Lets play armchair GM.
Existing teams may protect one quarterback and 10 additional import players, while only being able to select, at maximum, two quarterbacks in the draft. Ottawa will select one import player from each existing team in this round.
Starting with QB
Well the safe bet is to protect Henry here.
Can this team go in to next year with Dan LeFevour as your starting QB?
Probably not but would Ottawa pick up an aging FA with a big ticket in Burris with hopes of signing him...MAYBE, they need to sell tickets and Henry would give INSTANT credibility to the team. Would Ottawa even want LeFevour with other options available?
I say protect Henry.
Gable, Figueroa, Simmons, Ellingson, Boudreaux are my easy top 5.
McCollough (26), Breaux (24) are young DBs, coach loves Murray's versatility, Bakari Grant and
Norwood round out my 10.
I hate to leave off Tasker and Bowman but the team really has struggled to find good "D-lineman" so I need Norwood.
Existing teams may protect six total non-import players. Ottawa will select one non-import player from each existing team in this round.
Fantuz, Wojt, Bulcke, and Stephens are mandatory.
I can't let Plesius go so I protect him and Bartel.
HOPING Dyakowski's knee injury scares off Ottawa. Without knowledge of this injury it makes it difficult to know whether he will be ready for camp or not. If he will be ready for camp he HAS to be protected.
That means bye-bye Giguere.
The Ticat brass knows the likely hood of being able to resign Giguere or if he has eyes for Montreal which has been reported.
Also whether or not guys like Hage would be pissed off if not protected. Remembering back the last dispersal draft killed our O-Line as we lost 2 starters. One Import and 1-Non Import.
Have at it folks...it is NOT easy.