Picard is still a top end OLman, and could probably be used to bate a very high draft pick. I said during the expansion draft that I would have left Picard unprotected, and I would probably be looking at moving him. I is a stud on the line and a fan favorite, but the Riders are in a position to extend Watman and get younger. That would put them in a need to draft 1-2 on the OL again this season, and probably hit the FA market as well.
Priority on the OL is obviously re-signing Ben though, and going from there. He has a desire to stay close to the family farm, so I think they can do it with a minor discount. He will pull the plug for a good offer from Bomberland though.
Clark is only 26, so he still has potential, but he has been inconsistent. teams definitely hone in on him when he is in.
Best is concerning because he has been plagued with injury, but he is still one of the best in the game.
There are some really good OLmen in this draft. It could be one of the deepest in history. The Riders should be trading to get a fair shot at Addison Richards and Alex Mateas plus another early pick...perhaps Tyler Varga.
Right now the Riders have round 1, 2, 4 (Cats pick) 5, 6 and 7 plus whatever the conditional for Anderson was, and I have to assume that condition was not met. They should be looking, after the season, to package 1 from the OL, the 4th round pick, Hurl (sorry, they are not using him for what he is worth...put the resources elsewhere), Rod Williams, Adcock (perhaps), and MAYBE Clark for picks. You could package those players in different trades for a combination of players and picks. Ideally it would be nice to pick up a first or early second round pick.