Monday, March 30, 2015

2015 NFL Draft: Team Needs: Picks 9-12 (NYG, SL, MIN, CLV)

NEW YORK GIANTS
Picks in first 3 rounds: 9, 40, 74
8 total picks
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
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
FS: Nat Berhe-Young/2014 5th RD
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
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




ST. LOUIS RAMS
Picks in first 3 rounds: 10, 41, 72
6 total picks
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
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
RB: 
Tre Mason-Young/2014 3rd RD

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.  




MINNESOTA VIKINGS
Picks in first 3 rounds: 11, 45, 76
7 total picks
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
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
#4 OLB: Gerald Hodges-Young/2013 4th RD was Good as a starter late last year
CB: 
LCB: Josh Robinson-Average
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
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
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.




CLEVELAND BROWNS
Picks in first 3 rounds: 12, 19, 43, 77
10 total picks
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
Interior D-Line: 
RDE: Desmond Bryant-Average
NT:  Phil Taylor-Average
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
Safety:
SS: Donte Whitner-Very Good
FS: Tashaun Gipson-Good
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

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.

2015 NFL Draft: Team Needs: picks 5-8 (WAS, NYJ, CHI, ATL)

WASHINGTON REDSKINS 
Picks in first 3 rounds: 5, 38, 69
7 total picks
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
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
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
FS: (Update 4/4)-Signed 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
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
RB: 
Alfred Morris-Average

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



NEW YORK JETS 
Picks in first 3 rounds: 6, 37, 70
6 total picks
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
Ryan Fitzpatrick-Below Average journeyman
Pass Rush/OLB: 
LOLB: Calvin Pace-Average
ROLB: Quinton Coples-Average
Interior D-Line: 
LDE: Muhammed Wilkerson-Elite
NT:   Damon Harrison-Very Good
RDE: Sheldon Richardson-Elite
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
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
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





CHICAGO BEARS
Picks in first 3 rounds: 7, 39, 71
6 total picks
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
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
WR/TE: 
WR: Alshon Jeffrey-Very Good
WR: Eddie Royal-New/Average
TE: Martellus Bennett-Very Good
O-Line: 
LT: Jermon Bushrod-Average
LG: Matt Slauson-Good
C:   Roberto Garza-Average
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

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?



ATLANTA FALCONS
Picks in first 3 rounds: 8, 42, 73
8 total picks
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
Interior D-Line: 
DT: Ra'Shede Hageman-Young/2014 2nd RD
NT: Paul Soliai-Average
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
Safety:
SS: William Moore-Average
FS: Dezmen Southward-Young/2014 3rd RD
WR/TE: 
WR: Julio Jones-Very Good/Elite
WR: Roddy White-Good
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: 
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

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

2015 NFL Draft: Team Needs: picks 1-4 (TB, TEN, JAX, OAK)

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
Picks in first 3 rounds: 1, 34, 65
8 total picks
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: 
Major Need; Mike Glennon is current starter
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
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





TENNESSEE TITANS
Picks in first 3 rounds: 2, 33, 66
7 total picks
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:
Major Need; 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
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
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
RB: 
Bishop Sankey-Young/2014 2nd RD
Shonn Greene-Average

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 


JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS 
Picks in first 3 rounds: 3, 36, 67
7 total picks
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: 
Chris Clemons-Average
Interior D-Line: 
LDT: Jered Odrick-Very Good/New
RDT: Sen'Derrick Marks-Good
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
WR/TE: 
WR: Allen Robinson-Young/2014 2nd RD
WR: Marqise Lee-Young/2014 2nd RD
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
RG: Brandon Linder-Very Good/2014 3rd RD last year was an instant stud
RT: Jeremy Parnell-New
RB: 
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
OT:  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.
C/G Depth 



OAKLAND RAIDERS 
Picks in first 3 rounds: 4, 35, 68
7 total picks
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
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: 
WR: James Jones-Average
WR: Rod Streater-Average
TE: Mychal Rivera-Below Average
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
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

























Sunday, March 15, 2015

NCAA 2015 My S Curve

MY S Curve
with overall record and RPI Ranking
Conference Champs are in bold
At large bids are not

1 Seeds
1. UK (34-0)                  Midwest
2. Duke (29-4)               South
3. Villanova (32-2)        East
4. Wisconsin (30-3)        West

2 Seeds
5. Arizona (31-3)           West
6. Virginia (29-2)           East
7. Gonzaga (31-2)          South
8. Kansas (26-8)             Midwest

3 Seeds
9. Notre Dame (29-5)    Midwest
10. Iowa St (25-8)         South
11. Maryland (27-6)      East
12. Oklahoma (22-10)   West

4 Seeds
13. Louisville (24-8)     West
14. Baylor (23-9)           East
15. UNI (30-3)              South
16. UNC (24-11)           Midwest

5 Seeds
17. WVU (23-9)            Midwest
18. Utah (23-8)              South
19. Wichita St (27-4)     East
20. Arkansas (26-8)      West

6 Seeds
21. SMU (25-6)              West
22. Georgetown (21-10)  East
23. Providence (22-11)   South
24. Michigan St (23-10)  Midwest


RPI Ranking next to record

7 Seeds
25. Oregon (24-9)-27            Midwest
26. San Diego St (25-8)-26   South
27. VCU (26-9)-16                East
28.  Xavier (21-13)-31          West

8 Seeds
29. Dayton (25-8)-28            West
30. NC St. (20-13)-41           East
31. Iowa (21-1)-43                South
32. Butler (22-10) -32           Midwest

9 Seeds
Ohio St-17.3 (25-9)-39        Midwest
St John's (20-11)-37             South
Cincinnati-22.3 (27-6)-40    East
OK St.  (17-13)-46               West

10 Seeds
Purdue  (21-12)-52              West
Georgia (21-11)-36              East
LSU (22-10)-53                   South
Davidson (23-7)-33             Midwest

11 Seeds
Boise (23-8)-44                  Midwest
Buffalo (23-9)-30               South
Colorado St (26-6)-29        East
SFA (26-4)-35                    West

12 Seeds
Texas (20-13)-42               West play in
BYU (23-9)-38                   West play in
Temple (20-13)-42             East play in
Ole Miss (20-12)-55            East play in
Wyoming (23-9)-73           South
Harvard (20-7)-54             Midwest

13 Seeds
Valpo (25-5)-50                 Midwest
UC Irvine (19-12)-90         South
Wofford (26-6)-48             East
Georgia St. (22-9)-61        West

14 Seeds
Belmont (21-10)-105         West
Northeastern (23-11)-85    East 
Albany-(18-14)-108           South
UAB(18-15)-132                Midwest


15 Seeds
Eastern Washington (23-8)  Midwest
New Mexico St (21-10)-107  South
Lafayette (19-12)-124           East
North Dakota St. (21-9)-99  West


16 Seeds
Texas Southern (22-12)-125  West
Manhattan (19-13)-169          East
UNF (20-11)-166                   South play in
Hampton (16-17)-266           South play in
Coastal Carolina (20-9)-127 Midwest play in
Robert Morris (19-14)-174   Midwest play in

NCAA 2015 Bracketology

MIDWEST (Cleveland)

LOUISVILLE
1)UK (SEC)
16)Play In: Coastal Carolina (Big South)-127  vs. Hampton (MEAC)

8)Butler
9)OSU

JACKSONVILLE
5)WVU
12)Harvard (Ivy League)-54

4)UNC
13)Valpo (Horizon)-50

COLUMBUS
6)Michigan St. (Big Ten Title today)
11)Boise (bubble #5) or UConn with a win in the Ameican title today),
     Boise is then is LAST 4 In and in one of the Play In games and Texas drops out

3)Notre Dame (ACC)
14)UAB (C-USA)-132

OMAHA
7)Oregon
10)Davidson

2)Kansas
15)Eastern Washington (Big Sky)-78

SOUTH (Houston) 

CHARLOTTE
1)Duke (ACC)
16)Play In: North Florida (A-Sun)-166 vs. Robert Morris (NEC)-174

8)Iowa
9)St John's

SEATTLE
5)Utah
12)Wyoming (MWC)-73

4)Northern Iowa (MVC)
13)UC Irvine (Big West)-90

LOUISVILLE
6)Providence
11)Buffalo (MAC)-30

3)Iowa St.
14)Albany (AEC)-108 or Georgia Southern (with Sun Belt Title win)

SEATTLE
7)San Diego St.
10)LSU (bubble #3)

2)Gonzaga
15)New Mexico St (WAC)-107


EAST (Syracuse)

PITTSBURGH
1)Villanova (Big East)
16)Manhattan (MAAC)-169

8)NC St.
9)Cincinnati

JACKSONVILLE
5)Wichita St.
12)Play In: Temple (bubble #6) vs. Ole Miss (bubble #9)

4)Baylor
13)Wofford (SoCon)-48

PITTSBURGH
6)Georgetown
11)Colorado St. (Bubble #4)

3)Maryland
14)Northeastern (Colonial)-85

CHARLOTTE
7)VCU (A 10 Title today)
10)Georgia (bubble #3)

2)Virginia
15)Lafayette (Patriot)-124



WEST (LA) 

OMAHA
1)Wisconsin
16)Texas Southern (SWAC)-125

8)Dayton (A 10 title today)
9)OK St.

COLUMBUS
5)Arkansas
12)Play In: BYU (Bubble #7) vs. Texas (Bubble #8)

4)Louisville
13)Georgia St (with Sun Belt Title today) or Albany with loss

PORTLAND
6)SMU (American Title Today)
11)SFA Southland)-35.0

3)Oklahoma
14)Belmont (OVC)-105

PORTLAND
7)Xavier
10)Purdue (bubble #1)

2)Zona
15)North Dakota St. (Summit)-99


LAST 4 BYE: 
Georgia 
Colorado St. 
LSU 
Boise 

LAST 4 IN: 
Temple 
BYU 
Texas
Ole Miss

LAST 4 OUT: 
UCLA 
Miami 
Indiana
Tulsa 

NEXT 4 OUT: 
Old Dominion
Murray St. 
Richmond
UConn (with a loss today) 

CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
LOCKS:
BIG 12-6
ACC-6
Big East-6
Big Ten-5
PAC 12-3
SEC-2
Atlantic 10-3
MWC-2
American-2
Missouri Valley-2
WCC-1


BUBBLE:
SEC-3 (Georgia, LSU, Ole Miss)
Big Ten-2 (Purdue and Indiana)
MWC-2 (Colorado St. and Boise)
American-2 (Temple and UConn)
ACC-1 (Miami)
Big 12-1 (Texas)
PAC 12-1 (UCLA)
WCC-1 (BYU)
C-USA-1 (Old Dominion)
OVC-1 (Murray St.)
A 10-1 (Richmond)


37 At large Locks
22 possible One Bid Leagues
49 spots taken
9 or 8 Bubble Spots are available


Friday, March 6, 2015

2015 NFL Free Agency Rankings and Predictions

Rank Player POS Projected Team
1 Justin Houston EDGE KC (TAG)
2 Ndamukong Suh         DT OAK
3 Dez Bryant         WR DAL (TAG)
4 Devin McCourty         FS PHI
5 Demaryius Thomas WR DEN (TAG)
6. Jason Pierre-Paul EDGE NYG (TAG)
7.     DeMarco Murray  RB     IND
8. Randall Cobb WR JAX
9. Greg Hardy EDGE CIN
10 Bryan Bulaga OT GB
11. Terrance Knighton DT OAK
12. Nick Fairley DT JAX
13. Brandon Graham EDGE    ATL
14 Derrick Morgan EDGE    TEN
15 Julius Thomas TE OAK
16.   Pernell McPhee          EDGE     IND
17.   Brandon Flowers        CB   SD 
18. Byron Maxwell CB PHI
19. Mike Iupati G WAS
20.  Jerry Hughes EDGE CLV
21.    Kareem Jackson        CB     HOU
22.    Brian Orakpo            EDGE   ATL
23. Jared Odrick DT ATL
24. Jason Worilds EDGE PHI
25. Orlando Franklin OL TB
26. Brian Orakpo EDGE ATL
27. Jeremy Maclin WR OAK
28. Clint Boling G NYJ
29. Torrey Smith WR CLV
30. Stefen Wisniewski C SL
31. Chris Culliver CB SF
32. Rolando McClain LB DAL
33. Tramon Williams CB GB
34. Henry Melton DT NYG
35. Rahim Moore S NYG
36. Brandon Spikes ILB OAK
37. Jabaal Sheard EDGE CAR
38. Antonio Cromartie CB NYJ
39, Charles Clay TE MIA (TAG)
40. Stephen Paea DT CHI
41. Justin Forsett RB BLT
42. C.J. Spiller RB JAX
43. Mark Ingram RB NO
44. Sean Weatherspoon ILB ATL
45. Lance Briggs WLB CHI
46. Sterling Moore CB DAL
47. Dan Williams DT/NT CLV
48 Ryan Mathews RB OAK
49. Da’Norris Searcy        S      BUF
50. Jordan Cameron TE    ATL