Should have kept – G Michael Dunn
Michael Dunn played really well for the XFL’s Seattle Dragons before the league collapsed in on itself. Dunn isn’t the most flashy of prospects but one thing this team needs is versatility. That’s how you plug multiple holes on a depth chart without overloading one position entirely (*cough FIVE TIGHT ENDS cough*). Dunn is able to play guard and tackle on both sides of the line. He’s strong and nimble and had the technique to be drafted the year he came out but a shoulder injury limited what he was able to do in the combine and his stock fell.
Dunn’s NFL potential is largely unexplored, so it is impossible to know if he could start in a pinch or even take over for Wyatt Tellar should the obvious happen, or for Jedrick Wills if he’s slow to pick up the offense and new techniques.
Should have cut (traded) – TE David Njoku
Five tight ends. What are they thinking? Three tight ends, sure. Three tight ends and five wide receivers is standard fair for NFL teams. Six wide receivers for teams that is a pass-happy offense also make sense. Five tight ends, and six wide receivers for a run-first team? That’s like worrying about the special effects budget on a community theater production of Fiddler on the Roof. Who worries about the VFX budget for Fiddler?
David Njoku could probably try his hand at receiver, might as well considering the depth on the tight end side of things, but ultimately we’re into year number four of the Njoku era and Nero had a more glorious tenure as the top dog of his position in Rome. Njoku won’t be here for much longer, not unless something drastic happens. Makes little sense to keep him at all if you’re going to carry four other guys at his position. Three of which do things better than he does, and the fourth is on this list as well.