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I am Matt Williamson with Yardbarker here at the combine in Indianapolis, bringing you my NFC West preview, starting with the Cardinals.
Good things happen for the Cardinals. They look to have a foundation with a quarterback, coach in place. There should be an excellent receiver or maybe defensive tackle, certainly offensive tackle available for them in Round 1. Maybe they could luck into Derrick Brown.
They have some cap space, but not an overly amount to spend.
They did already lock up DJ Humphries, starting tackle, and Kenyan Drake is really their only big decision, an unrestricted free agent. I don't know how much it costs, but they probably don't want to invest a lot in the running back position.
Still, they've got a lot to do with this roster. The offensive line needs help. They need more playmakers around Kyler Murray. Pretty much everything on defense needs addressed, so it's still a work in progress,
The Rams have a very top-heavy roster. They might have to rebuild the entire offensive line. They got a lot invested in several big-name guys, and they need more depth and more of a middle class.
As usual, they don't have a first-round pick — and very minimal cap space.
Some of their unrestricted free agents include Dante Fowler, Andrew Whitworth, Michael Brockers, Cory Littleton and even Blake Bortles. Backup quarterbacks costs money.
The Niners, runner-up in the Super Bowl, picking 31st, also don't have a ton of cap space.
Can they stay on top? I tend to think so.
I think they're super well-coached, have a really good roster. They've done some great roster-building, but Emmanuel Sanders up for free agency. Jimmie Ward had a really good season for them, as did Arik Armstead. Both those of those from a great defense are up for free agency.
There is a great core in place, though, with San Francisco, so I don't think they're going anywhere.
Seattle is such an interesting team because, frankly, I don't think their roster's all that great, but I still think Russell Wilson is the premier player in the NFL.
With all respect to Pat Mahomes, Wilson does more with less than anyone in the league, and it keeps his team highly, highly relevant.
They have the most cap space in the division, but still they're kind of just middle of the road in that regard.
They did already signed Greg Olsen. It looks like he'll be their starting tight end, at least for this year. Jadeveon Clowney's up for free agency. I would think they'll consider franchising him.
They have some others of note, too, but mostly defensive linemen, including Jarran Reed — a player I like quite a bit.
This defensive line could use a lot of work, and frankly, the whole roster could use quite a bit. The offensive line isn't great. The receivers are pretty decent. The running backs are pretty decent, but Wilson makes it all go.
Thanks so much.
I am Matt Williamson from Yardbarker. Take care.
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