Wednesday, March 25, 2015

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

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
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
WLB: Levonte David-Elite
MLB: Orie Lemon-New
SLB: Bruce Carter-Good/Average
LCB:Alteraun Verner-Good
RCB: Jonathan Banks-Young/Average/2013 2nd RD
#3 CB: Sterling Moore-New
Major Wright-Average
Chris Conte-Average
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
LT: Demar Dotson-Good
LG: Logan Mankins-Good
C:  Evan Dietrich Smith-Average
RG: Patrick Omameh-Poor
RT: Kevin Pamphile-Young/2014 5th RD
Doug Martin-Average/Good when healthy

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

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
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
LILB: Wesley Woodyard-Below Average
RILB: Avery Williamson-Young/2014 5th RD
LCB: Perrish Cox-Good/New
RCB: Jason McCourty-Good
SS: Da'Norris Searcy-Very Good/New
FS: Michael Griffin-Below Average
WR: Kendall Wright-Good
WR: Justin Hunter-Young/poor so far/2013 2nd RD
TE: Delanie Walker-Good
#3 WR: Harry Douglas-New
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
Bishop Sankey-Young/2014 2nd RD
Shonn Greene-Average

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 
C/G Depth 
ILB Depth 

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
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
MLB: Paul Posluszny-Average
SLB: Dan Skuta-New
WLB: Tevin Smith-Young/2014 5th RD
LCB: Demetrius McCray-Young/2013 7th RD/Below Average so far
RCB: Dwayne Gratz-Average
#3/Nickel CB: Davon House-Good/New
SS: Jonathan Cyprien-Good/Young/2013 2nd RD
FS: Sergio Brown-New/Average
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
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
Denard Robinson-Below Average/Young/2013 5th RD
Toby Gerhardt-Below Average

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 

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
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
SLB: under pass rush
MLB: Cusrtis Lofton-Average/New
WLB: Malcolm Smith-Average/New or
Sio Moore-Average/Young/2013 3rd RD
LCB: DJ Hayden-Good/Average/Young 2013 1st RD
RCB: Keith McGill-Young/2014 4th RD
Slot CB: TJ Carrie-Young/2014 7th RD
SS: Nate Allen-Average/New
FS: Charles Woodson-Average
WR: James Jones-Average
WR: Rod Streater-Average
TE: Mychal Rivera-Below Average
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
Latavius Murray-Below Average
Roy Helu-Average/New

#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

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