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Some of my favorites:

3. Kevin Zeitler, G, Bengals. Age: 27
Kevin Zeitler is one of the jewels of the 2017 NFL free agency class. He's been one of the top guards in the league over the past several seasons, possessing no weaknesses in his game. There's no reason for Zeitler to decline either, as he'll turn just 27 in March.

6. Andrew Norwell, G, Panthers. Age: 25
Carolina's offensive line was a mess this past season, but the lone bright spot throughout the entire year was Andrew Norwell. The 25-year-old was outstanding in both pass protection and run blocking, and given that he's so young, he could even be better in 2017 and 2018.

11. A.J. Bouye, CB, Texans. Age: 26
A.J. Bouye came out of nowhere to have a Pro Bowl season for the Texans. Bouye was just a reserve/special-teamer prior to 2016, but he inexplicably turned into a shutdown cornerback. I'm hesitant to give him anything more than four stars because he could be a one-year wonder, but Bouye is set to earn a big contract this offseason.

13. Trumaine Johnson, CB, Rams. Age: 27
Trumaine Johnson is an excellent cornerback who has about four more years remaining in his prime, given that he just turned 27. Johnson struggles to tackle, but he's phenomenal as a cover cornerback.

19. Logan Ryan, CB, Patriots. Age: 26
Logan Ryan struggled to start the 2016 campaign, but bounced back and performed on a very high level once again down the stretch. Ryan has been great the past two years, and he's only 26 in February, so he should be able to play well for quite a while.

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They also have positional rankings.
 

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Zach Orr LB, Melvin Ingram EDGE, Martellus Bennett TE, Steph Gilmore CB, Logan Ryan CB, Ronald Leary OG, Kevin Zeitler OG. Hope we can get 1 or 2 of these guys.
 

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John Madden was always adamant that he would invest heavily in offensive linemen and cornerbacks if he was building a team from scratch. I agree with him. (even with my old offensive lineman bias):rolleyes: Any of those guys would help us.
 
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John Madden was always adamant that he would invest heavily in offensive linemen and cornerbacks if he was building a team from scratch. I agree with him. (even with my old offensive lineman bias):rolleyes: Any of those guys would help us.
Just so happens that guard and corner are probably the strongest positions in free agency this year. I really hope we sign one of each. With at least one being a player listed in the OP.
 

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I'll take Melvin Ingram-he's hitting his prime and we need a veteran rusher, imo
Stephon Gilmore-I have seen him at his best, I like
Leary-dude has a chip on his shoulder, I love those types of players
 
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If we could pull off Fleener and Fairley last year. Surely we can sign one of the better guards and corners with all the cap room we have this year. I can't wait to see who we go after. Is it March yet??
 

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I'm tired of getting burned for paying FA's with the payload of a Brinks truck! Personally, I like Larry Warford, considering the amount of money that Kevin Zeitler is going to garner.
 
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I'm tired of getting burned for paying FA's with the payload of a Brinks truck! Personally, I like Larry Warford, considering the amount of money that Kevin Zeitler is going to garner.
Yep if I listed one more guy it would've been Warford. But if Norwell and Warford are in the same price range, I'd prefer Norwell. Norwell reminds me of Carl Nicks. 6'6 325, 25 years old, and is good in both the run game and pass blocking.
 

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We got some money to play with and I fully expect Loomis to find some more money by getting an extension or restructure of a contract somewhere along the line.

DE, OG, and CB can be rightly squared away if we snag the right players.
 
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We got some money to play with and I fully expect Loomis to find some more money by getting an extension or restructure of a contract somewhere along the line.

DE, OG, and CB can be rightly squared away if we snag the right players.
I'd rather a LB over a DE.
 
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If we could pull off Fleener and Fairley last year. Surely we can sign one of the better guards and corners with all the cap room we have this year. I can't wait to see who we go after. Is it March yet??
I'd go one step further and say we could probably sign 4-5 top tier players with the way Loomis can make some contracts work.
 

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Kevin Zeitler OG
Jamie Collins DE/OLB
Stephon Gilmore/Trumaine Johnson CB

If we can come away with the top OG in Zeitler and a stud pass rusher with versatility to do a little bit of all with Collins then watch out! Zeitler and Collins need to be our main priority giving Brees the best protection he needs immediately and the pass rusher to get the ball back in his hands.

Landing Zeitler instantly puts our OLine in the discussion as best OLines with the Cowboys. Filling the RG position with one of the best in the NFL would be huge. Armstead/Unger/Zeitler gives you a trio that are all top 5 or even 3 at their positions. I still believe Peat is the future RT and adding Zeitler allows us to then put the best LG at RT on the field. If Striefs time is up then IMO Peat moves to RT and we let the OGs we have on the team now along with our draft picks battle it out at LG.

Collins is exactly what we need on defense in our front 7. He can be the speed rusher opposite Cam to get after the QB. Also has the versatility to drop in coverage. He can play near all LB positions in a 3-4 and 4-3 while also playing DE in the 4-3. Don't come across many defenders with his skill set period. We have $ to spend and a guy who fits exactly what we need in our front 7. I say we pay the $ and bring him in. Adding Collins instantly changes our front 7 with a pass rush that can be flat out scary.

Don't think we would have the $ to sign Gilmore or Johnson after signing Zeitler/Collins. If we could somehow squeeze them in we would have near every hole filled on this roster. Both of these CBs can be studs and would fit in very well for us. Our CBs healthy along with one of these guys has potential to be one of the better groups in the NFL. If one of these guys would be to expensive on top of our 2 big FA signing then CB is a position I would not mind addressing in the draft. A few potential studs who will be available when we pick.
 

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