Likely not to mske the 53 this year, much less next year: Goodsen/Hundley
Will play this year only. (Due to replacements in house): Ryan/House Stop gaps.
Rollins needs to make the 53 this year, then play well in the slot to have a 50/50 chance next yr. So a long shot. Might not make the 53 this yr?
Kendricks needs to play well this year AND hope that the Packers don't decide to draft a TE in the first two rounds next year. But that's a long time from now.
Ripkowski and Montgomery have a better than 50/50 chance to make it next year. Ty has a skill set the other RBs don't have, although injury history is a question mark. Ripkowski is capable and in a low priority position. So unlikely to face high level competition.
That leaves us with the big four.
If Wilkerson plays all world, he will walk for a huge contract. If he merely plays excellently then he might get a really nice resigning bonus on a solid multi-year deal. Or they might draft (in the first round) a super talent to replace him. That N.O. rd 1 pick is hanging there for that to happen.
Cobb is versatile and if he plays really well could be a keeper but not likely at his current pay rate. He's not a number 1 receiver. If not playing top notch, he will play elsewhere.
Dix needs to play well this year. If so, he will be a priority resigning. Or be replaced.
CM3 has played well, but has been injury prone, missing a number of games. If he plays really well he will be the priority resigning. There is no obvious replacement for him. Biegel/Gilbert, either would need to be all world to make him redundant if he played really well.
My guess is they use the two no 1s next year to get pass rush. Either packaging them together to get a dominating DL player or one each OLB/DL with the two picks. That would be Wilkerson/CM3 replacements or possibly Perry's (two years out).
Big G little o. Go Green Bay!
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