In an article posted here a few days ago that I must have missed it talked about Ozzie being confident he will get "his coveted WR"...but who exactly is that? Ozzie says he already knows who he wants and that they will be available over the next few months of the offseason. However Ozzie leaves specifics out of the equation.
It sounds to me like Ozzie has his mind set on a FA WR that he wants...but he could just be talking about Mike Evans or a potential draft choice he has his sights on...or maybe BOTH!!! Lord knows we need all the receivers we can afford.
So who could this coveted mystery WR be?
1. Julian Edelman: He had a career year posting 100/1000/6TD and could come at a cheaper price too. You might say the Patriots would want to retain him, but they have Danny Amendola with 4 years left under contract and up and comers Kenbrell Thompkins and Aaron Dobson. Julian Edelman would be a huge upgrade to our passing game and could be that weapon that oz was talking about who could move the chains and get some yards after the catch too. Edelman would be a great fit for us.
2. Miles Austin- The Cowboys are set to release Miles Austin this offseason, and if he is, Ozzie has another talented and cheaper option to consider. Austin is definitely a playmaker and a great all around WR...when he is healthy. But sometimes with injury prone players who have a lot of talent and potential, you have to take a shot on them. Austin had a good year in 2012 and thats what you have to bank on, I feel like Miles Austin would definitely help out our team. The Patriots took a shot on Danny Amendola last year on a pretty big contract given his injury concerns...although amendola missed some games...he still finished with respectable stats and made some big catches against the Colts in the playoffs. And Austin would come some where around a 2 year contract not worth much.
3. Big name WR- Dont be surprised if Ozzie does go after someone like Hakeem Nicks or Eric Decker.
4. Rookie WR- All in all I believe Ozzie will sign a free agent receiver AND draft one. But in the situation where ozzie doesnt make too big of a splash in FA there are a lot of good WRs in the draft. I like Mike Evans with our 1st rounder, or maybe BeckhamJR with the 2nd rounder.
So with Ozzie leering at WRs this offseason who do you think he is targeting for our team? Free agent...rookie draft prospect...both???
Edited by Purple_ICE 81, 13 January 2014 - 03:06 PM.