we're talking a lot of Jordan, Ansah, Montgomery's, etc with a 1st Rd pick. That could change with a free agent signing. The Loomis magic for finding free agent money will be tested strongly. I'm thinking one impact free agent might be an optimistic goal.
If ya wanna use those bucks for THE most important need you sign a pass rusher. HERE
is the PFF ranking of them for the 2012 season.
Note Michael Johnson who would be my first choice if he came in being not a full fledged bank buster.
Galette is #6 overall and the highest ranked RFA. Prolly will take a 2nd Rd tender
Freeney -0.5 and Osi 0.7 look like stop gap fillers at this pt in their careers. Would be good paired with someone like Ansah that might be a little slower out of the gate.
McBride sure ended up a disappointment for two years (-3.9)
Idonije might be an interesting player that can bring some pass rush playing inside or out