A lot of people are talking about how much money we need to pour into our offense to make it better. I disagree. After seeing the defense that Seattle put on the field, and then watched it completely dismantle the best offense in the game, I'm thinking we need to emulate their D rather than Denvers O.
With the #1 pick I would pick one of the top 3 Tight Ends that should be availalbe. This would only change if their was a monster DL left on the board like Nix. At which point I would use the second round to pick a TE.
On offense we still have Amendola (who I haven't given up on yet) with. I expect Dobson to have a solid second year, and Boyce could be given the return job if Edleman prices himself out of NE. This will be a make or break year for Gronk, literally. He's either going to make all the doubters shut it, or he's going to break something else and be out the door. A budget veteran signing combined with the other young receivers could make this group solid. As for RB's, we have them, and a good group at that. A key will be Blount, would be nice to hold this monster for one more year. Offensive line is where we need to pay some attention in the draft and FA. I would even bring in Incognito. Laugh if you want, he's Mankins but with a bigger mouth, and I think that mouth would be much better controlled here.
On to D. We will have a bunch of key returns, but still there's work here that needs doing. First step is to sign Talib. Next, address that line and Strong Safety position. There's a handful of Free Agent Safeties that are aboslute beasts. Let's make a run at one of them. As for the line, we discovered some pleasant surprises when trying to plug the gaping holes with the loss of Wilfork and Kelly. Both should return, another key draft prospect and we could be solid here.
Before the injuries we were looking at having one of the better defenses in the league. With some luck and a couple pieces, we could be looking at that again. That more than anything is what we need.