Sunday, April 5, 2015

2015 NFL Draft: Team Needs: Pick 13-17 (NO, MIA, SF, HOU, SD)

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
Picks in first 3 rounds: 13, 31, 44, 75, 78
9 total picks
Head Coach/GM: Sean Payton/Mickey Loomis
Offensive Coordinator/Style: Pete Carmichael, Jr/Vertical and West Coast-Pass Heavy
Pass/Run Ratio: 61.9/38.1
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage:
Rob Ryan/3-4 Man
Offensive Star: Drew Brees-QB
Defensive Star: Jarius Byrd-FS
Position Analysis
QB:
Drew Brees-Elite
Pass Rush/OLB: 
ROLB: Parys Haralson-New/Below Average
LOLB: Junior Galette-Very Good
Interior D-Line: 
RDE: Cameron Jordan-Good
NT:  Broderick Bunkley-New/Average
LDE: Akiem Hicks-Average
Young NT: John Jenkins-2013 3 RD
LB: 
LILB: David Hawthore-Below Average
RILB: Dannelle Ellerbe-New/Average
CB: 
LCB: Keenan Lewis-Good
RCB: Brandon Browner-New/Good
Slot CB: Kyle Wilson-New/Average
Young CB/FS: Stanley Jean Baptiste-2014 2nd RD
Safety:
SS: Kenny Vaccaro-Young/2013 1st RD/Below Average so far
FS: Jarius Byrd-Very Good/almost Elite
WR/TE: 
WR: Marques Colston-Average
WR: Brandin Cooks-Young/2014 1st RD
#3 WR: Nick Toon-Below Average
TE 1: Josh Hill-Average
TE 2: Ben Watson-Average
O-Line: 
LT: Terron Armstead-Young/2013 3rd RD/Good
LG: Senio Kelemete-Unproven
C:   Max Unger-Very Good
RG: Jahri Evans-Average
RT: Zach Strief-Very Good
RB: 
Power: Mark Ingram-Average
Scat: CJ Spiller-Average
#3; Khiry Robinson-Average

NEEDS: 
Pass Rusher:  Galette is good on one side but the Saints need another edge rusher to get after Cam Newton, Matt Ryan and whichever QB Tampa takes at #1.
ILB:  They need a major upgrade here.
LDE: Jordan is good on the right side, but he needs help.
TE:  It's going to take more than Watson and Hill to replace Jimmy Graham.
WR:  Cooks is very good, but small and Colston will be 32 this year, depth is needed.
O Line Depth:  Keeping Brees upright is always a top priority.


MIAMI DOLPHINS
Picks in first 3 rounds: 14, 47
6 total picks
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
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
Safety:
SS: Reshad Jones-Very Good
FS: Louis Delmas-New/Average
WR/TE: 
WR: Jarvis Landry-Young/2014 2nd RD/Good as a rookie
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
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.



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
Interior D-Line: 
RDE: Justin Smith-Good
NT:   Glenn Dorsey-Good
LDE: Darnell Dockett-New/Good
#3 DE: Tank Carradine-Young/2013 2nd RD
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
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
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

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 




HOUSTON TEXANS
Picks in first 3 rounds: 16, 51, 82
10 total picks
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
LB: 
LILB: Brian Cushing-Average/Very Good when healthy
RILB: Justin Tuggle or Mike Mohammed-Both unproven
CB: 
LCB: Kareem Jackson-Good
RCB: Jonathan Joseph-Good
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
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 


SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
Picks in first 3 rounds: 17, 48, 83
6 total picks
Head Coach/GM: Mike McCoy/Tom Telesco
Offensive Coordinator/Style: Frank Reich/West Coast
Pass/Run Ratio: 59.0/41..0
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage
John Pagano/3-4 Cover 2 Man
Offensive Star: Phillip Rivers-QB
Defensive Star: Eric Weddle-FS
Position Analysis
QB:
Phillip Rivers-Very Good
Pass Rush/OLB: 
ROLB: Melvin Ingram-Average
LOLB: Tourek-Young/2013 6th RD  or
             Jerry Attaochu-Young/2014 2nd RD
Interior D-Line: 
3T/DT: Corey Liuget-Good/Average
NT:  Sean Lissemore-Below Average
LDE: Kendall Reyes-Poor
LB: 
LILB: Manti Te'o-Young/2013 2nd RD/Average so far
RILB: Donald Butler-Good/down year in 2014 was Average
CB: 
LCB: Brandon Flowers-Good
RCB: Patrick Robinson-New/Good
Slot CB: Jason Verett-Young/2014 1st RD
Safety:
Eric Weddle-Elite
Jimmy Wilson-New
WR/TE: 
WR: Keenan Allen-Good
WR: Malcolm Floyd-Good
TE 1: Antonio Gates-Good
TE 2: Ladarius Green-Good
O-Line: 
LT: King Dunlap-Good
LG: Kenny Wiggins-Unproven
C:    Chris Watt-Young/2014 3rd RD
RG: Orlando Franklin-New/Good
RT: DJ Fluker-Young/2013 1st RD
RB: 
Scat-Branden Oliver-Good
Scat-Danny Woodhead-Good

NEEDS: 
C/OG:  Signing Orlando Franklin in free agency was step one, now they need to address the other 2 interior line spots.
NT:  Pagano needs an anchor inside for his 3-4 defense.
LDE:  Reyes has been a major disappointment since being drafted in the 2nd round in 2012.
Power RB:  The combo of Oliver and Woodhead is solid but the Chargers need a two-down power back to shoulder the load.
Backup QB: Rivers is 33 years old and may test free agency next year.

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