Monday, April 23, 2012

NFL Draft Team Needs: Picks 17 or lower

CINCINNATI BENGALS 
Picks in first 3 rounds: 17, 21, 53, 83
Head Coach/GM: Marvin Lewis/Mike Brown 
Offensive Coordinator/Style: Jay Gruden/West Coast-Balanced
Defensive Coordinator/Style: Mike Zimmer/Hybrid 
Offensive Star: A.J. Green-WR
Defensive Star: Geno Atkins-DT
Position Analysis
QB:  Young/Good-Andy Dalton (2nd year)
PR: Elite due to Atkins but only get average production from DEs
OT: Good 
Interior O-Line: Average 
WR/TE: Average, need depth
RB: Average
Interior D-Line: Good 
LB: Good 
CB:  Leon Hall is good, need a #2
Safety:  Good
NEEDS:  CB, G/C, #2 WR, PR-DE, RB


SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
Picks in first 3 rounds: 18, 49, 78
Head Coach/GM: Norv Turner/A.J. Smith
Offensive Coordinator/Style: Hal Hunter/Ball Control-Balanced
Defensive Coordinator/Style:  John Pagano/3-4
Offensive Star: Phillip Rivers-QB
Defensive Star: Eric Weddle-FS
Position Analysis
QB: Elite 
PR/OLB:  Average, though Antwan Barnes is a good specialist  
OT: Average
Interior O-Line: Average
WR/TE: Average with loss of Vincent Jackson
RB: Good when healthy
Interior D-Line:  Good
LB: Good 
CB: Elite as a duo with Antoine Cason but Quentin Jammer is getting old
Safety: Elite at FS, need at SS
NEEDS:  PR, SS, RT, WR depth, backup RB

CHICAGO BEARS
Picks in first 3 rounds: 19, 50, 79
Head Coach/GM: Lovie Smith/Phil Emery
Offensive Coordinator/Style: Mike Tice/Balanced
Defensive Coordinator/Style: Rod Marinelli/4-3 Tampa 2 
Offensive Star: was Matt Forte-RB, now will be Jay Cutler-QB
Defensive Star: Julius Peppers-DE
Position Analysis
QB: Good
PR: Good, need compliment 
OT: Need
Interior O-Line: Need 
WR/TE: Good, with addition of Brandon Marshall
RB:  Elite if Forte is healthy AND under contract
Interior D-Line: Need 
LB: Elite
CB: Good
Safety: Good young duo  
NEEDS: LT, compliment DE/PR, TE, G/C, WR depth, DB depth

TENNESSEE TITANS
Picks in first 3 rounds: 20,52, 82
Head Coach/GM: Mike Munchack/Ruston Webster
Offensive Coordinator/Style: Chris Palmer/Balanced-likes to throw but has a young QB
Defensive Coordinator/Style: Jerry Gray/4-3
Offensive Star: Chris Johnson-RB
Defensive Star:  
Position Analysis
QB:  Young-Jake Locker (2nd year)
PR/DE: Need
OT: Good
Interior O-Line: Average 
WR/TE: Average could be very good if Kenny Britt stays healthy
RB: Elite
Interior D-Line: Average
LB:  Average, very young though
CB: Need
Safety: Good
NEEDS:  CB, MLB, DE, G/C, DT, WR

DETROIT LIONS
Picks in first 3 rounds: 23, 54, 85
Head Coach/GM:  Jim Schwartz/Maritn Mayhew
Offensive Coordinator/Style: Scott Linehan/Balanced-with heavy pass
Defensive Coordinator/Style: Gunther Cunningham/4-3 Wide 9 
Offensive Star: Calvin Johnson-WR
Defensive Star: Ndamukong Suh-DT
Position Analysis
QB: Good, Matt Stafford turn to elite this year
PR/DE:  Good, but Kyle Vanden Bosch will be 34 this year 
OT:  Good,but LT Jeff Backus will be 35 this year
Interior O-Line: Good 
WR/TE: Elite
RB: Good if Jahvid Best stays healthy
Interior D-Line: Elite 
LB: Good, could use an upgrade on the weakside
CB: Need
Safety: Average
NEEDS:  CB, young LT, FS, young DE, WLB

PITTSBURGH STEELERS 
Picks in first 3 rounds: 24, 56, 86
Head Coach/GM: Mike Tomlin/Kevin Colbert 
Offensive Coordinator/Style: Todd Haley/Spread-Balanced
Defensive Coordinator/Style: Dick LeBeau/3-4
Offensive Star: Ben Roethlisberger-QB
Defensive Star: Troy Polamalu-SS
Position Analysis
QB: Elite
PR/OLB: Elite 
OT: Average
Interior O-Line: Center Mike Pouncey is elite, guards are average  
WR/TE: Elite
RB: Good
Interior D-Line: Good  
LB: Elite
CB: Good
Safety: Elite
NEEDS:  Young NT, RT/G, young ILB, speed RB

DENVER BRONCOS 
Picks in first 3 rounds: 25, 57, 87
Head Coach/GM: John Fox/Brian Xanders 
Offensive Coordinator/Style: Mike McCoy/was ball control, but now will be pass heavy with Peyton Manning  
Defensive Coordinator/Style: Jack Del Rio/4-3
Offensive Star: Peyton Manning-QB 
Defensive Star: Von Miller-OLB 
Position Analysis
QB:  Elite when healthy 
PR/DE: Good  
OT: Good
Interior O-Line: Average 
WR/TE: Average
RB: Need  
Interior D-Line:  Need  
LB:Elite  
CB: Good 
Safety: Average 
NEEDS:  DT, young CB, RB, backup QB, G/C

HOUSTON TEXANS
Picks in first 3 rounds: 26, 58, 76
Head Coach/GM: Gary Kubiak/Rick Smith 
Offensive Coordinator/Style: Rick Dennison/Balanced-Ball Control
Defensive Coordinator/Style: Wade Phillips/3-4
Offensive Star: Arian Foster-RB and Andre Johnson-WR
Defensive Star: Jonathan Joseph-CB and Brian Cushing-ILB 
Position Analysis
QB: Good
PR: Elite with DE J.J. Watt's pass rushing ability
OT: Good
Interior O-Line: Elite
WR/TE: Good, need compliment
RB: Elite
Interior D-Line:  Good
LB:Good
CB: Joseph is elite, major need at spot  
Safety: Average 
NEEDS:  #2 WR, RT/G, NT, #3 CB

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
Picks in first 3 rounds: 27, 31, 48, 62, 93
Head Coach/GM: Bill Belicheck is both 
Offensive Coordinator/Style: Josh McDaniels/Spread
Defensive Coordinator/Style: None/Hybrid
Offensive Star: Tom Brady-QB
Defensive Star: Vince Wilfork-DT/NT
Position Analysis
QB: Elite
PR: Need
OT: Average with the retirement of LT Matt Light, they picked Nate Solder in the first round last year
Interior O-Line: Elite
WR/TE: Elite
RB: Need
Interior D-Line:  Wilfork is elite, need depth
LB: Good
CB: Need
Safety: Need FS
NEEDS:  PR, DT/3 technique, CB, FS, RT/G

GREEN BAY PACKERS
Picks in first 3 rounds: 28, 59, 90
Head Coach/GM: Mike McCarthy/Ted Thompson 
Offensive Coordinator/Style: none yet/Heavy Pass-Spread
Defensive Coordinator/Style: Dom Capers/3-4
Offensive Star: Aaron Rodgers-QB
Defensive Star: Charles Woodson-CB
Position Analysis
QB: Elite
PR/OLB: Clay Matthews was a star in 2010 but just good in 2011, need a compliment 
OT:good at RT, need a LT
Interior O-Line:Good but aging
WR/TE: Elite
RB: Average, don't run that much
Interior D-Line: NT B.J. Raji is elite, need at DE
LB:Good
CB: Elite, but Woodson will be 36 this year
Safety: Need
NEEDS: PR, young C/G, DE, S, young CB

BALTIMORE RAVENS
Picks in first 3 rounds: 29, 60, 91
Head Coach/GM: John Harbaugh/Ozzie Newsome
Offensive Coordinator/Style: Cam Cameron/Ball Control
Defensive Coordinator/Style: None yet/3-4
Offensive Star: Ray Rice-RB
Defensive Star: Haloti Ngata-DE and Terrell Suggs-OLB, no longer Ray Lewis -ILB and Ed Reed-FS
Position Analysis
QB: Good
PR/OLB: Elite 
OT: Good
Interior O-Line: Good because of Marshall Yanda-RG
WR/TE:Good
RB: Elite
Interior D-Line:  Elite
LB: Good, but needs some young stars
CB: Average
Safety: Need at SS and Reed needs to stay healthy
NEEDS:  SS, G/C, LB depth, WR, backup RB

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
Picks in first 3 rounds: 30, 61, 92
Head Coach/GM: Jim Harbaugh/Trent Balke 
Offensive Coordinator/Style:Greg Roman/Ball Control-Balanced
Defensive Coordinator/Style: Vic Fangio/3-4
Offensive Star: Left side of O-Line, Joe Staley-LT and Mike Iupati-LG
Defensive Star: Patrick Willis-ILB and Justin Smith-DE
Position Analysis
QB: Alex Smith was good last year, but very very average before that 
PR/OLB: Elite
OT: Good
Interior O-Line: Good, major need at RG
WR/TE: Average, could be good with Mario Manningham and Randy Moss
RB: Elite
Interior D-Line:  Elite
LB: Elite
CB: Good
Safety: Elite duo
NEEDS:  RG, WR, DE depth, LB depth

NEW YORK GIANTS
Picks in first 3 rounds: 32, 63, 94 
Head Coach/GM: Tom Coughlin/Jerry Reese   
Offensive Coordinator/Style: Kevin Gilbride/Balanced-Pass heavy last year though
Defensive Coordinator/Style: Perry Fewell/4-3 
Offensive Star: Eli Manning-QB 
Defensive Star: Jason Pierre Paul-DE and Justin Tuck-DE/DT 
Position Analysis
QB: Elite  
PR/DE: Elite, best trio in league with JPP, Tuck and Osi 
OT: Average 
Interior O-Line: Good 
WR/TE: Elite 
RB: Good 
Interior D-Line: Good 
LB: Need  
CB: Average 
Safety: Elite 
NEEDS: LB, #3 WR or TE, RT/G, backup RB




ATLANTA FALCONS
Picks in first 3 rounds: 55, 84
Head Coach/GM: Mike Smith/Thomas Dimitroff
Offensive Coordinator/Style: Dirk Koetter/Balanced-more passing
Defensive Coordinator/Style: Mike Nolan/Hybrid, Nolan likes a 3-4 but they have 4-3 personnel 
Offensive Star: Matt Ryan-QB and Roddy White-WR
Defensive Star: John Abraham-DE and Brent Grimes-CB 
Position Analysis
QB: Good/Matty Ice needs to win a playoff game and win on the road to be considered elite 
PR/DE: Abraham is elite but they need youth here 
OT: Average
Interior O-Line: Good
WR/TE: Elite
RB: Good
Interior D-Line:  Average
LB:Need
CB: Elite
Safety: Good
NEEDS: MLB, LT, young PR, G/C 

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS 
Picks in first 3 rounds: 89
Head Coach/GM: Both Sean Peyton and Mickey Loomis are suspended 
Offensive Coordinator/Style: Pete Carmichael, Jr/Spread
Defensive Coordinator/Style: Steve Spagnuolo/4-3
Offensive Star: Drew Brees-QB
Defensive Star: newly signed Curtis Lofton-MLB
Position Analysis
QB: Elite
PR/DE: Need 
OT: Good
Interior O-Line: Elite
WR/TE: Good
RB: Elite with Darren Sproles/Mark Ingram duo
Interior D-Line:  Average
LB:Good
CB: Need
Safety: Good
NEEDS: Off field-Coach, new GM, order.  On field-CB, OT depth, LB depth

OAKLAND RAIDERS 
Picks in first 3 rounds: 95
Head Coach/GM: Dennis Allen/Reggie McKenzie
Offensive Coordinator/Style: Greg Knapp/West Coast
Defensive Coordinator/Style: Jason Tarver/4-3
Offensive Star: Darren McFadden-RB, when healthy
Defensive Star: Richard Seymour-DT and Rolando McClain-MLB
Position Analysis
QB: Good/Average
PR: Good due to DT's Seymour and Tommy Kelly, need at DE  
OT:Average
Interior O-Line: Good
WR/TE: Average
RB: Good
Interior D-Line:  Elite
LB: Average, need OLB
CB: Need
Safety: Good
NEEDS: CB, OLB, DE, TE, backup RB

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