Doesn't force the issue; takes what is given to him
Active on the boards on both ends
Gets great positioning as a rebounder
Plays with terrific energy
Moving his feet on the defensive end
Runs the floor well
Limited offensive game
Not an explosive athlete
A center trapped in a power forward's body
Summary: Ratliffe put together an extremely efficient season, shooting nearly 70 percent from the field this past year. He is very active on the inside and physical down low, but is a bit undersized and limited with his offensive game, which makes him a second-round prospect.
Player Comparison: Jason Maxiell. Like Maxiell, Ratliffe is a center trapped in a power forward's body. Maxiell has utilized his wide frame and physicality to be a serviceable role player, which Ratliffe could become as well. Neither guy has a great deal of offensive ability outside of the paint, but both are effective around the hoop.
No point in trading for Cousins, there's almost no chance he succeeds. 0 WRs and TEs to throw it to, so it would just be a waste of his prime years. If Shanahan reealllly wants him, wait until next year since he seems to have a rift with the Redskins. Besides, next year's quarterback class is much better if they fail to sign Cousins in FA.
I don't agree on a lot. They have so many cuts on the OL you didn't mention including Dunlap and Franklin which will save them 12+ million. Stuckey is not worth 3 million. They can make on very solid move or a couple with draft help to protect Phillip. Cruz could be an interesting pair with Allen if he can return to prior form though.