I mocked up a potential 2014 depth chart, but going with all the info from the first few posts I can see possible huge holes at these spots:
Right Defensive End
One or both Outside Linebacker
These will depend on if the young guys fill their roles or not. That means:
Morgan, Stills(or one of the many others) WR
Armstead, Harris, Jones T
Hicks, Johnson, Walker DE
Galette, Wilson, Butler, Broughton, C. Thomas, R. Johnson, Shipman OLB
White, Sweeting CB
Abdul-Quddus, Vaccaro S
For vets to bring back we may need:
Smith, Brown, Strief T
Coleman, Smith, Richardson DE
Jenkins, Leonhard S
Possible cuts creating holes:
Greer, Robinson CB
Should things take a turn for the worse we could need a tight end and center also. Tight end less so because we have Watson, but at center we have no proven guys.
Personally I think realistically the biggest holes may be one of the tackle and one of the safety spots.
I think someone will step up as a speed receiver, at least one of the tackle spots will be claimed by a young guy, defensive end will be filled in, at least 2 guys will step up at outside linebacker, we won't cut both Greer and Robinson(if we cut either), and Vaccaro will fill one of the safety spots.
It's very realistic that Jenkins and Harper may not be here next year, and that's the main reason I think they went safety in the first. We could have been looking at no true starting safeties(however bad they have been, it could be worse) in 2014 instead of one potential guy.
I'm still hopeful for IAQ to keep developing but I don't think his upside is very high. I think he could be a decent starter if all goes well.
I think one of the young guys will claim the right tackle spot, if not this year than next year. I'm iffy on whether we can fill the left tackle spot and that could continue into next season.
This post was edited on 5/5 at 10:29 am