thanks i forgott to say Woody at C. and rookie guards will only be a slight problem for the first few games, by mid season our line should be rolling over opponents front 7
I'm not opposed to drafting two interior linemen, but I have a slightly different strategy. I would leave Woody at RG and temporarily leave Raiola at C. I know you think he's too weak, but if he's used properly (i.e. blocking down... slants and such.. traps, and pulls) he can be very effective. I would draft an OG (Davin Joseph is my favorite this year, followed by Mark Setterstorm) in the third round, and either Mangold or Elsinger in the 2nd round. I would play the rookie behind Raiola for a year, and shop Raiola on the following year. There should be an immediate upgrade on the OL with the rookie LG replacing DeMulling/Kosier. Kosier was out of position and DeMulling didn't seem to have all of the right physical tools to get the job done. He too can be used in certain instances, but is not a complete OG IMO.
The best part is, we wouldn't even have to trade down to get it done. A trade down would be preferred as I would then take Hali or Huff with my first round pick to help the defense out, and that decision would depend on FA. Our ability to pick up Chris Hope or resign Kalimba (or sign one of the top DE's in FA) would be the determining factor. If we can get both spots filled MLB would become top priority, and should be given consideration as top priority (meaning evaluate the Holmes/Lewis/Lehman situation) regardless. Trading down would possibly allow us to draft both a DE and FS and still go ahead with my proposed plan of drafting two interior linemen, but I don't think it's a must. FA and our first round pick should be good enough to address the D. It's pretty solid as it is...