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I'm debating what tag to use on Bushrod, Transition=4th Franchise= !&3. I know tags take cap space even without a contract. I'm assuming he is back, most of my day 3 picks are considered reaches by CBS sports.
My draft board:
1) Dion Jordan-DE Oregon
Option b: Ezekial Ansah DE/OLB BYU
Option C: Xavier Rhodes CB FSU
Option D: Jesse Williams DT Bama

3) Brandon Jenkins DE FSU
Option B: Sean Porter OLB Texas A&m
Option c: Margus Hunt DE SMU

4) Devin Taylor- DE South Carolina
Option b: Kwame Geather-NT Georgia
Option c: Menelik Watson- RT FSU

5) Marcus Davis- wr Va. Tech
Option b: Terron Armstead LT Ark. PINE BLUFF
Option C: Everett Dawkins DT FSU
Option D: Chris Harper WR KSU

6) Ray Ray Armstrong- S-Miami
Option B: Devonte Holloman OLB South Carollina
Option C: Rick Wagner- OT Wisconsin

7) Anthony McCloud-DT FSU
Option B: Corey Fuller WR- Va. Tech
Option C: Craig Roh DE- Michigan
 

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I want the Saints to get more than one pass rusher out of this stacked draft. If we get Jordan and then Jenkins I'd be one happy guy. Not too sure about anything afterwards.
 

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You are going to be screwed when someone like Chicago overpays for Bushrod. We can't afford to tag him.
 
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You are going to be screwed when someone like Chicago overpays for Bushrod. We can't afford to tag him.


NFL.com: Franchise Tag Numbers "Tentatively Set" - Cincy Jungle
POSITION FRANCHISE TRANSITION
Quarterback $14.642 $12.845
Defensive End $10.984 $8.994
Cornerback $10.668 $8.939
Wide Receiver $10.357 $8.716
Offensive Lineman $9.660 $8.560
Linebacker $9.455 $8.216
Defensive Tackle $8.306 $6.910
Running Back $8.079 $6.851
Safety $6.798 $5.899
Tight End $5.962 $5.105
Kicker/Punter $2.926 $2.654

I fear you may be correct.


I hate busting huevos, but completely uninformative thread titles slow people down.

Wasn't the title My Board clear enough?
 

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NFL.com: Franchise Tag Numbers "Tentatively Set" - Cincy Jungle
POSITION FRANCHISE TRANSITION
Quarterback $14.642 $12.845
Defensive End $10.984 $8.994
Cornerback $10.668 $8.939
Wide Receiver $10.357 $8.716
Offensive Lineman $9.660 $8.560
Linebacker $9.455 $8.216
Defensive Tackle $8.306 $6.910
Running Back $8.079 $6.851
Safety $6.798 $5.899
Tight End $5.962 $5.105
Kicker/Punter $2.926 $2.654

I fear you may be correct.


I hate busting huevos, but completely uninformative thread titles slow people down.

Wasn't the title My Board clear enough?

Let's put those numbers into context for a second... We are currently around about $15m over next years extimated salary cap. The figures you listed are a ONE YEAR guaranteed salary for a player (Bushrod) who, as yet, is not counted towards next years salary cap! So in other words, franchising Bushrod would move us around about $25million over next years cap before cuts are made. Who here thinks Loomis, wizard that he is, will be able to trim $25m from our current wage bill???

Not to mention that Bushrod was graded as the least effective member of our OL by both Football Outsiders and Pro Football Focus in their end of year grades. Not only can't we afford to tag him, it would be bad business even if we could!

Bottom line: I highly doubt we'll see Bushrod playing for us next season and we will need to find a new LT with very little money to use in FA!
 
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Judging by recent history, we don't pick OL early, that makes Lane Johnson unlikely. I'm not convinced Brown can stay healthy. Maybe we go OT in the 3rd, not sure who would be there.
 

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Judging by recent history, we don't pick OL early, that makes Lane Johnson unlikely. I'm not convinced Brown can stay healthy. Maybe we go OT in the 3rd, not sure who would be there.

I don't know why everyone is assuming Joeckel and Fisher will be gone. The Eagles and Cards could well go after Long, Clady and/or Albert in FA. If they did there is every chance one of the those guys could fall to us.
 
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If Fisher or Joeckel is there at 15, I'd do a happy dance.
 

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