Saturday, May 9, 2015

2016 NFL MOCK DRAFT 1.0

My mock is listed on Walter Football's Mock Draft Database along with over 300 mock drafts:

http://walterfootball.com/draftdata.php





I did my draft order based on Vegas' win odds
http://www.vegasinsider.com/nfl/story.cfm/story/1672706
I did tie breakers based on which teams had the better QB. 
For the playoffs I mixed Vegas odds with my own projections (and what I want to see next year) 
which is a Rodgers vs. Luck Super Bowl. 

Here is my Mock Draft 1.0 ENJOY 


First Round

1. OAKLAND RAIDERS (5.5) 
JOEY BOSA-DE/EDGE-OHIO ST.  
6-6/276
NFL Comparison: JJ Watt/Chris Long  
Bosa is a straight up BEAST. The guy just makes play after play and has a non stop motor. It will be interesting to see how he plays with the spotlight on him all year. JJ Watt is his ceiling and Chris Long is probably his floor barring an injury. Bosa looks like the clear cut #1 pick on most draft boards right now.
2014 College Stats:
Sacks: 13.5
Tackles For Loss: 21.0
Forced Fumbles: 4

  

2. TENNESSEE TITANS (5.5)
RONNIE STANLEY-OT/LT-NOTRE DAME

6-6/315
NFL Comparison: Ryan Clady/Tyron Smith 
Like they say in the Blind Side, first payment is the house (Marcus Mariota) then you get the insurance (a huge left tackle to protect him). Stanley took over left tackle duties from Zack Martin and played very well. He held his own against Leonard Williams and has the prototype size and skills to become a franchise left tackle.


3. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (5.5)
VERNON HARGREAVES-CB-FLORIDA

5-11/192
NFL Comparison: Darrelle Revis/Joe Haden
The Jags took Dante Fowler with the #3 pick in 2015. The crazy thing is that Fowler wasn't even the best player on the Florida defense in 2014. That belongs to Mr. Hargreaves. Several scouts have compared him to Darrelle Revis, that in itself should tell you all you need to know about his talent.

Fowler tore his ACL on the first day of rookie mini-camp. Such is the luck with Jacksonville, and it appears another long season is ahead. Luckily they will have a chance to get arguably the best DB to come out of college since Charles Woodson or Sean Taylor.



4. WASHINGTON REDSKINS  (6.0)
CHRISTIAN HACKENBERG-QB-PENN ST.



6-4/236
NFL Comparison: Matt Ryan 
If Washington is picking in the top 5 next year, that means the Robert Griffin era is officially a failure. It could be time to move one from RG III. Coach Jay Gruden will seek a pure pocket passer like Hackenberg as his replacement. Hackenberg has all the physical tools of a franchise QB but struggled last year after an impressive true Freshman season.

Hackenberg is a local product that grew up in Palmyra, Virginia (2 hours southwest of DC). If Hackenberg has a solid season, he should be the first QB off the board in 2016.
2014 College Stats:  
55.8%
2977 passing yards
12 passing TD
15 Interceptions

2013 College Stats:  
58.9 1%
2955 passing yards
2 passing TD
10 Interceptions
4 rushing TD


5. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (6.0) 
ROBERT NKEMDICHE-DE/EDGE-OLE MISS
6-4/280
NFL Comparison: Jason Pierre Paul 
Tampa needs a pass rushing DE. Nkemdiche was the #1 player coming out of high school two years ago and has shown flashes of his talent. If he can put it all together in his Junior season, he could easily vault himself into a top 5 pick. Nkemdiche's success could mean big things for Ole Miss this year.
2014 College Stats:
Sacks: 2.0
Tackles For Loss: 4.0
Forced Fumbles: 0

6. CLEVELAND BROWNS (6.5)
CARDALE JONES-QB-OHIO ST.
6-5/250
NFL Comparison: Ben Roethlisberger/JaMarcus Russell
Cleveland will likely be coming off of another dreadful season due to bad QB play. In Columbus they may be celebrating back to back championships at the beginning of 2016. If Jones' leads the Buckeyes to another title, then his stock will be sky high and the Browns will pretty much have to take the hometown kid (who played at Glenville High School in Cleveland). Jones has the size and skill set similar to Big Ben. He also comes with the risk factor of JaMarcus Russell. Like Russell, he had immaturity issues (including beefing with Joakim Noah) http://www.cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-basketball/25179072/cardale-jones-trolls-joakim-noah-on-twitter-during-game-3

Like Russell, he also has concerns about keeping his weight down once he gets to the NFL. Jones' season this year could vault him to the #1 overall pick or could drop him to a 5th or 6th rounder depending on if he can keep the starting job and keep winning.
2014 College Stats: (sample size of only 3 games) 
Average per game 
60.9%
286.6 passing yards
2.3 passing TD
0.6 Interceptions
98.6 rushing yards
0.3 rushing TD



7. MINNESOTA VIKINGS (7.0)
LAQUON TREADWELL-WR-OLE MISS


6-2/229
NFL Comparison: Dez Bryant
The Vikings failed to give young QB Teddy Bridgewater a #1 WR in the draft this year. They won't make the same mistake twice. Treadwell has Dez Bryant like size and ability without the diva attitude. The only question mark regarding Treadwell is how he can bounce back from a nasty knee injury he suffered last season.
2014 College Stats:
9 games 
48 receptions
63 receiving yards
5 total TD


8. CHICAGO BEARS (7.0)
JARED GOFF-QB-CALIFORNIA 
6-4/210
NFL Comparison: Ryan Tannehill 
The last time an undersized yet accurate QB came out of Cal he turned out pretty good. I think he makes State Farm commercials now. Goff might not quite be the next Aaron Rodgers, but after years of watching the inconsistent Jay Cutler throw interception after interception, Bears fans would be happy to embrace an accurate passer and game manager.
2014 College Stats:  
62.1%
3973 passing yards
35 passing TD
7 Interceptions


9. NEW YORK JETS (7.0)
LAREMY TUNSIL-OT/LT-OLE MISS
6-5/305 
NFL Comparison: Duane Brown
By draft time next year, Bryce Petty will be the likely starter in New York. My guess is that he takes over by mid-season and then shows enough potential to give him a chance in 2016. If that's the case, then the Jets will look to protect him and give him a chance to succeed.


10. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (7.5)
MYLES JACK-WLB/MLB/ILB-UCLA

6-1/232
NFL Comparison: Patrick Willis
This may be a little high for an inside line backer, but Jack is an elite talent. He's on the same level as Willis and Luke Kuechly coming out of college. He also has played running back. He has the perfect blend of athletic ability and versatility that you look for in today's line backer.
2014 College Stats:
Total Tackles: 87.0
Tackles For Loss: 8.0
Passes Deflected: 7


11. ST. LOUIS RAMS (8.0)
TYLER BOYD-WR-PITTSBURGH
6-3/190
NFL Comparison: shorter AJ Green/bigger DeSean Jackson 
The Rams failed to draft a #1 WR in the 2015 draft. If they believe in Nick Foles as their QB, they will need to give him weapons to succeed. Boyd is just a play maker. He is tall and skinny. If he were about 210, there's a good chance he can jump Treadwell as the #1 WR in this class.
2014 College Stats: 
78 receptions
1261 receiving yards
8 total TD


12. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (8.0)
SCOOBY WRIGHT-EDGE/OLB-ARIZONA  

6-1/246
NFL Comparison: Clay Matthews/Tedy Bruschi
Wright is the best defender to play at Arizona since Bruschi. He brings a Clay Matthew's like motor to the game and just dominates on every snap. Do I wish he was an inch or to taller? Yeah that would be nice, but the stats tell you everything you need to know about this guy.
2014 College Stats:
Sacks: 14.0
Tackles For Loss: 29.0
Forced Fumbles: 6
Total Tackles: 163
Led the nation in total tackles and tackles for loss

13. NEW YORK GIANTS (8.0)
A'SHAWN ROBINSON-NT/DT-BAMA
6-4/312
NFL Comparison: Steve McLendon
The Giants love adding big, physical guys that come from big schools. They need a DT to take some pressure off of Johnathan Hankins. Teams won't be able to double team Hankins every play if they draft Robinson

14. ATLANTA FALCONS (8.0)
JALEN RAMSEY-FS/DB-FSU
6-1/200
NFL Comparison: Eric Berry 
Atlanta needs to upgrade the secondary in the worst way. CB Desmond Trufant is a stud, but the rest of their secondary is below average. Once again, expect Atlanta to be among the worst pass defenses in the NFL.

15. BUFFALO BILLS (8.5)
JAYLON SMITH-ILB-NOTRE DAME
6-3/240
NFL Comparison: KJ Wright 
Rex Ryan wants play makers on defense. Smith is a guy that plays sideline to sideline and is a perfect fit as a 3-4 ILB.
2014 College Stats:
Total Tackles: 112
Tackles For Loss: 9.0
Sacks: 3.5


16. HOUSTON TEXANS (8.5)
CONNOR COOK-QB-MICHIGAN ST.
6-4/220
NFL Comparison: Tony Romo 
Coach Bill O'Brian may need to trade into the top 10 next year to get his franchise QB. The Texans would be very fortunate to get a QB like Cook at #16. The Texans have all the pieces to be a playoff team but lack a consistent signal caller.
2014 College Stats:  
58.1%
3214 passing yards
24 passing TD
8 Interceptions
80 rushing yards
2 rushing TD




17. CINCINNATI BENGALS (8.5)
SHILIQUE CALHOUN-OLB/DE/EDGE-MICHIGAN ST. 
6-4/250
NFL Comparison: Brian Orakpo
The Bengals need a young pass rusher on the outside to put pressure on guys like Big Ben and Joe Flacco.
2014 College Stats:
Sacks: 8.0
Tackles For Loss: 12.5


18. ARIZONA CARDINALS (8.5)
SHAWN OAKMAN-5T/DE/EDGE-BAYLOR
6-9/280
NFL Comparison: Calais Campbell/Julius Peppers 
Having two 6-7+ freak athletes on your defensive line is never a bad thing. Oakman has size like Campbell and Peppers, if he can put it all together this season, he has a chance to crack the top 10. You can't teach 6-9/280.
2014 College Stats:
Sacks: 11.0
Tackles For Loss: 19.5
Forced Fumbles: 3

19. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (8.5)
DUKE WILLIAMS-WR-AUBURN
6-2/224
NFL Comparison: Dwayne Bowe
Andy Reid needs a big body WR to help Jeremy Maclin. Duke fits that bill.
2014 College Stats: 
45 receptions
730 receiving yards
5 total TD


20. DETROIT LIONS (8.5)
SPENCER DRANGO-OT-BAYLOR
6-6/310
NFL Comparison: Anthony Castonzo 
The Lions need to keep adding guys that can protect Matthew Stafford. They helped the interior of their offensive line by drafting Laken Tomlinson, next year they need to add an offensive tackle.

21. PITTSBURGH STEELERS 
SU'A CRAVENS-SS/WLB-USC
6-1/225
NFL Comparison: Kam Chancellor 
The last time the Steelers took a hard hitting strong safety from USC it worked out pretty well. Cravens will do his best to become the next Troy Polamalu.
2014 College Stats:
Total Tackles: 68.0
Tackles For Loss: 17.0
Passes Deflected: 9
Interceptions: 3
Sacks: 5



22. CAROLINA PANTHERS  
DERRICK HENRY-RB-BAMA

6-4/242
NFL Comparison: Eddie George 
It's time to move on from the Jonathan Stewart era. At 6-4/242, Henry brings size not normally seen in today's NFL running back. He shared the load with TJ Yeldon last year, This season he should get more carries and become a legitimate Heisman candidate.
2014 College Stats:  
990 rushing yards
13 total TD
133receiving yards
5 receptions

23. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
LEONARD FLOYD-OLB/EDGE-GEORGIA
6-4/231
NFL Comparison: Robert Mathis 
The Saints could use another pass rusher. If Floyd can bulk up to about 250 while not losing any explosiveness, he has a chance to crack the top 10, He could be this year's Vic Beasley. For now he's at #23 due to his lack of size.
2014 College Stats:
Sacks: 6.0
Tackles For Loss: 8.5
Forced Fumbles: 3

24. MIAMI DOLPHINS 
KENDALL FULLER-CB-VIRGINIA TECH  
6-0/197
NFL Comparison: Chris Culliver
The Dolphins need another cover corner to help out Brent Grimes. Fuller is a safe and solid prospect that should have a long career. He doesn't quite have the size and speed to be an elite corner, but he should be a starter in the league for a long time.

25. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES 
NICK MARTIN-C/G-NOTRE DAME
6-4/295
NFL Comparison: John Sullivan
Evan Mathis will be gone after next season. Nick Martin is the younger brother of Dallas' Zach Martin. The two could see each other twice a year if the Eagles draft him.

26. DALLAS COWBOYS 
EZEKIEL ELLIOT-RB-OHIO ST. 
6-0/225
NFL Comparison: Arian Foster
Dallas needs a running back after passing on one in the 2015 draft. Elliot was a monster in the College Football Playoff last year. He has the same size and break away ability as Arian Foster.
2014 College Stats:  
1878 rushing yards
18 total TD
220 receiving yards
28 receptions

27. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
EMMANUEL OGBAH-DE/EDGE-OK ST. 
6-4/275
NFL Comparison: Ziggy Ansah 
Chandler Jones will be a free agent next season and Rob Ninkovich is over 30 years old. It's time to get another DE that can rush the passer and set the edge.
2014 College Stats:
Sacks: 11.0
Tackles For Loss: 17.0
Forced Fumbles: 1

28. DENVER BRONCOS 
CHRIS JONES-3T/NT/DT-MISSISSIPPI ST.
6-4/300
NFL Comparison: Nick Fairley
The Broncos need a run stuffing defensive tackle. Jones has all the tools, but like Fairley, he's very inconsistent.


29. BALTIMORE RAVENS
TONY CONNER-CB/FS-OLE MISS
6-1/217
NFL Comparison: Michael Griffin
The forth Ole Miss player in my mock draft. Connor has played both corner and safety in Oxford. He's started nearly every game since he was a true freshman.

Ole Miss has as much talent as anyone in the SEC this year. Already have my calendar circled for September 19th when they play at Alabama.

30. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 
TAYLOR DECKER-OT-OHIO ST.
6-8/315
NFL Comparison: Nate Solder/Jared Veldheer
A very tall, athletic tackle that comes from a culture of winning.

31. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 
JACK CONKLIN-OT-MICHIGAN ST.
6-6/317
NFL Comparison: Ricky Wagner 
The Colts need a RT to replace Gosder Cherilus. Conklin is a perfect fit at RT in the NFL. 

32. GREEN BAY PACKERS

DEFOREST BUCKNER-5T/DE-OREGON
6-7/290
NFL Comparison: Chris Canty
Datone Jones hasn't been the player they hoped he would be when they drafted him in the 1st round in 2013.
2014 College Stats:
Sacks: 4.0
Tackles For Loss: 12.5
Forced Fumbles: 1

Sunday, May 3, 2015

2015 NFL Draft Recap/New Depth Charts: AFC REBUILDING TEAMS

Instead of doing pointless "draft grades" I just plugged in key draft picks to see how they fit on their new team


Here is my color code:
Has a good chance to be a starter by next season 
Quality depth 
Need not addressed in the draft 





AFC REBUILDING TEAMS 
Vegas predicts these teams will be fighting for a playoff spot late in the year. 
Vegas odds project them to win 6.5 games or less

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS 
Head Coach/GM: Gus Bradley/David Caldwell
Offensive Coordinator/Style: Greg Olson (new)/Balanced-Ball Control
Pass/Run Ratio: 60.7/39.3
Defensive Coordinator/Style: Bob Babich/4-3 Cover 2
Offensive Star: Julius Thomas-TE (new)
Defensive Star: None
Position Analysis
QB: 
Blake Bortles-Young/2014 1st RD (#3 Overall)
Pass Rush/DE: 
Dante Fowler Jr
Chris Clemons-Average
Interior D-Line: 
LDT: Jered Odrick-Very Good/New
RDT: Sen'Derrick Marks-Good
Michael Bennett
LDE: Tyson Alualu-Average/better as backup DT than as a starting DE
LB: 
MLB: Paul Posluszny-Average
SLB: Dan Skuta-New
WLB: Tevin Smith-Young/2014 5th RD
CB: 
LCB: Demetrius McCray-Young/2013 7th RD/Below Average so far
RCB: Dwayne Gratz-Average
#3/Nickel CB: Davon House-Good/New
Safety:
SS: Jonathan Cyprien-Good/Young/2013 2nd RD
FS: Sergio Brown-New/Average
James Sample 
WR/TE: 
WR: Allen Robinson-Young/2014 2nd RD
WR: Marqise Lee-Young/2014 2nd RD
Slot: Rashad Greene
TE: Julius Thomas-Very Good
#3 WR: Allen Hurns-Young/2014 Undrafted
O-Line: 
LT: Luke Joeckel-Young/2013 1st RD/Below Average so far
LG: Zane Beadles-Good
C:  Luke Bowanko-Young/2014 6th RD
A.J. Cann
RG: Brandon Linder-Very Good/2014 3rd RD last year was an instant stud
RT: Jeremy Parnell-New
RB:
T.J. Yeldon 
Denard Robinson-Below Average/Young/2013 5th RD
Toby Gerhardt-Below Average

NEEDS: 
Pass Rusher:  With the #3 pick the Jags are guaranteed either outside rush DE Dante Fowler or inside rush DT Leonard Williams, Fowler may be the better fit, but Williams may be the better talent
O-Line:  They signed Parnell, but the jury is still out on the #2 pick in the 2013 draft, Luke Joeckel
RB:  Robinson is solid but is not an evey down back and Gerhardt is nothing more than a short yardage back, they need a bell cow to help take the pressure off of Bortles. They claimed Bernard Pierce off of waivers, but he isn't the answer.
MLB:  Posluszny was the best player on the roster from 2011-2013 but he's past his prime, an young MLB is needed.
FS/DB Depth:  Josh Evans was terrible last year and Sergio Brown is a career backup.


3. Dante Fowler Jr.-DE/OLB/EDGE-Florida
6-3/261
36. T.J. Yeldon-RB-Bama
6-1/226
67. A.J. Cann-OG/C-South Carolina
6-3/313
104. James Sample-SS-Louisville
6-2/209
139. Rashad Greene-WR-FSU
5-11/182
180. Michael Bennett-DT-Ohio State
6-2/293
220. Neal Sterling-WR-Monmouth
6-4/235
229. Ben Koyack-TE-Notre Dame
6-5/255

BREAKDOWN:
The Jags filled their three biggest needs with their first three selections. Fowler will give coach Gus Bradley the "Leo" edge players he's been looking for. Yeldon will be the starter at RB and could have a 20 carry per game load as a rookie, This team has been searching for an every down back since Maurice Jones-Drew left a few years ago. AJ Cann should come in and start at either guard or center. Sample is an in the box safety and hard hitter.

They filled needs early and then were able to land two steals in Rashad Greene and Michael Bennett. Greene is an undersized slot receiver that was Jameis Winston's go to guy the past two seasons. Bennett was a projected 2nd round pick that fell all the way to the 6th.


TENNESSEE TITANS

Head Coach/GM: Ken Whisenhunt/Ruston Webster
Offensive Coordinator/Style: Jason Michael/Spread-Balanced
Pass/Run Ratio: 59.0/41.0
Defensive Coordinator/Style: Ray Horton/3-4 Hybrid
Offensive Star: None
Defensive Star: Jurrell Casey-DT
Position Analysis
QB:
Marcus Mariota
Zach Mettenberger-Young/2014 6 RD
Pass Rush/OLB: 
Derrick Morgan-Good
Brian Orakpo-Good when healthy
Interior D-Line: 
DT/3T/5T; Jurrell Casey-Very Good
NT: Sammie Hill-Average
Angelo Blackson
LDE: Mike Martin-Average
LB: 
LILB: Wesley Woodyard-Below Average
RILB: Avery Williamson-Young/2014 5th RD
CB: 
LCB: Perrish Cox-Good/New
RCB: Jason McCourty-Good
Safety:
SS: Da'Norris Searcy-Very Good/New
FS: Michael Griffin-Below Average
WR/TE: 
WR: Kendall Wright-Good
Dorial Green-Beckham
WR: Justin Hunter-Young/poor so far/2013 2nd RD
TE: Delanie Walker-Good
#3 WR: Harry Douglas-New
O-Line: 
LT: Taylor Lewan-Young/2014 1st RD/star potential
LG: Andy Levitre-Good
C:  Brian Schwenke-Below Average/Young/2013 4th RD
RG: Chance Warmack-Good/Young/2013 1st RD
RT: Terron Jones-New
Jeremiah Poutasi
RB: 
Bishop Sankey-Young/2014 2nd RD
Shonn Greene-Average
David Cobb

NEEDS: 
QB:  Mettenberger is NOT the answer, they may take a QB at #2 or #33.
#1 WR:  Wright and Douglas are good on underneath routes, but Hunter has been a bust so far.  They need a WR that can stretch the field and be a red zone threat.
D-Line Depth: If they take Leonard Williams at #2 (like most Mock Drafts), they will have 3-4 DE duo similar to the Jets combo of Muhammed Wilkerson and Sheldon Richardson 
RT
C/G Depth 
ILB Depth 

2. Marcus Mariota-QB-Oregon
6-4/222
40. Dorial Green-Beckham-WR-Oklahoma/Missouri
6-5/237
66. Jeremiah Poutasi-OT/G-Utah
6-5/335
100. Angelo Blackson-NT/DT-Auburn
6-4/318
108. Jalston Fowler-FB-Bama
5-11/254
138. David Cobb-RB-Minnesota
5-11/229
177. Deiontrez Mount-SLB/OLB-Louisville
6-5/243
208. Andy Gallik-C-Boston College
6-2/306
245. Tre McBride-WR-William &Mary
6-0/210

BREAKDOWN: 
The Mariota era now under way in Nashville. They helped their new QB by giving him a big target in Dorial Green Beckham. DGB is 6-5 and has the skills to become another Plaxico Buress. Poutasi will have a chance to start right away at RT. They added a solid nose tackle in Blackson. Fowler provides punch as blocking back while Cobb is a big powerful runner that has a chance to unseat Bishop Sankey as their starting RB.

  


OAKLAND RAIDERS 

Head Coach/GM: Jack Del Rio (new)/Reggie McKenzie
Offensive Coordinator/Style: Bill Musgrave (new)/Balanced-Ball Control
Pass/Run Ratio: 65.1/34.9 (highest pass ratio in the league)
Defensive Coordinator/Style: Ken Norton Jr. (new)/4-3 Man
Offensive Star: None
Defensive Star: Khalil Mack-SLB/PR was an instant star as a rookie last year
Position Analysis
QB: 
Derek Carr-Young/2014 2nd RD
Pass Rush: 
RDE: Juston Tuck-Good
LDE: Benson Mayowa-Below Average
Mario Edwards
SLB: Khalil Mack-Elite/Young/2014 1st RD
Interior D-Line: 
NT: Dan Williams-Good/New
DT: Antonio Smith-Good
LB: 
SLB: under pass rush
MLB: Cusrtis Lofton-Average/New
WLB: Malcolm Smith-Average/New or
Sio Moore-Average/Young/2013 3rd RD
CB: 
LCB: DJ Hayden-Good/Average/Young 2013 1st RD
RCB: Keith McGill-Young/2014 4th RD
Slot CB: TJ Carrie-Young/2014 7th RD
Safety:
SS: Nate Allen-Average/New
FS: Charles Woodson-Average
WR/TE: 
Amari Cooper
WR: James Jones-Average
WR: Rod Streater-Average
TE: Mychal Rivera-Below Average
Clive Walford
O-Line: 
LT: Donald Penn-Good
LG: Gabe Jackson-Good/Young/2014 3rd RD
C:  Rodney Hudson-Very Good/Elite/New
RG: Austin Howard-Average
Johnathan Feliciano
RT: Manelik Watson-Young/2013 2nd RD/Below Average so far
RB: 
Latavius Murray-Below Average
Roy Helu-Average/New

NEEDS: 
#1 WR:  Luckily for the Raiders, they will have the chance to draft either Amari Cooper or Kevin White if they stay at #4
Pass Rush/DE:  Mack was a stud last year but he needs more help from the D-Line in getting to the opposing QB
OT:  Watson may not be the answer at RT, Penn is solid at LT but he's 32
Power RB:  Murray and Helu give them solid speed on the edge but they need an inside rusher
FS/DB Depth:  Woodson will be 39 in October

4. Amari Cooper-WR-Bama
6-1/211
35. Mario Edwards-LDE-FSU
6-3/279
68. Clive Walford-TE-Miami
6-4/251
128. Johnathan Feliciano-OG-Miami
6-4/323
140. Ben Heeney-ILB-Kansas
6-0/231
161. Neiron Ball-OLB-Florida
6-2/236
179. Max Valles-OLB-Virginia
6-5/251
218. Anthony Morris-OT-Tennessee State
6-6/290
221. Andre Debose-WR/KR-Florida
6-0/190
242. Dexter McDonald-CB-Kansas
6-1/200

BREAKDOWN: 
Cooper gives young QB Derek Carr a legit #1 target. I just don't understand how anyone can complain about his size. You don't need to be 6-3 to be a #1 superstar WR in the NFL. Antonio Brown and Odell Beckham Jr. have proved that. Cooper is a slam dunk pick for the Raiders.

Cooper hails from Miami, and it was apparent that Oakland scouts spent plenty of time in the state of Florida. Five of their ten picks played college ball at either Miami, Florida or FSU. The Edwards pick is questionable because he's not a true pass rusher. Walford is a good pass catcher that can win the starting job at TE, Feliciano and Morris provide depth on the O-Line while Debose gives them a solid return man. The Raiders had a good draft and will hope that Derek Carr can develop into a franchise QB. Peyton Manning is 39, Phillip Rivers will be a free agent next season and Alex Smith is an average QB. It's not unreasonable to think that the Raiders could be atop the AFC West in 2-3 years.


NEW YORK JETS 
Head Coach/GM: Todd Bowles (new)/Mike Maccagnan (new)
Offensive Coordinator/Style: Chan Gailey (new)/Ball Control
Pass/Run Ratio:  50.5/49.5
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage:
Kacy Rodgers (new)/3-4 Press Man
Offensive Star: Nick Mangold-C and Brandon Marshall-WR
Defensive Stars: Darrelle Revis-CB, Muhammed Wilkerson-DE, Sheldon Richardson-DE
Position Analysis 
QB: 
Geno Smith-Young/2013 2nd RD/Poor so far
Bryce Petty 
Ryan Fitzpatrick-Below Average journeyman
Pass Rush/OLB: 
LOLB: Calvin Pace-Average
ROLB: Quinton Coples-Average
Lorenzo Mauldin
Interior D-Line: 
LDE: Muhammed Wilkerson-Elite
NT:   Damon Harrison-Very Good
RDE: Sheldon Richardson-Elite
Leonard Williams 
ILB: 
LILB: David Harris-Good/Average
RILB: Demario Davis-Average
CB: 
LCB: Darrelle Revis-Elite/New
RCB: Antonio Cromartie-Average/Good/New
#3/Nickel CB: Buster Skrine-Average/Good/New
Safety:
SS: Marcus Gilchrist-Average/New
FS: Calvin Pryor-Young/2014 1st RD
WR/TE: 
WR: Brandon Marshall-Good/Elite when healthy and has good QB play
WR: Eric Decker-Good
Devin Smith 
TE: Jace Amaro-Young/2014 2nd RD
O-Line: 
LT: D'Brickashaw Ferguson-Good
LG: Willie Colon-Below Average
C:   Nick Mangold-Very Good
RG: James Carpenter-New/Average
RT: Breno Giacomini-Below Average
Jarvis Harrison
RB: 
Chris Ivory-Good/Average

NEEDS: 
QB:  Mariota is on their radar, if they can't get him, they may have to wait until the 2016 draft to get their franchise signal caller.
Pass Rusher:  So far, 2012 1st RD pick Quinton Coples has been a bust At least one of Vic Beasley, Dante Fowler or Shane Ray Ray should be available at #6. An elite pass rusher could vault this already stacked defense to the best in the league.
RT:  Need Major upgrade
ILBs:  Need LB's that can cover TE's with Rob Gronkowski, Charles Clay and Jordan Cameron in the same division.
#3 WR Upgrade

6. Leonard Williams-DT/DE-USC
6-5/302
37. Devin Smith-WR-Ohio State
6-0/196
82. Lorenzo Mauldin-OLB/EDGE-Louisville
6-4/259

103. Bryce Petty-QB-Baylor
6-3/230
152. Jarvis Harrison-OG-Texas A&M
6-4/330
223. Deon Simon-NT/DT-Northwestern State
6-4/321  


BREAKDOWN:
The Jets went best player on the board with Leonard Williams. Their defensive line is scary. Mauldin gives the defense a good pass rusher. Petty will have a chance win the starting QB job while Devin Smith provides the WR core with a deep threat. The Jets had a solid draft, but unless Petty proves he's a franchise QB, they will remain in the AFC East basement. 


CLEVELAND BROWNS

Head Coach/GM: Mike Pettine/Ray Farmer
Offensive Coordinator/Style: John DeFelippo (new)/Ball Control
Pass/Run Ratio: 51.3/48.7
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage
Jim O'Neil/3-4 Cover 2
Offensive Stars: Joe Thomas-OT and Alex Mack-C
Defensive Star: Joe Haden-CB
Position Analysis
QB:
Major Need; Josh McCown-Below Average
Pass Rush/OLB: 
Paul Kruger-Good
Barkevious Mingo-Young/2013 1st RD/Average so far
Nate Orchard 
Interior D-Line: 
RDE: Desmond Bryant-Average
Xavier Cooper
NT:  Phil Taylor-Average
Danny Shelton 
LDE: Randy Starks-New/Good
LB: 
LILB: Craig Robertson-Below Average
RILB: Karlos Dansby-Very Good
CB: 
LCB: Joe Haden-Elite
RCB: Tramon Williams-New/Good
Slot CB-K'Waun Williams-Good
Young CB/FS: Justin Gilbert-Young/2014 1st RD
Charles Gaines
Safety:
SS: Donte Whitner-Very Good
FS: Tashaun Gipson-Good
Ibraheim Campbell
WR/TE: 
WR: Dwayne Bowe-New/Good
WR: Brian Hartline-New/Average
Slot WR: Andrew Hawkins-Very Good at role
TE: Gary Barnridge-Below Average
O-Line: 
LT: Joe Thomas-Elite, arguably the best OT in the NFL
LG: Joel Bitonio-Young/2014 2nd RD/Very Good, was an instant stud as a rookie
C:  Alex Mack-Very Good, arguably the best C in the NFL
RG: John Greco-Good
RT: Mitchell Schwartz-Good
RB: 
Isaiah Crowell-Young/2014 Undrafted
Terrance West-Young/2014 3rd RD
Duke Johnson

NEEDS: 
QB:  The Browns without question had the worst QB play in the league last year.  The fact that they won 7 games last year shows how good the rest of the roster is
#1 WR:  Bowe is past his prime and Hartline is an average player at best 
NT:  They need a space eater to anchor their 3-4 set
TE:  They lost Jordan Cameron in free agency.
Rush LB:  Mingo has not been the star they expected him to be .
RT:  Adding a RT would allow them to move Schwartz inside.
ILB:  Robertson is a below average player and Dansby will be 34 this season.
RB:  Not a major need, nut if the right guy falls to them, they will take him.

12. Danny Shelton-NT/DT-Washington
6-2/339
19. Cameron Erving-C/G/OT-FSU
6-5/313

51. Nate Orchard-DE/OLB/EDGE-Utah
6-3/250
77. Duke Johnson-RB-Miami
5-9/207
96. Xavier Cooper-3T/DT-Washington State
6-3/293
115. Ibraheim Campbell-SS-Northwestern
5-11/208
123. Vince Mayle-WR/HB-Washington State
6-2/224
189. Charles Gaines-CB-Louisville
5-10/180
195. Malcolm Johnson-FB-Mississippi State
6-2/231
198. Randall Telfer-TE-USC
6-4/250
219. Hayes Pullard-ILB-USC
6-0/240
241 Ifo Ekpre-Olomu CB Oregon
5-9/192


BREAKDOWN: 
The Browns added a TON of depth with 12 total picks. After going for big names last year (Johnny Football and Justin Gilbert), they learned from their mistakes and took the opposite approach this year. The trenches on the D-Line were addressed with Shelton and Cooper. Orchard is an underrated pass rusher among this class. Erving is a smart player that can play any position on the O-Line. Duke Johnson will give them a speed back to complement their two big backs.

The Browns failed to draft a QB or a #1 WR. It will be a surprise if the Browns aren't picking in the top 10 in next year's draft. They will likely take their franchise QB next draft. Three local Big Ten QBs are all on their radar; Christina Hackenberg (Penn St), Connor Cook (Michgan St) and Cardale Jones (Ohio St.).

2015 NFL Draft Recap/New Depth Charts: NFC REBUILDING TEAMS

Instead of doing pointless "draft grades" I just plugged in key draft picks to see how they fit on their new team


Here is my color code:
Has a good chance to be a starter by next season 
Quality depth 
Need not addressed in the draft 




NFC REBUILDING TEAMS 
Vegas predicts these teams will be fighting for a playoff spot late in the year. 
Vegas odds project them to win 7.5 games or less



CHICAGO BEARS
Head Coach/GM: John Fox (new)/Ryan Pace (new)
Offensive Coordinator/Style: Adam Gase (new)/Pass First with Spread and West Coast elements
Pass/Run Ratio: 63.2/36.8
Gase with the Broncos in 2014: 57.8/42.2
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage:
Vic Fangio (new)/3-4 Zone
Offensive Star: Matt Forte-RB and Alshon Jeffery
Defensive Star: None
Position Analysis
QB: 
Jay Cutler-Average-make or break year for the veteran
Pass Rush/OLB: 
LOLB: Pernell McPhee-New/Good
ROLB: Jared Allen-Good
#3 OLB: Sam Acho-New/Average
Interior D-Line: 
LDE: LaMarr Houston-Good
NT: Will Sutton-Young/2014 3rd RD
Eddie Goldman 
RDE: Jay Ratliff-Good
Backup NT/DE-Ego Ferguson-Young/2014 2nd RD
ILB: 
LILB: Jon Bostic-Young/2013 2nd RD/Below Average so far
RILB: Mason Foster-New/Average
CB: 
LCB: Tim Jennings-Good
RCB: Kyle Fuller-Young/2014 1st RD
#3/Nickel CB: Alan Ball-New/Average
Safety:
SS: Antrel Rolle-New/Good
FS: Brock Vereen-Young/2014 4th RD
Adrian Amos
WR/TE: 
WR: Alshon Jeffrey-Very Good
Kevin White 
WR: Eddie Royal-New/Average
TE: Martellus Bennett-Very Good
O-Line: 
LT: Jermon Bushrod-Average
LG: Matt Slauson-Good
C:   Roberto Garza-Average
Hroniss Grasu
RG: Kyle Long-Good/Young/2013 1st RD
RT: Jordan Mills-Young/2013 5th RD/Poor so far
RB: 
Matt Forte-Very Good/Elite/arguably the best RB in the league
Jeremy Langford

NEEDS: 
NT:  They have a lot of depth on the D-Line but they need an elite space eater to take on blocks and command double teams, Danny Shelton may be too good to pass up at #7
#2 WR:  Jeffery is a stud, Royal is a journey man, more depth is needed for Cutler to succeed.
OT:  Both spots could use an upgrade, they may draft a LT and then be able to move Bushrod to RT.
ILBs: Bostic is a 2 down player and it's unknown how Foster will fit in a 3-4, neither player is an elite athlete.
Pass Rusher:  Allen is 33, McPhee is good but not a top level pass rusher.
QB:  Is Cutler the long term solution in Chi Town?

7. Kevin White-WR-West Virginia
6-3/215
39. Eddie Goldman-NT/DT-FSU
6-4/336
71. Hroniss Grasu-C/OG-Oregon
6-3/297
106. Jeremy Langford-RB-Michigan State
6-0/208
142. Adrian Amos-FS-Penn State
6-0/218
183. Tayo Fabuluje-OT/OG-TCU
6-6/353

BREAKDOWN: 
The Bears found Brandon Marshall's replacement in Kevin White. He has the same physical tools and speed that Marshall has. They found the run stuffer they need in Goldman. Grasu looks like the eventual successor to Roberto Garza. Langford provides insurance in case Matt Forte get injured or holds out for a new contract. Good overall draft for the host city, but the Bears still have glaring holes on their team. Cutler's inconsistent play will hinder any shot at making the playoffs this year.


WASHINGTON REDSKINS 
Head Coach/GM: Jay Gruden/Scot McCloughan (new)
Offensive Coordinator/Style: Sean McVay/West Coast-Balanced
Pass/Run Ratio:  57.7/42.3
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage:
Joe Barry (new)/3-4 Hybrid Press Zone
Offensive Star: Trent Williams-LT
Defensive Star: Ryan Kerrigan-OLB
Position Analysis
QB: 
Robert Griffin III-Below Average, still young, make or break year
Pass Rush/OLB: 
LOLB: Ryan Kerrigan-Very Good
ROLB: Trent Murphy-Young/rookie in 2014 2nd RD
Preston Smith 
Interior D-Line: 
LDE: Stephen Paea-New/Average/Good
NT:   Terrance Knighton-New/Good
RDE: Jason Hatcher-Very Good
ILB: 
LILB: Keenan Robinson-Below Average
RILB: Perry Riley-Below Average
Martrell Spaight
CB: 
LCB: DeAndelo Hall-Average
RCB: Chris Culliver-New/Good
#3/Nickel CB: Bashaud Breeland-Young/rookie in 2014 4th RD
Safety:
SS: Phillip Thomas-Young/rookie in 2014 3rd RD
Kyshoen Jarrett
FS: Dashon Goldson-Was bad in Tampa but was good in San Fran, needs the right scheme fit
WR/TE: 
WR: DeSean Jackson-Very Good
WR: Pierre Garson-Good
Jamison Crowder
TE: Jordan Reed-Good
O-Line: 
LT: Trent Williams-Very Good/Elite
LG: Shawn Luavao-Average
C:   Kory Lichtenstiger-Good
RG: Chris Chester-Average
RT: Tom Compton-Below Average
Brandon Scherff
Arie Kouandjio
RB: 
Alfred Morris-Average
Matt Jones 

NEEDS: 
Pass Rusher:  Kerrigam is a stud on one side but they need a replacement for Orakpo on the other side. Murphy may not be an every down player. At least one of Vic Beasley, Dante Fowler or Shane Ray Ray should be available at #5.
RT:  Need Major upgrade
ILBs:  Need LB's that can cover TE's
DB Depth:  Don't know what they have yet with there young safety duo and 2 corners they drafted last year.
QB:  Make or break year for RG III


5. Brandon Scherff-OT/G-Iowa
6-5/319
38. Preston Smith-DE/EDGE-Mississippi State
6-5/271
95. Matt Jones-RB-Florida
6-2/231
105. Jamison Crowder-WR-Duke
6-8/185
112. Arie Kouandjio-OG-Alabama
6-5/310
141. Martrell Spaight-ILB-Arkansas
6-0/263
181. Kyshoen Jarrett-SS-Virginia Tech
5-10/200
182. Tevin Mitchel-CB-Arkansas
6-0/190
187. Evan Spencer-WR-Ohio State
6-2/208
222. Austin Reiter C South Florida
6-3/296

BREAKDOWN: 
The Redskins started the draft with 7 total picks but ended up making trade with Seattle in the 3rd round that gave them 10 total selections. Scherff adds a much needed level of toughness to the offensive line. He will instantly start at RT or one of the guard spots. Preston Smith is ta good edge rusher that can help ease the loss of Brian Orakpo. The rest of the draft provided them with solid role players and depth. The Redskins had a great draft, but the team as a whole is still rebuilding. It's a make or break year for Robert Griffin. We will see if he can become the franchise QB they thought he would be when they drafted him #2 overall in 2012.


ST. LOUIS RAMS
Head Coach/GM: Jeff Fisher/Les Snead
Offensive Coordinator/Style: Frank Cignetti Jr. (new)/Ball Control
Pass/Run Ratio: 56.6/43.4
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage:
Gregg Williams/4-3 Man
Offensive Star: None
Defensive Stars: Aaron Donald-DT and Robert Quinn-DE
Position Analysis
QB: 
Nick Foles-Average/New
Sean Mannion
Pass Rush/D Line: 
RDE: Robert Quinn-Elite
LDE: Chris Long-Good
#3 DE/pass rush specialist: William Hayes-Good
LDT/3T: Aaron Donald-Young/2014 1st RD was an instant star as a rookie
RDT/1T: Michael Brockers-Average
ILB: 
SLB: Akeem Ayers-New/Average/was a backup in NE
MLB: James Laurinaitis-Average
WLB: Alec Ogletree-Below Average
CB: 
LCB: EJ Gaines-Young/2014 6th RD
RCB: Janoris Jenkins-Average
Slot CB: LaMarcus Joyner-Young/2014 2nd RD
Safety:
SS: TJ McDonald-Young/2013 3rd RD/Average so far
FS: Rodney McLoud-Average
WR/TE: 
WR: Kenny Britt-Average
WR: Tavon Austin-Young/2013 1st RD has been a bust so far
#3 WR: Stedman Bailey-Young/2013 3rd RD/Average so far
TE: Jared Cook-Average
O-Line: 
LT: Greg Robinson-Young/2013 1st RD (#2 overall)
LG: Rodger Saffold-Average
C:  Tim Barnes-Average
RG: Barrett Jones-Young/2013 4th RD
RT: Brandon Washington-Unproven
Robby Havenstein
Jamon Brown
Andrew Donnal
Cody Wichmann
RB: 
Tre Mason-Young/2014 3rd RD
Todd Gurley 

NEEDS: 
#1 WR:  The Rams have a bunch of average players and lack a true go to guy.  Britt is solid, but Austin has been a major bust.
QB:  Is Nick Foles the answer?  Will they trade up for Mariota?  They could go WR at #10 then take either Bryce Petty, Brett Hundley or Garrett Grayson at #41.
O Line Depth:  Everything but LT and LG can use an upgrade.  Coach Fisher wants powerful guys that can run block
LB Depth:  All 3 starters are average, they could use more competition.  


10. Todd Gurley-RB-Georgia
6-1/222
57. Robby Havenstein-OT-Wisconsin
6-7/321
72. Jamon Brown-OT/G-Louisville
6-4/323
89. Sean Mannion-QB-Oregon State
6-6/229
119. Andrew Donnal-OT-Iowa
6-6/313
201. Bud Sasser-WR-Missouri
6-2/210
215. Cody Wichmann-OG-Fresno State
6-6/315
224. Bryce Hager-WLB-Baylor
6-1/234
227. Martin Ifedi-DE/EDGE-Memphis
6-3/275

BREAKDOWN: 
The Rams took the quantity over quality approach in regards to the offensive line. All four players drafted have a chance to play early. The Gurley pick shows that coach Jeff Fisher wants another power back to help ease the work load of Tre Mason. Mannion should win the back up at QB, They failed to get a #1 WR, but it doesn't appear that they are really interested in throwing the ball much anyways.
The Rams are stuck in a stage of constant mediocrity with records of 6-10, 7-9, 7-8-1 the past three seasons. They have moved on from former #1 overall pick Sam Bradford, but they still don't have a franchise QB, It's hard to imagine anything but another mediocre season in St/ Louis. Maybe they will become good with a move to Los Angeles.



MINNESOTA VIKINGS
Head Coach/GM: Mike Zimmer/Rick Spielman
Offensive Coordinator/Style: Norv Turner/Vertical-Balanced
Pass/Run Ratio: 55.6/44.4
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage:
George Edwards/4-3 Press Man
Offensive Star: Adrian Peterson-RB
Defensive Star: Harrison Smith-FS
Position Analysis
QB: 
Teddy Bridgewater-Young/2014 1st RD/Good, was the best rookie QB last year
Pass Rush/DE: 
RDE: Everson Griffen-Very Good
LDE: Brian Robinson-Below Average
Danielle Hunter
Interior D-Line: 
DT/3T: Shariff Floyd-Young/2013 1st RD has been Very Good
NT: Linval Joseph-Good
ILB: 
SLB: Anthony Barr-Young/2014 1st RD was Good as a rookie
MLB: Audie Cole-Good
WLB: Chad Greenway-Below Average in 2014, had a down year
Eric Kendricks
#4 OLB: Gerald Hodges-Young/2013 4th RD was Good as a starter late last year
CB: 
LCB: Josh Robinson-Average
Trae Waynes
RCB: Xavier Rhodes-Young/2013 1st RD/Good
#3/Nickel CB: Captain Munnerlyn-Good
Safety:
SS: Robert Blanton-Good
FS: Harrison Smith-Elite
WR/TE: 
WR: Cordarrelle Patterson-Young/2013 1st RD regressed in 2nd year
WR: Mike Wallace-New/Average/Good at deep threat role
WR: Charles Johnson-Young/2013 7th RD
Stefon Diggs
TE: Kyle Rudolph-Average
O-Line: 
LT: Matt Kalil-Below Average
LG: David Yankey-Young/2014 5th RD
C:  John Sullivan-Very Good
RG: Brandon Fusco-Good
RT: Phil Loadholt-Good
T.J. Clemmings
RB: 
Adrian Peterson-Elite (currently on NFL Exempt List, playing status for 2015 is still uncertain)
Jerrick McKinnon-Average

NEEDS: 
#1 WR:  The Vikings have some fast guys on the outside but they still need that big #1 target for Bridgewater to take the next step.
O Line Depth:  MatT Kalil has not been the franchise LT they expected when they drafted him #4 overall in 2012, maybe a move to guard is imminent.
RB:  Will Adrian Peterson play in 2015? If he does, will it be in Minnesota?
#2 Pass Rusher:  They can use an upgrade over Brian Robinson.
DB Depth:  They can use an upgrade over Josh Robinson.

11. Trae Waynes-CB-Michigan State
6-0/186
45. Eric Kendricks-WLB/ILB-UCLA
6-0/232
88. Danielle Hunter-DE/EDGE-LSU
6-5/252
110. T.J. Clemmings-OT/G-Pittsburgh
6-5/309
143. MyCole Pruitt-TE-Southern Illinois
6-2/251

146. Stefon Diggs-WR-Maryland
6-0/195
185. Tyrus Thompson-OT-Oklahoma
6-5/324
193. B.J. Dubose-DE/DT-Louisville
6-4/284
228. Austin Shepherd-OT-Bama
6-4/315
232. Edmond Robinson-OLB-Newberry
6-3/245

BREAKDOWN: 
Coach Mike Zimmer obviously had a large say in the selection process. The defensive coach loves long. athletic corners that can play press man. He has that in Waynes, Zimmer also got a great weak side LB in Kendricks. They can now move Greenway inside to MLB.
They could have helped young QB Teddy Bridgewater by drafting his former college teammate Devante Parker at #11. Instead they will rely on defense and a solid running game (that they hope is led by Adrian Peterson). With the lack of offensive firepower around him, Bridgewater can be little more than a game manager. The playoffs are at least 2-3 years away for the Vikings.


TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
Head Coach/GM: Lovie Smith/Jason Licht
Offensive Coordinator/Style: Dirk Koetter (new)/Balanced based on team strength
Pass heavy  in Atlanta (2012-2014)
Run heavy in Jacksonville (2007-2011)
Pass/Run Ratio: 60.0/40.0
Dirk Koetter's Falcons in 2014 were 62.9/37.1
Defensive Coordiantor Style: Leslie Frazier/4-3 Tampa 2 Zone
Offensive Star: None
Defensive Stars: Gerald McCoy-DT and Lavonte David-WLB
Position Analysis
QB: 
Jameis Winston
Mike Glennon
Pass Rush/DE: 
Poor: Larry English and William Gholston
Interior D-Line: 
Gerald McCoy-Elite
Henry Melton-Average or
Akeem Spence-Young/2013 4th RD
LB: 
WLB: Levonte David-Elite
MLB: Orie Lemon-New
SLB: Bruce Carter-Good/Average
CB: 
LCB:Alteraun Verner-Good
RCB: Jonathan Banks-Young/Average/2013 2nd RD
#3 CB: Sterling Moore-New
Safety:
Major Wright-Average
Chris Conte-Average
WR/TE: 
WR: Mike Evans-Very Good/2014 1st RD pick was a star as a rookie
WR: Vincent Jackson-Good
TE: Austin Sefarian Jenkins-Young/2014 2nd RD
O-Line: 
LT: Demar Dotson-Good
LG: Logan Mankins-Good
C:  Evan Dietrich Smith-Average
RG: Patrick Omameh-Poor
RT: Kevin Pamphile-Young/2014 5th RD
Donovan Smith 
Ali Marpet 
RB: 
Doug Martin-Average/Good when healthy

NEEDS: 
QB:  Will take either Marcus Mariota or Jameis Winston at #1
Pass Rusher:  Both DE spots need to be upgraded
OT:  Dotson is solid but he's better at RT, they need a young LT to groom for the future
RG:  Need a major upgrade
#2 RB:  With Martin's injury issues they may need to get another RB in rounds 3-5

1 Jameis Winston-QB-FSU
6-4/231
34. Donovan Smith-OT-Penn State
6-6/338
61. Ali Marpet-C/OG-Hobart
6-4/307
124. Kwon Alexander-WLB-LSU
6-1/227
162. Kenny Bell-WR-Nebraska
6-1/197
184. Kaelin Clay-WR-Utah
5-10/195
231. Joey Iosefa-FB-Hawaii
6-0/247

BREAKDOWN: 
The Winston era has begun in Tampa. If he fails to overcome his immaturity issues, it will just be the Josh Freeman era all over again. It's Winston's team from day one. He already has a great WR duo in Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans. Tampa did their best to protect him on the field by drafting two solid offensive line prospects. They can only hope that he protects himself from trouble off the field.

2015 NFL Draft Recap/New Depth Charts: AFC PLAYOFF HOPEFULS

Instead of doing pointless "draft grades" I just plugged in key draft picks to see how they fit on their new team

Here is my color code:
Has a good chance to be a starter by next season 
Quality depth 
Need not addressed in the draft 



AFC PLAYOFF HOPEFULS 
Vegas predicts these teams will be fighting for a playoff spot late in the year. 
Vegas odds project them to win 9-7.5 games 




MIAMI DOLPHINS
Head Coach/GM: Joe Philbin/Dennis Hickey
Offensive Coordinator/Style: Bill Lazor/Spread-Pass Heavy in 2014
Pass/Run Ratio: 59.8/40.1
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage
Kevin Coyle/4-3 Man
Offensive Star: Branden Albert-OT
Defensive Star: Cameron Wake-DE/OLB and Ndamukong Suh-DT (new)
Position Analysis 
QB:
Ryan Tannehill-Good
Pass Rush/D-Line: 
RDE: Oliver Vernon-Good
LDE: Cameron Wake-Elite
#3 DE: Dion Jordan-Young/2013 1st RD/Bust so far
RDT: Earl Mitchell-Average
LDT: Ndamukong Suh-Elite/New
Jordan Phillips
LB: 
SLB: Chris McCain-Young/2014 Undrafted
MLB: Koa Misi-Good
WLB: Jelani Jenkins-Young/2013 4th RD
CB: 
LCB: Brent Grimes-Very Good
RCB: Will Davis-Young 2013 3rd RD
Slot CB: Brice McCain-New/Average
#4 CB: Jamar Taylor-Young 2013 2nd RD
Bobby McCain
Safety:
SS: Reshad Jones-Very Good
FS: Louis Delmas-New/Average
Cedric Thompson
WR/TE: 
WR: Jarvis Landry-Young/2014 2nd RD/Good as a rookie
DeVante Parker
WR: Kenny Stills-New/Good
#3 WR: Rishard Matthews-Average
TE: JordanCameron-New/Good when healthy
O-Line: 
LT: Brendan Albert-Very Good
LG: Dallas Thomas-Young/2013 3rd RD/Poor so far
C:   Mike Pouncey-Good
RG: Billy Turner-Young/2014 3rd RD
RT: Ja'Wuan James-Young/2014 1st RD
Jamil Douglas
RB: 
Lamar Miller-Good

NEEDS: 
CB:   Grimes is a stud, but he'll turn 32 this year.  All they have are a bunch of unproven guys with him.  They need a big corner to guard guys like Gronk, Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker.
C/OG:  They can draft a center and move Pouncey over to guard or they can add depth to the guard spot.
SLB:  Undrafted Chris McCain is the current starter.
FS:  Delmas isn't the long term answer.
Big WR : Good duo with Landry and Stills, but both guys are 6-0.  They could use a big Red Zone threat. If Devante Parker slips to #14, he will be very hard to pass up.

14. DeVante Parker-WR-Louisville
6-3/209
52. Jordan Phillips-DT-Oklahoma
6-5/329
114. Jamil Douglas-OG-Arizona State
6-4/304
145. Bobby McCain-CB-Memphis
5-9/195
149. Jay Ajayi-RB-Boise State
6-0/221
150. Cedric Thompson-FS-Minnesota
6-0/208
156. Tony Lippett-WR-Michigan State
6-2/192

BREAKDOWN: 
The Dolphins got the #1 WR they've been searching for. Parker has all the tools to become the go to guy in Miami. The Dolphins have surrounded Ryan Tannehill with a plethora of young pass catchers in Parker, Landry, Stills and Cameron. Phillips is a project, but you can't teach his size and power. They addressed depth on the O-Line with Douglas and added depth in the secondary with McCain and Thompson. If Tannehill can take the next step forward, the Dolphins have a real chance at dethroning New England a top the AFC East.


CINCINNATI BENGALS 
Head Coach/GM: Marvin Lewis/Mike Brown
Offensive Coordinator/Style: Hue Jackson/West Coast-Run Heavy in 2014, Balanced previous two years
Pass/Run Ratio: 50.6/49.4
2013: 55.0/45.0
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage: 
Paul Guenther/4-3 Under, uses both man and zone
Offensive Stars: A.J. Green-WR and Andrew Whitworth-LT
Defensive Star: Geno Atkins-DT
Position Analysis
QB:
Andy Dalton-Average
Pass Rush/D-Line: 
RDE: Michael Johnson-New/struggled in Tampa last year, was good in Cincinnati in 2013
3T/DT- Geno Atkins-Elite when healthy
NT: Domata Peko-Poor
Marcus Hardison
LDE: Carlos Dunlap-Very Good
LB: 
SLB: Emmmanuel Lamur-Below Average
MLB: Ray Maualuga-Average
WLB: Vontaze Burfict-Very Good
Paul Dawson
CB: 
LCB: Dre Kirkpartick-Average
RCB: Adam Jones-Good
Slot CB: Leon Hall-Good
Josh Shaw
Safety:
SS: George Iloka-Good
FS: Reggie Nelson-Good
Derron Smith
WR/TE: 
WR: AJ Green-Elite
WR: Mohamed Sanu-Below Average
 #3 WR: Marvin Jones-Average
TE: Tyler Eifert/Young/2013 1st RD/Average so far
Tyler Kroft
O-Line: 
LT: Andrew Whitworth-Elite
LG: Clint Boling-Good
C:   Russell Bodine-Young/2014 4th RD
RG: Kevin Zeiter-Very Good
RT: Andre Smith-Good
Cedric Ogbuehi
Jake Fisher
RB: 
Power: Jeremy Hill-Young/2014 2nd RD/Good
Scat: Gio Bernard-Young/2013 2nd RD/Good
The best RB duo in the NFL

NEEDS: 
NT:  Peko was terrible last year, luckily for the Bengals, they should have their choice of Malcolm Brown, Eddie Goldman and Jordan Phillips at #21.
#2 WR:  AJ Green is an absolute superstar, but the rest of the WR core is average at best, plenty of good choices in rounds 2-4.
O-Line Depth:  Whitworth is great but he will be 34 this year. The bigger need is a NT, but if a good OT slips to them at #21, the opportunity may be too good to pass up.
Pass Rush Depth:  Signing Johnson was a good move, they still need more depth
SLB:  Lamur is graded as below average according to Pro Football Focus but he is good in coverage. They need an outside backer that can contribute in coverage, pass rush and against the run.
Backup QB:  AJ McCarron has an attractive wife, good for him, but it won't help Cincinnati if Dalton gets injured.  Investing in a QB in the 3rd or 4th round would be a smart move.

21. Cedric Ogbuehi-OT-Texas A&M
6-5/306
53. Jake Fisher-OT-Oregon
6-6/306
85. Tyler Kroft-TE-Rutgers
6-5/246
99. Paul Dawson-ILB-TCU
6-0/235
120. Josh Shaw-CB/FS-USC
6-0/201
135. Marcus Hardison-DT-Arizona State
6-3/307
157. C.J. Uzomah-TE-Auburn
6-5/264
197. Derron Smith-FS-Fresno State
5-10/200
238. Mario Alford-WR-West Virginia
5-8/180

BREAKDOWN:
The Bengals made it priority one to add depth the the offensive line by taking 2 OTs with their first two selections. Kroft is a nice insurance pick in case Tyler Eifert gets injured agiain. Like they have in the past, they took guys high college production over guys that test well. Dawson, Shaw, Hardison and Derron Smith all fit this model. Another good draft for Cincinnati.



HOUSTON TEXANS
Head Coach/GM: Bill O'Brian/Rick Smith
Offensive Coordinator/Style: George Godsey (new)/Ball Control-Balanced
Pass/Run Ratio: 46.8/53.2
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage
Romeo Crennell/3-4 Cover 1
Offensive Star: Arian Foster-RB, DeAndre Hopkins-WR and Duane Brown-LT
Defensive Star: JJ Watt-DE/5T/Pass Rusher
Position Analysis
QB:
Brian Hoyer-New/Below Average
Ryan Mallet-Unproven
Pass Rush: 
5T/DE: JJ Watt-Elite
Jack LB: Jadeveon Clowney-Young/2014 1st RD (#1 overall pick)
SLB:  Whitney Mercilus-Below Average
Interior D-Line: 
NT:  Vince Wilfork-New/Good
3T/DT: Jered Crick-Below Average
Christian Covington
LB: 
LILB: Brian Cushing-Average/Very Good when healthy
RILB: Justin Tuggle or Mike Mohammed-Both unproven
Benardrick McKinney
CB: 
LCB: Kareem Jackson-Good
RCB: Jonathan Joseph-Good
Kevin Johnson
Safety:
SS: DJ Swearinger-Young/2013 2nd RD/Below Average so far
FS: Rahim Moore-New/Average/Good
WR/TE: 
WR: DeAndre Hopkins-Very Good
Jaelen Strong
WR: Cecil Shorts-New/Average when healthy
TE: Garrett Graham-Below Average
O-Line: 
LT: Duane Brown-Very Good
LG: Xavier Su'a Filo-Young/2014
C:    Ben Jones-Average
RG: Brandon Brooks-Very Good
RT: Derek Newton-Good
RB: 
Arian Foster-Good/Elite when healthy
Alfred Blue-Young/2014 6th RD

NEEDS: 
QB:  Unless they trade up for Mariota or Winston they will have to roll with the Hoyer/Mallet duo in 2015. They still can challenge for a playoff spot if everyone else stays healthy.  If not, coach Bill O'Brian may have a shot to draft his former Penn St QB Christian Hackenberg next draft.
ILBs:  Cushing is good but he's always injured, the other spot is is occupied by two unproven players.
#2 WR: Hopkins is a clear cut #1 guy but right now he's the only consistent threat .
TE:  See above 
SS/Slot Corner: Upgrade may be needed over Swearinger
C/G Depth
Pass Rush Depth 


16. Kevin Johnson-CB-Wake Forest
6-0/188
43. Benardrick McKinney-ILB-Mississippi State
6-4/246
70. Jaelen Strong-WR-Arizona State
6-2/217

175. Keith Mumphery-WR-Michigan State
6-0/215
211. Reshard Cliett-OLB-South Florida
6-2/235
216. Christian Covington-3T/DT/DE-Rice
6-2/289
235. Kenny Hilliard-RB-LSU
6-0/226

BREAKDOWN: 
The Texans may have the best draft of any team this weekend. They were able to get three players with first round talent. Kevin Johnson will likely start at nickel corner while McKinney has a good chance to start at ILB. In my opinion, Strong will be the biggest steal of the draft. I see him being this year's Jarvis Landry. Houston needed WRs to complement Hopkins, so they drafted two of them. FOr the second year in a row the Texans took a RB out of LSU. Hilliard and Alfred Blue are now reunited in Houston.


KANSAS CITY CHIEFS 
Picks in first 3 rounds: 18, 49, 80, 98
10 total picks
Head Coach/GM: Andy Reid/John Dorsey
Offensive Coordinator/Style: Doug Pederson/West Coast-Balanced
Pass/Run Ratio: 54.0/46.0
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage:
Bob Sutton/3-4 Press Man
Offensive Star: Jamaal Charles-RB
Defensive Star: Justin Houston-OLB  
Position Analysis
QB:
Alex Smith-Good
Pass Rush/OLB: 
ROLB: Tamba Hali-Good
LOLB: Justin Houston-Elite
Interior D-Line: 
RDE: Mike DeVito-Good
NT:   Dontari Poe-Good/Elite potential
LDE: Jaye Howard or Allen Bailey-both Average
LB: 
LILB: Derrick Johnson-Very Good
RILB: James Michael Johnson-Below Average
Ramik Wilson
D.J. Alexander
CB: 
LCB: Phillip Gaines-Young/2014 4th RD
RCB: Sean Smith-Good
#3 CB: Jamell Fleming-Average
Marcus Peters
Steven Nelson
Safety:
SS: Husain Abdullah-Average
FS: Ron Parker-New/Average
Eric Berry-Elite when healthy, is currently recovering from Hodgkin's Lymphoma and may miss all of 2015
WR/TE: 
WR: Jeremy Maclin-New/Good
WR: Jason Avant-New/Below Average
Chris Conley
Slot WR: De'Anthony Thomas-Young/2014 4th RD
TE: Travis Kelce-Very Good/Young/2013 3rd RD
O-Line: 
LT: Eric Fisher-Young/2013 1st RD (#1 overall)/Bust so far
LG: Ben Grubbs-New/Good
C:   Eric Kush-Young/2013 6th RD
RG: Jeff Allen-Below Average
RT: Donald Stephenson-Below Average
Mitch Morse
RB: 
Jamaal Charles-Elite/Very Good
FB: Anthony Sherman-Elite in role

NEEDS: 
O-Line Depth:  They lost arguably the best center in the league in Rodney Hudson via free agency. Trading for Grubbs was a smart move but they still need a ton of help up front. Fisher has struggled in his 1st two seasons and now there are rumors that he may move to right tackle.
#2 WR:  Signing Maclin was a smart move, but they still need another pass catcher to take the pressure off of him
ILB:  Derrick Johnson continues to play at a high level even at age 32, but he needs some help on the inside
LDE Upgrade
DB Depth

18. Marcus Peters-CB-Washington
6-0/197
49. Mitch Morse-OT/G-Missouri
6-5/305
76. Chris Conley-WR-Georgia
6-2/213
98. Steven Nelson CB Oregon State
5-10/197

118. Ramik Wilson-ILB-Georgia
6-2/237
172. D.J. Alexander-ILB-Oregon State
6-2/233
173. James O'Shaughnessy-TE-Illinois State
6-4/245
217. Rakeem Nunez-Roches-DT-Southern Mississippi
6-2/307
233. Da'Ron Brown-WR-Northern Illinois
6-0/205

BREAKDOWN:
Very solid all-around draft by KC. 2nd round pick Mitch Morse will compete for the starting RT and RG spots while first round pick Marcus Peters will compete for a starting corner spot. They drafted two ILB's in Wilson and Alexander, both have a chance to start along side Derrick Johnson. Conley provides KC with a big red zone WR while Nelson adds depth to the secondary. The Chiefs' playoff hopes will once again depend on QB Alex Smith and RB Jamaal Charles.


BUFFALO BILLS
Head Coach/GM: Rex Ryan (new)/Doug Whaley
Offensive Coordinator/Style: J Greg Roman (new)/Ball Control
Pass/Run Ratio: 59.0/41.0
Roman last year with the 49ers was 50.9/49.1
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage
Dennis Thurman (new)/Hybrid 3-4 Press Man
Offensive Star: LaSean McCoy-RB
Defensive Stars: Marcel Dareus-DT, Mario Williams-DE/OLB, Kyle Williams-DT
Position Analysis
QB:
Matt Cassel-Below Average  or
EJ Manuel-Young/2013 1st RD/Poor so far
Pass Rush/D-Line: 
LDE: Mario Williams-Very Good
NT:  Marcel Dareus-Elite
3T/DT: Kyle Williams-Elite
OLB/RDE: Jerry Hughes-Good
LB: 
ILB: Nigel Bradham-Good
ILB: Preston Brown-Young/2014 3rd RD
ILB: Randell Johnson-Young/2014 7th RD
CB:  
LCB: Corey Graham-Good
RCB: Stephon Gilmore-Good
Slot CB: Leodis McKelvin-Good
Ronald Darby
Safety:
SS: Aaron Williams-Average
FS: Duke Willimas-Average
WR/TE: 
WR: Sammy Watkins-Young/2014 1st RD
WR: Robert Woods-Young/2013 2nd RD
Slot WR: Percy Harvin-New/Good when healthy
TE: Charles Clay-New/Good
Nick O'Leary
O-Line: 
LT: Cordy Glenn-Good
LG: Chris Williams-Poor  or
      Cyril Richardson-Young/2014 5th RD
       John Miller 
C:   Eric Wood-Average
RG: Richie Incognito-New/Good/Average
RT: Seantrel Henderson-Young/2014 7th RD  or
      Cyrus Kouandjio-Young/2014 2nd RD
RB: 
LaSean McCoy-Elite
Fred Jackson-Good
Karlos Williams-Goal Line 

NEEDS: 
QB:  Matt Cassel is a stop gap and EJ Manuel has been a major bust so far.
ILB:  They traded Kiko Alonso in order to get McCoy.
DB Depth:  They have lost Da'Norris Searcy and Jarius Byrd in consecutive off seasons. The starters are solid but a backup that can play safety and nickel corner would be a plus
O-Line Depth:  Upgrades are needed at LG and RT

50. Ronald Darby-CB-FSU
5-11/193
81. John Miller-OG-Louisville
6-2/303
155. Karlos Williams-RB-FSU
6-1/230
188. Tony Steward-WLB/ILB-Clemson
6-0/235
194. Nick O'Leary-TE-FSU
6-3/252
234/ Dezmin Lewis-WR-Central Arkansas
6-4/214

BREAKDOWN: 
The Bills must of been very attentive at the FSU Pro Day. Half of their six picks are from FSU. The Bills already filled most of their needs through free agency and trades. They just used the draft to add depth. Contrary to popular opinion (including mine), the Bills did NOT draft a QB. The Matt Cassel/EJ Manual duo will be under center in 2015.


2015 NFL Draft Recap/New Depth Charts: NFC PLAYOFF HOPEFULS

Instead of doing pointless "draft grades" I just plugged in key draft picks to see how they fit on their new team


Here is my color code:
Has a good chance to be a starter by next season 
Quality depth 
Need not addressed in the draft 




NFC PLAYOFF HOPEFULS 
Vegas predicts these teams will be fighting for a playoff spot late in the year. 
Vegas odds project them to win 9-8 games 




PHILADELPHIA EAGLES 
Head Coach/GM: Chip Kelly/Howie Roseman
Offensive Coordinator/Style: Pat Shurmur/Spread-Balanced
Pass/Run Ratio: 56.7/43.3
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage: 
Billy Davis/4-3 Under/3-4 Press Man
Offensive Stars: DeMarco Murray-RB, Jason Peters-LT and Evan Mathis-LG
Defensive Star: Fletcher Cox-DE
Position Analysis
QB:
Sam Bradford-Average when healthy   or
Mark Sanchez-Below Average
Pass Rush/OLB/DE: 
Connor Barwin-Good
Brandon Graham-Good
Vinny Curry-Good
Interior D-Line: 
3T/DE: Fletcher Cox-Very Good
NT:  Bennie Logan-Young/2013 3rd RD
LDE: Cedric Thornton-Good
LB: 
ILB: Mychal Kendricks-Good
ILB: Kiko Alonso-Good/New
CB: 
LCB: Walter Thurmond-New/Average
RCB: Byron Maxwell-New/Good
Slot CB: Brandon Boykin-Very Good at role
JaCorey Shepherd
Randall Evan
Safety:
SS: Earl Wolff-Young/2013 5th RD/Average so far
FS: Malcolm Jenkins-Good
Eric Rowe
WR/TE: 
WR: Jordan Matthees-Young/2014 2nd RD
Nelson Agholor
WR: Riley Cooper-Below Average
#3 WR: Josh Huff-Young/2014 3rd RD
TE 1: Zach Ertz-Young/2013 2nd RD/Good so far
TE 2: Brent Celek-Good
O-Line: 
LT: Jason Peters-Elite
LG: Evan Mathis-Elite
C:   Jason Kelce-Very Good
RG: Matt Tobin-Below Average
RT: Lane Johnson-Young/2013 1st RD (#4 overall), Good right now, Elite potential
RB: 
DeMarco Murray-Elite/New
Darren Sproles-Good

NEEDS: 
QB:  This may be the most talented roster in the NFL. They have 3 players that Pro Football Focus graded as Elite. Plus 13 more starters that can be considered very good or good. This team is a QB away from getting to the Super Bowl.
#2 WR:  After a good rookie season Matthews appears ready to be the #1 target in Philly.  The Eagles allowed Jeremy Maclin to walk via free agency. Now they need a young counterpart to pair with Matthews.
SS:  They addressed the CB issues in free agency but they still need an upgrade at SS
O-Line Depth:  Mathis is still arguably the best LG in the NFL but he will be 34 this year. Tobin is unproven and struggled last year. Longtime starting RG Todd Herremans was a cap casualty this off season.

20. Nelson Agholor-WR-USC
6-0/198
47. Eric Rowe-CB/FS-Utah
6-1/205
84. Jordan Hicks-WLB/ILB-Texas
6-1/236
191. JaCorey Shepherd-CB Kansas
5-11/199
196. Randall Evans-CB-Kansas State
6-0/190
237. Brian Mihalik-DE-Boston College
6-9/295

BREAKDOWN: 
I mocked Agholor and Rowe going to the Eagles and it's exactly what happened. The Eagles get two instant impact player that are ready to start. Agholor will take over the Jeremy Maclin role at WR, while Rowe can come in and start at CB or safety. They added depth to the defense with their other four picks. Philly has NFC East title ambitions, Dallas better take notice.


ARIZONA CARDINALS 
Head Coach/GM: Bruce Arians/Steve Keim
Offensive Coordinator/Style: Harold Goodwin/Vertical-Pass Heavy
Pass/Run Ratio: 58.9/41.1
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage: 
James Bettcher (new)/3-4 Hybrid Press Man
Offensive Star: Larry Fitzgerald-WR
Defensive Stars: Patrick Peterson-CB/KR and Calais Campbell-DE
Position Analysis
QB:
Carson Palmer-Good
Pass Rush: 
RDE/5T: Calais Campbell-Elite
ROLB: Alex Okafor-Young/2013 4th RD/Below Average so far
LOLB: Matt Shaugnessy-Below Average
#3 OLB: Lamarr Woodley-New/Average 
Markus Golden
Shaquille Riddick
Interior D-Line: 
LDE: Frostee Rucker-Average
NT:  Alameda Ta'Amu-Unproven
3T/NT: Corey Peters-New/Average
Rodney Gunter
LB: 
LILB: Kevin Minter-Young/2013 2nd RD/Average so far
RILB: Sean Weatherspoon-New/Good
ILB:   Daryl Washington-Suspended-Very Good when playing
CB: 
LCB: Patrick Peterson-Very Good/Elite
RCB: Jerraud Powers-Average
#3 CB: Justin Bethel-Unproven
Safety:
FS: Tyrann Mathieu-Young/2013 3rd RD/Very Good/almost Elite
SS/WLB (strictly box): Deone Buchannon-Young/2014 1st RD
SS: Tony Jefferson-Young/2013 Undrafted
WR/TE: 
WR: Larry Fitzgerald-was Elite/has recently fell to Good
WR: Michael Floyd-Good
Deep Threat WR: John Brown-Young/2014 3rd RD
TE: Troy Nicklas-Young/2014 2nd RD
O-Line: 
LT: Jared Veldheer-Very Good
LG: Jonathan Cooper-Young/2013 1st RD
C:  Anthony Steen-Unproven/Young/2014 Undrafted  or
     Ted Larsen-Below Average at RG last year
RG: Mike Iupati-New/Very Good/Elite
RT: Bobby Massie-Average
D.J. Humphries
RB: 
Andre Ellington-Young/2013 6th RD/Good when healthy
Stepfan Taylor-Young/2013 5th RD
David Johnson

NEEDS: 
Pass Rush OLB:  Campbell does a great job getting pressure from the 5 technique but the Cards lack an outside pass rush. Okafor is a solid #2 OLB but they need a #1. At #24 they can get a good player like Eli Harold or Nate Orchard but they will need to trade up to get an elite play maker.
#2 CB:  Peterson is a star but he could use an upgrade across the field.
Power RB:  Ellington has been very effective when healthy but he's barely 200 pounds.  The Cards need a bigger back to help carry the load.
LG:  It's a make or break year for 2013 1st RD pick Jonathan Cooper
NT:  They lost Dan Williams in free agency. They signed Peters, but he may be a better fit as a 3 technique
Young QB: Carson Palmer is 35 and has been very injury prone. How early is to early to find an eventual replacement?


24. D.J. Humphries-OT-Florida
6-5/307
58. Markus Golden-OLB/EDGE-Missouri
6-2/260
86. David Johnson-RB-Northern Iowa
6-1/224
116. Rodney Gunter-DT-Delaware State
6-5/305
158. Shaquille Riddick-DE/OLB/EDGE-West Virginia
6-6/242
159. Jamarcus Nelson-WR/KR-UAB
5-10/156
256. Gerald Christian-TE-Louisville
6-3/244

BREAKDOWN: 
The Cards continued to upgrade the O-Line by drafting DJ Humphries. He has a chance to start at RT. His athletic ability and length complement the sheer power that RG Mike Iupati provides. They added a power back in David Johnson to ease the load off of Andre Ellington. They also added depth on defense with pass rushers Golden and Riddick along with DT Gunter. An overall solid draft for Steve Keim and Bruce Arians. However the Cards will only go as far as Carson Palmer's health takes them. The Cards may be taking a QB in the 1st round of the 2016 draft if Palmer cannot stay healthy.


SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
Picks in first 3 rounds: 15, 46, 79
9 total picks
Head Coach/GM: Jim Tomsula (new)/Trent Balke
Offensive Coordinator/Style: Jeep Chryst (new)/Ball Control-Balanced
Pass/Run Ratio: 50.9/49.1
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage
Eric Mangini (new)/3-4 Zone
Offensive Star: Joe Staley-LT
Defensive Star: NaVorro Bowman-ILB
Position Analysis
QB:
Colin Kaepernick-Average/potential to be Good
Pass Rush/OLB: 
ROLB: Aldon Smith-Very Good/almost Elite
LOLB: Aaron Lynch-Young/2014 5th RD
Eli Harold
Interior D-Line: 
RDE: Justin Smith-Good
NT:   Glenn Dorsey-Good
LDE: Darnell Dockett-New/Good
#3 DE: Tank Carradine-Young/2013 2nd RD
Arik Armstead
LB: 
LILB: Nick Moody-Young/2014 6th RD
RILB: NaVorro Bowman-Elite
CB: 
LCB: Trumaine Brock-Good
RCB: Dontae Johnson-Young/2014 4th RD or
          Shareece Wright-New
Slot CB: Jimmy Ward-Young/2014 1st RD
Safety:
SS: Antonie Bethea-Good
Jaquiski Tartt
FS: Eric Reid-Young/2013 1st RD/Average so far
WR/TE: 
WR: Torrey Smith-New/Good
WR: Anquan Boldin-Good
Slot WR: Bruce Ellington-Young/2014 4th RD
TE: Vernon Davis-Average
Blake Bell
O-Line: 
LT: Joe Staley-Elite
LG: Brandon Thomas-Young/2014 3rd RD or
       Marcus Martin-Young/2014 3rd RD
C:    Daniel Kilgore-Good
They may move Martin to center and Kilgore to LG
RG: Alex Boone-Good
RT: Anthony Davis-Good
RB: 
Carlos Hyde-Young/2014 2nd RD
Kendall Hunter-Average
Mike Davis

NEEDS: 
DE:  Justin Smith and Darnell Dockett are a combined 69 years old, they need a young 3 technique or 5 technique to help anchor Mangini's 3-4 defense.
ILB:  Both Patrick Willis and Chris Borland retired due to health concerns, it leaves Bowman as the only starter with experience on the inside.
TE:  This may be Davis' last year in San Fran.
DB Depth
C/G Depth
WR Depth 

17. Arik Armstead-DE-Oregon
6-7/292
46. Jaquiski Tartt-SS-Samford
6-1/221
79. Eli Harold-OLB/EDGE-Virginia
6-3/247
117. Blake Bell-TE-Oklahoma
6-6/252
126. Mike Davis-RB-South Carolina
5-9/217
132. DeAndre Smelter-WR-Georgia Tech
6-2/226
165. Bradley Pinion-PUNTER-Clemson
6-5/229
190. Ian Silberman-OT-Boston College
6-5/294
244. Trenton Brown-OG-Florida
6-8/355
254. Rory Anderson-TE-South Carolina
6-5/244

BREAKDOWN: 
This draft proved to me that 49ers are looking at the long term picture over success next year. It looks like they are already preparing for the 2016 off season losses of:
Justin Smith (Armstead)
Antonie Bethea (Tartt)
Vernon Davis (Bell)
Eli Harold is a steal in the 3rd but they failed to take an ILB, CB or a big WR. This may be a LONG season in San Fran. On paper this looks like the a below average team.


NEW YORK GIANTS
Head Coach/GM: Tom Coughlin/Jerry Reese   
Offensive Coordinator/Style: Ben McAdoo/West Coast-Balanced, will pass more if they can protect Eli better
Pass/Run Ratio: 57.5/42.5
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage:
Steve Spagnuolo (new)/4-3 Man
Offensive Stars: Odell Beckham Jr.-WR and Eli Manning-QB
Defensive Star: Jason Pierre Paul-DE
Position Analysis
QB: 
Eli Manning-Very Good
Pass Rush/DE: 
RDE: Jason Pierre Paul-Very Good
LDE: Demontre Moore-Young/2013 3rd RD
#3 DE/pass rush specialist: Robert Ayers-Good
Owamagbe Odighizuwa
Interior D-Line: 
LDT: Cullen Jenkins-Average
RDT: Jonthan Hankins-Very Good
ILB: 
SLB: Devon Kennard-Young/2014 5th RD
MLB: Jon Beason-Below Average
WLB: JT Thomas-New/Unproven
CB: 
LCB: Dominique Rodgers Cromartie-Very Good
RCB: Prince Amukamara-Good
Slot CB: Trumaine McBride-Good
Safety:
SS: Cooper Taylor-Young/2013 5th RD
Landon Collins
FS: Nat Berhe-Young/2014 5th RD
Mykkele Thompson
WR/TE: 
WR: Odell Beckham Jr.-Elite/2014 1st RD, was NFL Rookie of the Year
WR: Victor Cruz-Good
WR: Rueben Randle-Average
TE: Larry Donnell-Below Average
O-Line: 
LT: Willam Beatty-Good
LG: John Jerry-New/Below Average
C:  Weston Richburg-Young/2014 2nd RD
RG: Geoff Schwartz-Very Good
RT: Justin Pugh-Young/2013 1st RD, average so far, playing out of position
Ereck Flowers
Bobby Hart
RB: 
Rashad Jennings-Average
Shane Vereen-New/Average
Andre Williams-Young/2014 4th RD

NEEDS: 
OT/G:  The G-Men really struggled protecting Eli last year. The team can draft a RT at #9 and move Pugh to LG or draft a LG and keep Pugh at RT.  Either way they need more bodies to keep the pressure off of Eli.
Both Safeties:  As you can see they have a pair of unproven 5th round talents starting as of now. Landon Collins will be there at #9 but that might be too high for him.
MLB or WLB:  Beason has lost a step and Thomas is unproven
TE:  Is Larry Donnell really the answer here?
O-Line Depth
DT Depth

9. Ereck Flowers-OT-Miami
6-6/329
33. Landon Collins-SS Bama
6-0/228
74. Owamagbe Odighizuwa-DE/EDGE-UCLA
6-3/267
144. Mykkele Thompson-FS-Texas
6-2/191
186. Geremy Davis-WR-Connecticut
6-2/216
226. Bobby Hart-OG-FSU
6-5/329

BREAKDOWN:
The Giants filled their two biggest needs with two instant starters. They made a very smart move in trading up for Landon Collins at the start of round two. Flowers was a slight reach at #9 but he's exactly what they need at LT. In the 2011 draft, many pundits were calling Tyron Smith a reach at #9. Now 4 years later he's an All-Pro left tackle. The Giants hope Flowers can have the same impact. Owa provides depth to the pass rush while Thompson has a chance to start at FS. If the G-Men can protect Eli then they have a very good chance of competing for the division title with Dallas and Philly.


ATLANTA FALCONS
Head Coach/GM: Dan Quinn (new)/Thomas Dimitroff
Offensive Coordinator/Style: Kyle Shanahan/West Coast-Balanced
Pass/Run Ratio: 63.0/37.0
Shanahan with the Browns in 2014: 51.3/48.7
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage:
Richard Smith/4-3 Man
Offensive Star: Matt Ryan-QB and Julio Jones-WR
Defensive Star: Desmond Trufant-CB
Position Analysis
QB: 
Matt Ryan-very Good
Pass Rush/DE: 
LDE: Tyson Jackson-Below Average
RDE: Adrian Clayborn-New/Average
Vic Beasley
Interior D-Line: 
DT: Ra'Shede Hageman-Young/2014 2nd RD
NT: Paul Soliai-Average
Grady Jarrett
ILB: 
SLB: Brooks Reed-New/Average
MLB: Paul Worrilow-Young/2013 Undrafted, poor last year
WLB: Justin Durant-New/Average
CB: 
LCB: Desmond Trufant-Very Good/Young/2013 1st RD
RCB: Robert Alford-Young/2013 2nd RD
#3/Nickel CB: Phillip Adams-New/Average
Jalen Collins
Safety:
SS: William Moore-Average
FS: Dezmen Southward-Young/2014 3rd RD
WR/TE: 
WR: Julio Jones-Very Good/Elite
WR: Roddy White-Good
Justin Hardy
TE: Levine Toilolo-Poor  or
      Jacob Tamme-New/Average
O-Line: 
LT: Jake Matthews-Young/2014 1st RD
LG: Harland Gunn-Unknown/never started  or
       Peter Konz-Poor as a Center
C:   Joe Hawley-Average
RG: Jon Asamoah-Good
RT: Ryan Schraeder-Average
RB: 
Tevin Coleman 
Devonta Freeman-Young/2014 4th RD

NEEDS: 
Pass Rusher:  They need a young edge rusher with speed to get after Drew Brees and Cam Newton. New coach Dan Quinn was the Defensive Coordinator of Seattle.  He wants fast guys with high motors.
TE:  Tony Gonzalez retired after 2013, they failed to find an adequate replacement last year.
MLB:  Quinn will want a fast stud MLB similar to his MLB in Seattle, Bobby Wagner.
#2 WR:  Jones is a star but Roddy will be 34 next year. Losing Harry Douglas will hurt more than most Falcons fans think.
RB:  New coordinator Kyle Shanahan wants to be more balanced, he will need an every down back to achieve that.
LG Upgrade
DB Depth

8. Vic Beasley-OLB/DE/EDGE-Clemson
6-3/246
42. Jalen Collins-CB-LSU
6-1/203
73. Tevin Coleman-RB-Indiana
5-11/206

107. Justin Hardy-WR-East Carolina
5-10/192
137. Grady Jarrett-DT-Clemson
6-1/304
225. Jake Rodgers-OT-Eastern Washington
6-6/320
249. Akeem King-S/CB-San Jose State
6-3/312

BREAKDOWN:
The Falcons had a great draft to say the least. They filled their biggest need by taking pass rusher Vic Beasley. They also added two key play makers on offense in Coleman and Hardy. Coleman should be their starting RB to start the season. They also added to good players on defense in Collins and Jarrett. Like the Giants. if the Falcons can protect Matt Ryan, they should find themselves fighting for the NFC South division title.