My Free-Agent Fantasy Draft Team
The decision came down to this: I'd rather have an experienced Campbell than roll the dice on a Brian Hoyer, Drew Stanton or Chase Daniel, if I was trying to win right away in 2012. That's not to say that Campbell is going to sign somewhere, start and win a Super Bowl ... just that he's more capable of that in the immediate future than the non-Matt Moore options.
And with Philip Wheeler, coming off a career year, planted at one of the outside spots, Durant finished off my linebacking corps nicely.
Durant's also coming off his best-ever season (103 tackles), and he's just 27 years of age. Whether he winds up back in Detroit or elsewhere, Durant could be a solid NFL contributor for a few seasons yet, so I was happy to find him late.
Jennings actually stayed on the board longer than I expected -- I considered taking him with my back-to-back picks at the end of Round 1/start of Round 2, then wound up with him in the Round 3/4 turnaround instead.
The tight end spot, meanwhile, might wind up being among the deeper groups in this so-so free-agent class. Tony Gonzalez was in our pot, since he technically will be an unrestricted free agent, but Bennett, Dustin Keller, Jared Cook, Fred Davis, Brandon Myers and others all were appealing.
I feel pretty good about the interior line here, as well. Todd McClure is one of the more underrated centers in all of football, and the same goes for Brandon Moore at guard. Ramon Foster is not an All-Pro, by any means, but he has been serviceable for the Steelers. There were a couple of linemen I had my eye on that I did not nab (Fernando Velasco and Louis Vasquez, if you must know), yet I came away satisfied with how the front five stacked up with the rest of the teams.
I had a similar problem at safety that I did at offensive tackle -- both LaRon Landry and William Moore are better off as strong safeties. I can live with hypothetically moving one of them to the FS position. That's mainly because I think Moore may wind up being one of the top options in this safety crop. Landry's still an injury concern, but he turned in a solid 2012.