Wednesday, April 15, 2015

2015 NFL Draft: Team Needs: picks 29-32 (IND, GB, NE) plus BUF and SEA

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 
Picks in first 3 rounds: 29, 61, 93
9 total picks
Head Coach/GM: Chuck Pagano/Ryan Grigson
Offensive Coordinator/Style: Pep Hamilton/Spread-Pass Heavy
Pass/Run Ratio: 61.4/38.6
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage
Greg Manusky/3-4 Cover 1
Offensive Star: Andrew Luck-QB
Defensive Stars: Robert Mathins-OLB and Vontae Davis-CB
Position Analysis
QB:
Andrew Luck-Elite
Pass Rush/OLB: 
ROLB: Robert Mathins-Very Good
LOLB: Trent Cole-New/Good
#3 OLB: Erik Walden-Average
Interior D-Line: 
5T/DE: Kendall Langford-New/Average
NT:  Josh Chapman-Aveage
3T/DT: Arthur Jones-Below Average
LB: 
LILB: De'Qwell Jackson-Below Average
RILB: Jerrell Freeman-Average
ILB:  Nate Irving-New/Unproven
CB: 
LCB: Greg Toler-Average
RCB: Vontae Davis-Elite
Safety:
SS: Mike Adams-Good
FS: Dwight Lowery-New/Average
WR/TE: 
WR: Andre Johnson-New/Good
WR: Donte Monfrief-Young/2014 3rd RD
Slot WR:  TY Hilton-Very Good/almost Elite
TE 1: Dwayne Allen-Good
TE 2: Coby Fleener-Average
O-Line: 
LT: Anthony Castonzo-Good
LG: Jack Mewhort-Young/2014 2nd RD
C:   Jonotthan Harrison-Young/2014 Undrafted
RG: Todd Herremans-New/Average
RT: Gosder Cherilus-Below Average
RB: 
Frank Gore-New/Good
Boom Herron-Below Average

NEEDS: 
O-Line Depth:  Castonzo is good, Mewhort showed flashes as a rookie and signing Herremans was a good move. However they need major upgrades at RT and C. With his ability to play C and OT, Cameron Irving would be the perfect player to target at #29
D-Line Depth:  They signed Langford to play the five technique but upgrades are needed up front at the 3 technique and nose tackle.
DB Depth:  Davis' is a star and deserves to be mentioned among the best corners in the league along with Revis, Sherman, Haden and Peterson. The rest of the secondary is very suspect.
RB:  Gore may be the 2015 answer, but they need a young back for the future.
Backup QB:  Current backup Matt Hasselbeck will be 40 this year.
ILB Upgrades


GREEN BAY PACKERS
Picks in first 3 rounds: 30, 62, 94
9 total picks 
Head Coach/GM: Mike McCarthy/Ted Thompson 
Offensive Coordinator/Style: Tom Clements is the Associate Head Coach and will call plays while Edgar Bennett is the Offensive Coordinator
Spread and West Coast-Balanced
Pass/Run Ratio: 55.2/44.8
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage
Dom Capers/3-4 Press Man
Offensive Stars: Aaron Rodgers-QB, Jordy Nelson-WR, Eddie Lacy-RB and Josh Sitton-LG
Defensive Stars: Clay Matthews-LB, Julius Peppers-OLB/DE, Casey Hayward
Position Analysis
QB:
Aaron Rodgers-Elite
Pass Rush/OLB: 
ROLB/DE: Julius Peppers-Very Good
ILB/OLB: Clay Matthews-Very Good
OLB: Nick Perry-Average
Interior D-Line: 
5T/LDE: Datone Jones-Young/2013 1st RD/Average so far
NT:  BJ Raji-Average
3T/RDE: Mike Daniels-Very Good
DT/NT backup: Josh Boyd-Young/2013 5th RD
LB: 
LILB: Carl Bradford-Young/2014 4th RD
RILB: Sam Barrington-Young/2013 7th RD
CB: 
LCB: Casey Hayward-Very Good
RCB: Sam Shields-Good
Slot CB: Micah Hyde-Average
Safety:
SS: Morgan Burnett-Good
FS: Ha Ha Clinton Dix-Young/2014 2st RD
WR/TE: 
WR: Jordy Nelson-Elite
WR: Randall Cobb-Very Good
#3 WR: Davante Adams-Young/2014 2nd RD
TE: Andrew Quarless-Average
O-Line: 
LT: David Bakhtari-Average
LG: Josh Sitton-Elite
C:   Corey Linsley-Good
RG: TJ Lang-Very Good
RT: Bryan Bulaga-Good
RB: 
Eddie Lacy-Very Good/almost Elite/Young/2013 2nd RD
James Starks-Average

NEEDS: 
Both ILB's:  They had to move Clay Matthews inside last year due to lack of skill inside. It helped the defense as a whole but took away from his pass rush ability on the outside. Finding a play maker or two at ILB is draft priority number one.
D-Line Depth:  Datone Jones has been a disappointment so far and BJ Raji isn' the same impact player he was two years ago.
DB Depth:  The starters are good but they lost crucial depth in Davon House and Tramon Williams. Along with that. Casey Hayward will be a free agent next year and will want more money than the Packers are willing to spend
Backup QB:  Matt Flynn is still a free agent and Scott Tolzien is the only other QB on the current roster.
Scat Back/Kick Returner:  Lacy and Starks are usually enough, but if they were to add a scat back, it would add another element the the best offense in the league.




NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
Picks in first 3 rounds: 32, 64, 96, 97
9 total picks
Head Coach/GM: Bill Belicheck is both 
Offensive Coordinator/Style: Josh McDaniels/Spread
Pass/Run Ratio: 58.2/41.8
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage
Matt Patricia/Hybrid 4-3 Man
Offensive Stars: Tom Brady-QB and Rob Gronkowski
Defensive Stars: Jamie Collins-LB, Devin McCourty and Dont'a Hightower
Position Analysis
QB:
Tom Brady-Elite
Pass Rush/DE: 
RDE: Chandler Jones-Good
LDE: Rob Ninkovich-Good
#3 DE: Jabaal Sheard-New/Good
Interior D-Line: 
DT: Alan Branch-New/Below Average
DT: Sealver Siliga-Average
DT: Dominigue Easley-Young/2014 1st RD
LB: 
SLB: Jamie Collins-Very Good
MLB; Jerod Mayo-Good/Very Good when healthy
WLB: Dont'a Hightower-Very Good
CB: 
LCB: Logan Ryan-Young/2013 3rd RD
RCB: Alfonzo Dennard-Average
Slot CB: Kyle Arrington-Average
Safety:
SS: Patrick Chung-Good
FS: Devin McCourty-Elite
WR/TE: 
WR: Julian Edelman-Good
WR: Brandon LaFell-Average
Slot WR: Danny Amendola-Average
TE: Rob Gronkowski-Elite, arguably the best TE in the NFL
O-Line: 
LT: Nate Solder-Good
LG: Josh Kline-Average
C:   Bryan Stork-Young/2014 4th RD
RG: Ryan Wendell-Below Average  or
      Marcus Cannon-Below Average
RT: Sebastian Vollmer-Very Good
RB: 
LeGarrette Blount-Good
Travaris Cadet-New/Unproven
Brandon Bolden-Average

NEEDS: 
RG and LG:  The Pats are good at both OT spots and rookie Bryan Stork looked like a solid starter last year. However both guard spots need major upgrades. Look for New England to use an early pick to help fix the line.
DT:  They lost Vince Wilfork and it will take multiple players to replace a star like that.
DB Depth:  Once they knew they were losing Revis, it was imperative that they keep McCourty, still more help is needed on the back end.
Speed WR:  Gronk is a superstar and is pretty much unstoppable in the Red Zone. Edleman is great underneath and LaFell is good at working the sidelines. They can still use a deep threat to stretch the defense and prevent double teams on Gronk and Edelman.





BUFFALO BILLS
Picks in first 3 rounds: 50, 81
6 total picks
Head Coach/GM: Rex Ryan (new)/Doug Whaley
Offensive Coordinator/Style: J Greg Roman (new)/Ball Control
Pass/Run Ratio: 59.0/41.0
Roman last year with the 49ers was 50.9/49.1
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage
Dennis Thurman (new)/Hybrid 3-4 Press Man
Offensive Star: LaSean McCoy-RB
Defensive Stars: Marcel Dareus-DT, Mario Williams-DE/OLB, Kyle Williams-DT
Position Analysis
QB:
Matt Cassel-Below Average  or
EJ Manuel-Young/2013 1st RD/Poor so far
Pass Rush/D-Line: 
LDE: Mario Williams-Very Good
NT:  Marcel Dareus-Elite
3T/DT: Kyle Williams-Elite
OLB/RDE: Jerry Hughes-Good
LB: 
ILB: Nigel Bradham-Good
ILB: Preston Brown-Young/2014 3rd RD
ILB: Randell Johnson-Young/2014 7th RD
CB:  
LCB: Corey Graham-Good
RCB: Stephon Gilmore-Good
Slot CB: Leodis McKelvin-Good
Safety:
SS: Aaron Williams-Average
FS: Duke Willimas-Average
WR/TE: 
WR: Sammy Watkins-Young/2014 1st RD
WR: Robert Woods-Young/2013 2nd RD
Slot WR: Percy Harvin-New/Good when healthy
TE: Charles Clay-New/Good
O-Line: 
LT: Cordy Glenn-Good
LG: Chris Williams-Poor  or
      Cyril Richardson-Young/2014 5th RD
C:   Eric Wood-Average
RG: Richie Incognito-New/Good/Average
RT: Seantrel Henderson-Young/2014 7th RD  or
      Cyrus Kouandjio-Young/2014 2nd RD
RB: 
LaSean McCoy-Elite
Fred Jackson-Good

NEEDS: 
QB:  Matt Cassel is a stop gap and EJ Manuel has been a major bust so far.
ILB:  They traded Kiko Alonso in order to get McCoy.
DB Depth:  They have lost Da'Norris Searcy and Jarius Byrd in consecutive off seasons. The starters are solid but a backup that can play safety and nickel corner would be a plus
O-Line Depth:  Upgrades are needed at LG and RT 



SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 
Picks in first 3 rounds: 63, 95
11 total picks
Head Coach/GM: Pete Carroll/John Schneider
Offensive Coordinator/Style: Darrell Bevell/Vertical-Ball Control
Pass/Run Ratio: 46.4/53.6
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage
Kris Richard (new)/4-3 Press Zone with mostly Cover 1
Offensive Stars: Marshawn Lynch-RB, Jimmy Graham-TE and Russell Wilson-QB
Defensive Stars: Earl Thomas-FS, Richard Sherman-CB, Bobby Wagner-MLB and Kam Chancellor
Position Analysis
QB:
Russell Wilson-Very Good
Pass Rush/DE: 
RDE: Cliff Avril-Very Good
LDE: Michael Bennett-Very Good
Interior D-Line: 
RDT: Brandon Mebane-Good
LDT: Tony McDaniel-Average
DT: Jordan Hill-Young/2013 3rd RD/Average so far
LB: 
OLB: KJ Wright-Very Good
MLB: Bobby Wagner-Very Good/Elite
OLB: Bruce Irvin-Good
CB: 
LCB: Richard Sherman-Elite
RCB: Cary Williams-New/Average
Slot CB: Jeremy Lane-Average
Safety:
SS: Kam Chancellor-Very Good
FS: Earl Thomas-Elite
WR/TE: 
WR: Doug Baldwin-Average
WR: Jermaine Kearse-Average
TE 1: Jimmy Grahame-New/Elite, arguably the best TE in the NFL
TE 2: Luke Wilson-Young/2013 5th RD
O-Line: 
LT: Russell Okung-Good
LG: CJ Davis-New/Below Average
C:  Lemuel Jeanpierre-Below Average
RG: JR Sweezy-Below Average
RT: Justin Britt-Below Average
RB: 
Marshawn Lynch-Elite
Robert Turbin-Average

NEEDS: 
O-Line Starters and Depth:  Okung is good, but the rest of the line is average.  Expect multiple picks in the middle rounds to help improve the line.
WR:  They added a superstar TE in Graham. They could use another play make on the outside.
D-Line Depth:  Seattle couldn't get any pressure on Tom Brady in the Super Bowl once Cliff Avril got injured. Pete Carroll will look to find another speed rusher in the late rounds.
DB Depth:  The strength of the team is the secondary. The starters are great, maybe the best in the league, but more depth is needed
Backup QB:  


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