLINA STATE OR WR 7-11 C or OL or WR Feel free to chime in, offer different possibilities, etc. As I said, I was trying to be realistic, if I had my way we trade up to draft Mayfield. I'm just trying to find players to fill the holes we have while making this a better team.