Here is where we were at the end of the season:
Yikes. That's bad. How have we upgraded so far?
TE: Gonzalez, Cottam, J. Collins
LT: Albert, Taylor, Carnahan
LG: Waters, De La Puente
C: Niswanger, W. Smith
RG: A. Jones, E. Harrison, T. Washington
RT: McIntosh, Richardson
WR: Bowe, ENGRAM, COPPER, Bradley, Franklin, CJ JONES
QB: CASSEL, Thigpen, Croyle, MArtin
RB: L. Johnson, Charles, K. Smith, Savage, Battle
LDE: Hali, McBride
NT: Tyler, Dorsey, Jackson
RDE: Babin, Boone, Johnston
OLB: VRABEL, D. Williams, ROBERTSON
ILB: Boiman, Dacus
OLB: D. Johnson, C. MAYS
LCB: Carr, DANIELS, Colclough
FS: Page, McGraw, Celestin
SS: Pollard, Morgan
RCB: Flowers, Leggett
KR: Savage, Robinson
Please post a more accurate depth chart if you can, I'm sure I've left people out and have some things wrong.
Anyway, the point is, we have made some upgrades but a lot of work remains. I'd like to see 2 more new starters in the OL, one or 2 more at DL and a couple more linebackers. Pick up 3 or 4 more new starters, slide the incumbents down the chart, and we don't look that bad, especially in the AFC West. I'd say it's realistic to pick up 1 or 2 new starters from the draft. So if we can get 2 more new starters in free agency and from other teams cuts, that would be a really great offseason, filling most of the big holes.
Most of the time, that would be unrealistic to pick up that many new starters, up this team had so many holes, it's not that hard to add that many new starters.