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.

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