As Gut said the GM has to look years down the road to plan his strategy and it is this fact that makes OLBer our biggest need by far. Neither Orakpo or Morgan are signed for 2019...Do you feel good about extending either of them with big $$$ deals this offseason??? I sure don't. JR was trying to get ahead of this by drafting Dodd 2 yrs ago, but that has blown up in his face. Who in FA this yr do you go after??? Not much their who are better than what we have so I don't think we pay big money for a FA. I think we try to sign Walden again to a 2-3 yr deal so we have him at least on the roster in 2019. Some have said to get Khalil Mack when he becomes a free agent...for one you can't count on him becoming a free agent and from a cap standpoint you don't want to be paying top dollar for an edge rusher when you also have to pay your LT and QB. We invested heavily in Ryans and used a 1st on Jackson...we aren't hitting the draft early at CB this yr. We invested in WR in the draft last yr....those guys need to grow up and so we don't need to add more youth. I will be totally shocked if our 1st pick isn't defensive front 7 player and more than likely an edge rusher. Need you impact defensive players on cheap salaries while you pay big time for your QB and LT. Personally I'd look to extend Byard this yr...sure we could have him for cheap for another year or 2, but why not lock him up for cheaper now than it will cost you later with salary inflation and if he makes more pro bowls....pay the kid and set the precedent for other young guys that we will pay you early if you earn it.