Tuesday, April 19, 2016

2016 NFL DRAFT: Team Needs: picks 1-4 (LA, CLV, SD, DAL)

LOS ANGELES RAMS
Picks in first 3 rounds: 1
5 total picks
Head Coach/GM: Jeff Fisher/Les Snead
Offensive Coordinator/Style/Blocking Scheme:
Rob Boras (new)/Ball Control-Vertical/Power Man
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage:
Gregg Williams/4-3 Man
Emerging Offensive Star: Todd Gurley-RB
Defensive Stars: Aaron Donald-DT and Robert Quinn-DE
Donald deserves two clips







Position Analysis
QB: 
Nick Foles-Below Average
Case Keenam-Poor
Pass Rush/D Line: 
RDE: Robert Quinn-Elite
LDE: William Hayes-Good
LDT/3T: Aaron Donald-All Pro/Young/2014 1st RD
RDT/1T: Michael Brockers-Average
ILB: 
SLB: Akeem Ayers-Average
MLB: Alec Ogletree-Below Average
WLB: Mark Barron-Average
Bryce Hager-Young/2014 7th RD
CB: 
LCB: EJ Gaines-Young/2014 6th RD
RCB: Trumaine Johnson-Good
Slot CB: LaMarcus Joyner-Young/2014 2nd RD
Safety:
TJ McDonald-Below Average
Christian Bryant-Young/2014 7th RD
Cody Davis-Unproven
WR/TE: 
WR: Kenny Britt-Average
WR: Tavon Austin-Below Average
WR: Stedman Bailey-Below Average
TE: Lance Kendricks-Below Average
O-Line: 
LT: Greg Robinson-Young/2013 1st RD (#2 overall)/Major Bust thus far
LG: Rodger Saffold-Average
C:   Tim Barnes-Average
RG: Jamon Brown-Young/2015 3rd RD
RT:  Robby Havenstein-Young/2015 2nd RD
OT/G: Andrew Donnal-Young/2014 4th RD
RB: 
Todd Gurley-Young/2015 1st RD/Good rookie year

NEEDS: 
QB: They traded to #1 to select Jared Goff or Carson Wentz 
#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.
DB Depth: They lost Janoris Jenkins and Rodney McLeod in Free Agency,
O Line Depth:  Coach Fisher wants powerful guys that can run block
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CLEVELAND BROWNS
Picks in first 3 rounds: 2, 32, 65
10 total picks
Head Coach/VP of Football Operations: Hue Jackson (new)/Sashi Brown (new)

Offensive Coordinator/Style/Blocking Scheme:
Terry Robiskie (new)/Ball Control
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage
Ray Horton (new)/3-4 Man
Offensive Stars: Joe Thomas-OT
Defensive Star: Joe Haden-CB
Position Analysis
QB:
Robert Griffin-Below Average/New
Josh McCown-Below Average
Pass Rush/OLB: 
Paul Kruger-Average
Nate Orchard-Young/2015 2nd RD
Barkevious Mingo-Bust thus far
Interior D-Line: 
RDE: Battle
Xavier Cooper-Young/2015 3rd RD
John Hughes-Below Average
NT:  Danny Shelton-Young/2015 1st RD
LDE: Desmond Bryant-Good
LB: 
LILB: Tank Carder-Unproven
RILB: Demarrio Davis-Below Average/New
CB: 
LCB: Joe Haden-Elite/Down year due to injury in 2015
RCB: Tramon Williams-Average
Slot CB-K'Waun Williams-Average
Young CB/FS: Justin Gilbert-Young/2014 1st RD
Safety:
SS: Ibraheim Campbell-Young/2015 4th RD
FS: Rahim Moore-Average/New
WR/TE: 
WR: Brian Hartline-Below Average
WR: Andrew Hawkins-Average
TE: Gary Barnridge-Average
O-Line: 
LT: Joe Thomas-All Pro
LG: Joel Bitonio-Young/2014 2nd RD/Good
C:   Cameron Erving-Young/2015 1st RD
RG: John Greco-Good/Average
RT:  Austin Pasztor-Unproven
RB: 
Duke Johnson-Young/2015 3rd RD
Isaiah Crowell-Young/2014 Undrafted

NEEDS: 
QB:  The Browns have NOT had a true franchise QB since Bernie Kosar in the 1980's!!!!!!
#1 WR:  Josh Gordon will likely NEVER play in the NFL again
ILB: The two current starters are not good
Rush LB:  Mingo has not been the star they expected him to be .
RB: Are they really sold on the Johnson and Crowell duo?
DB Depth 
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SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
Picks in first 3 rounds: 3, 35, 66
8 total picks
Head Coach/GM: Mike McCoy/Tom Telesco
Offensive Coordinator/Style/Blocking Scheme:
Ken Wisenhut/Vertical/Power Man
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage
John Pagano/3-4 Cover 2 Man
Offensive Star: Phillip Rivers-QB
Defensive Star: Jason Vereett-CB

Position Analysis
QB:
Phillip Rivers-Good
Pass Rush/OLB: 
ROLB: Melvin Ingram-Average
LOLB: Jerry Attaochu-Young/2014 2nd RD
Kyle Emanuel-Young/2015 5th RD
Interior D-Line: 
3T/DT: Corey Liuget-Good/Average
NT:  Brandon Mebane-Average-New
LDE: Darius Philon-Young/2015 5th RD
LB: 
LILB: Manti Te'o-Average
RILB: Denzel Perryman-Young/2015 2nd RD
CB: 
LCB: Brandon Flowers-Good in 2014/Below Average in 2015
RCB: Jason Verett-Elite
Slot CB: Casey Hayward-Good/New
#4 C: Craig Mager-Young/2015 3rd RD
Safety:
SS: Jaheel Addae-Below Average
FS: Dwight Lowery-Average/New
WR/TE: 
#1 WR: Keenan Allen-Good
Deep Threat WR: Travis Benjamin-Average/New
TE: Antonio Gates-Good-2016 is likely his last year
O-Line: 
LT:  King Dunlap-Below Average
LG: Orlando Franklin-Good in 2014 on Denver/Below Average in 2015
C:   Chris Watt-Young/2014 3rd RD/Poor thus far
RG: DJ Fluker-Average
RT:  Joe Barksdale/Good
OT:  Chris Hairston-Below Average
RB: 
Power-Melvin Gordon-Young/2015 1st RD
Scat-Danny Woodhead-Good

NEEDS: 
O-Line:  Injuries, inconsistency and not having anytime to gel as a unit made the Chargers O-Line the worst in the NFL last year.
Safety:  They must replace Eric Weddle
D-Line:  Mebane is a solid NT, but they may want a yung guy to groom for the future. Philon is an unproven starter at DE. John Pagano sure would love to add a 5 tech like DeForest Buckner early in the draft,  
Backup QB: Rivers is 34 and he won't be around forever.
Young TE
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DALLAS COWBOYS 
Picks in first 3 rounds: 4, 34, 67
8 total picks
Head Coach/GM: Jason Garrett/Jerry Jones
Offensive Coordinator/Style/Blocking Scheme:
Scott Linehan/Vertical-Balanced/Stretch Zone
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage
Rod Marinelli/4-3 Tampa 2 Zone
Offensive Stars: Tony Romo-QB, Dez Bryant-WR, Tyron Smith-LT and Travis Frederick-C
Defensive Star: Sean Lee-LB
Position Analysis
QB:
Tony Romo-Good
Pass Rush/D-Line: 
LDE: DeMarcus Lawrence-Young/2014 2nd RD/Good year in 2015
3T/DT: Tyrone Crawford-Good in 2014/Below Average in 2015
DT: Nick Hayden-Below Average
DE/DT: Cedric Thornton-Average/New
OLB/DE: Randy Gregory-Young 2015 2nd RD/Suspended right now
LB: 
WLB: Sean Lee-Elite
MLB: Rolando McClain-Good/Average
SLB: Battle
Anthony Hitchens-Young/2014 4th RD/Below Average
Damien Wilson-Young/2015 4th RD
CB: 
LCB: Brandon Carr-Below Average
RCB: Morris Claiborne-Below Average
Slot CB: Orlando Scandrick-Average
Safety:
SS: Barry Church-Below Average
FS: Byron Jones-Good/Young/2015 1st RD
WR/TE: 
WR: Dez Bryant-Elite
WR: Terrance Williams-Average
Slot WR: Cole Beasley-Average
TE: Jason Witten-still Good, but no longer Elite
O-Line: 
LT: Tyron Smith-Elite, arguably the best OT in the NFL
LG: La'el Collins-Young/2015 Undrafted
C:   Travis Frederick-All Pro
RG: Zack Martin-Very Good/Young/2014 1st RD/Elite potential
RT: Doug Free-Average
OT/G: Chaz Green-Young/2015 3rd RD
RB: 
Alfred Morris-Average
Darren McFadden-Below Average

NEEDS: 
D-Line: The Cowboys need guys that can rush the passer and stop the run in the trenches. Joey Bosa and DeForest Buckner will be considered at #4. This draft is also very deep at DT,
CB:  All of the corners are below average. Jalen Ramsey may be the pick at #4.
RB:  Morris is a solid power back but they need a back that will be involved in the passing game
Backup QB: When Romo was hurt, the team was a disaster.
#2 WR
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