Cuts: Lots of them. We have a lot of overpaid players and the team can create lots of cap space by releasing them.
1. Thomas Decoud (FS) - Can't cover or tackle.
2. Osi Uminyiora (DE) - Too expensive and upgrade the position in Free Agency.
3. Asante Samuel (CB) - Way to expensive and old. Our CB duo from last draft is ready to take over.
4. Garrett Reynolds (OG) - Doesn't have a future on this team.
5. Stephen Nicholas (OLB) - He is terrible.
6. Jason Snelling (RB) - Going with younger running backs.
7. Steven Jackson (RB) - Can get cheaper at the position. Jacquizz Rodgers, Antoine Smith, and RB in draft should be a solid running back by committee for a primary passing attack.
8. Kroy Biermann (OLB/DE) - Isn't as effective as he needs to be and is coming off a major injury.
9. Matt Bryant (K) - Too much money in the Kicker position.
Resign Players: We have some Free Agents of our own to bring back.
1. Corey Peters (DT) - Plays the run well. Coming off an injury should lower his price tag.
2. Jonathan Babineaux (DT) - Babs should come cheap and can still be an impact player.
3. Robert McClain (Nickel) - Nickel corner with Alford and Trufant starting.
4. Joe Hawley (C/OG) - Should compete with Konz for starting center.
5. Mike Johnson (OT/OG) - Cross trained at multiple positions in the line. Should come cheap coming off injury.
Free Agency: Two major signings that puts play makers on both side of the ball.
2. Michael Johnson (DE) - Former Tech player returns to Atlanta. He can bring a lot of pass rush and also plays the run well.
Draft: I gave us an extra 4th rounder compensatory pick from losing Grimes.
1st Round Pick: Jake Matthews (OT) - Franchise Left Tackle.
2nd Round Pick: Gabe Jackson (OG) - Starting RG that adds a force in the run game.
3rd Round Pick: Michael Sam (OLB) - Good blitzing linebacker. Would add much needed depth at LB.
4th Round Pick: Terrence Brooks (FS) - Starting FS. Huge upgrade over Decoud.
4th Round Comp Pick: Calvin Barnett (DT) - Solid depth added to the def tackles.
5th Round Pick: James Wilder Jr. (RB) - Big Running back for power run game to replace SJax.
6th Round Pick: Taylor Hart (DE) - Big DE that is quick off the snap and can bull rush. Should compete with Goodman.
7th Round Pick: Anthony Fera (K) - Replaces Matt Bryant.