Friday, May 13, 2016

2016 NFL Draft Recap/New Depth Charts: REBUILDING TEAMS

Instead of doing pointless "draft grades" I just plugged in key draft picks to see how they fit on their new team

Here is my color code:

Has a good chance to be a starter by next season 
Quality depth 
Need not addressed in the draft 
Key 2017 Unrestricted Free Agent 


Vegas odds project them to win 7.5 games or less
All of these teams either have at least one of the following: 
-A rookie QB
-A 2nd year QB 
-A new Head Coach 

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
Jared Goff
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
SLB: Akeem Ayers-Average
MLB: Alec Ogletree-Below Average
WLB: Mark Barron-Average
Bryce Hager-Young/2014 7th RD
LCB: EJ Gaines-Young/2014 6th RD
RCB: Trumaine Johnson-Good
Slot CB: LaMarcus Joyner-Young/2014 2nd RD
TJ McDonald-Below Average
Christian Bryant-Young/2014 7th RD
Cody Davis-Unproven
WR: Kenny Britt-Average
WR: Tavon Austin-Below Average
WR: Stedman Bailey-Below Average
Pharoh Cooper 
TE: Lance Kendricks-Below Average
Tyler Higbee
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
Todd Gurley-Young/2015 1st RD/Good rookie year

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
TE Upgrade  

1 1 Jared Goff | QB, California
Height: 6-4 Weight: 215
4 110 Tyler Higbee | TE, Western Kentucky
Height: 6-6 Weight: 249
4 117 Pharoh Cooper | WR, South Carolina
Height: 5-11 Weight: 203
6 177 Temarrick Hemingway | TE, South Carolina State
Height: 6-5 Weight: 244
6 190 Josh Forrest | ILB, Kentucky
Height: 6-3 Weight: 249
6 206 Mike Thomas | WR, Southern Mississippi
Height: 6-1 Weight: 193

Head Coach/GM: Doug Pederson (new)/Howie Roseman
Offensive Coordinator/Style/Blocking Scheme:
Frank Reich (new)/Spread-Balanced/Stretch Zone
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage: 
Jim Schwartz (new)/4-3 Wide 9 Press Zone
Offensive Star: Jason Peters-LT
Defensive Stars: Fletcher Cox-DE and Malcolm Jenkins-S

Position Analysis
Sam Bradford-Average
Carson Wentz 
Pass Rush/DE: 
LDE: Connor Barwin-Good
RDE: Brandon Graham-Good
#3 DE: Vinny Curry-Average
Interior D-Line: 
3T/DE: Fletcher Cox-Very Good
NT:  Bennie Logan-Average
SLB; Nigel Bradham-Below Average/New
MLB: Jordan Hicks-Young/2015 3rd RD
WLB: Mychal Kendricks-Down year in 2105
LCB: Eric Rowe-Young/2015 2nd RD
RCB: Nolan Carroll-Average
#3 CB: Leodis McKelvin-Below Average/New
Blake Countess
Jalen Mills
S: Rodney McLeod-Good/New
S: Malcolm Jenkins-Elite
WR: Jordan Matthews-Good/Young/2014 2nd RD
WR: Nelson Agholor-Young/2015 1st RD
#3 WR: Josh Huff-Young/2014 3rd RD
TE 1: Zach Ertz-Good/Elite potential
TE 2: Brent Celek-Average
LT: Jason Peters-All Pro
LG:Stefen Wisniewski-Average/New
C:   Jason Kelce-Good
RG: Brandon Brooks-Average/New
RT: Lane Johnson-Good
Isaac Seumalo
Halapoulivaati Vaitai
Darren Sproles-Below Average
Ryan Mathews: Below Average
Wendell Smallwood

RB: The DeMarco Murray of 2014 that dominated the league in Dallas was not the same guy last year in Philly. It was just a bad fit and Eagles' management saw this and dealt him to Tennessee. They traded up with Miami to get to #8. Ezekiel Elliot could be the target there.
CB: With the addition of McLeod, the Eagles may have the best safety duo in the league, however they still need more help at corner. 
LB Upgrades: The entire core is full of players that are average at best
Backup QB:  This Sam Bradford is solid when healthy, but a young backup is needed.
O-Line Depth
DT Depth 

1 2 Carson Wentz | QB, North Dakota State
Height: 6-5 Weight: 232
3 79 Isaac Seumalo | OG, Oregon State
Height: 6-5 Weight: 298
5 153 Wendell Smallwood | RB, West Virginia
Height: 5-10 Weight: 208
5 164 Halapoulivaati Vaitai | OT, TCU
Height: 6-6 Weight: 320
6 196 Blake Countess | CB, Auburn
Height: 5-10 Weight: 184
7 233 Jalen Mills | CB, LSU
Height: 6-0 Weight: 191
7 240 Alex McCalister | DE, Florida
Height: 6-6 Weight: 239
7 251 Joe Walker | ILB, Oregon
Height: 6-2 Weight: 236

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
Robert Griffin-Below Average/New
Josh McCown-Below Average
Cody Kessler
Pass Rush/OLB: 
Paul Kruger-Average
Nate Orchard-Young/2015 2nd RD
Barkevious Mingo-Bust thus far
Emmanuel Ogbah
Interior D-Line: 
RDE: Battle
Carl Nassib
Xavier Cooper-Young/2015 3rd RD
John Hughes-Below Average
NT:  Danny Shelton-Young/2015 1st RD
LDE: Desmond Bryant-Good
LILB: Tank Carder-Unproven
RILB: Demarrio Davis-Below Average/New
Joe Schobert
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
SS: Ibraheim Campbell-Young/2015 4th RD
Derrick Kindred 
FS: Rahim Moore-Average/New
WR: Corey Coleman 
WR: Brian Hartline-Below Average
WR: Andrew Hawkins-Average
Ricardo Louis 
Jordan Payton 
Rashard Higgins
TE: Gary Barnridge-Average
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
Shon Coleman
Spencer Drango
Duke Johnson-Young/2015 3rd RD
Isaiah Crowell-Young/2014 Undrafted

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 
RT Upgrade

1 15 Corey Coleman | WR, Baylor
Height: 5-11 Weight: 190
2 32 Emmanuel Ogbah | DE, Oklahoma State
Height: 6-4 Weight: 275
3 65 Carl Nassib | DE, Penn State
Height: 6-6 Weight: 273
3 76 Shon Coleman | OT, Auburn
Height: 6-6 Weight: 313
3 93 Cody Kessler | QB, Southern California
Height: 6-1 Weight: 224
4 99 Joe Schobert | LB, Wisconsin
Height: 6-1 Weight: 244
4 114 Ricardo Louis | WR, Auburn
Height: 6-2 Weight: 215
4 129 Derrick Kindred | SS, TCU
Height: 5-10 Weight: 207
4 138 Seth DeValve | WR, Princeton
Height: 6-2 Weight: 244
5 154 Jordan Payton | WR, UCLA
Height: 6-1 Weight: 207
5 168 Spencer Drango | OG, Baylor
Height: 6-6 Weight: 315
5 172 Rashard Higgins | WR, Colorado State
Height: 6-1 Weight: 196
5 173 Trey Caldwell | CB, Louisiana-Monroe
Height: 5-09 Weight: 188
7 250 Scooby Wright III | ILB, Arizona
Height: 6-0 Weight: 239

Head Coach/GM: Chip Kelly (new)/Trent Balke

Offensive Coordinator/Style/Blocking Scheme:
Curtis Modkins (new)/Spread-Balanced/Stretch Zone
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage
Jim O'Neil (new)/3-4 Cover 2
Offensive Star: Joe Staley-LT
Defensive Star: NaVorro Bowman-ILB
Position Analysis
Colin Kaepernick-Below Average/Good in the right system
Blaine Gabbert-Below Average
Pass Rush/OLB: 
ROLB: Ahmad Brooks-Average
LOLB: Aaron Lynch-Young/2014 5th RD/Good in 2015
#3 Pass Rusher: Eli Harold-Young 2105 3rd RD
Interior D-Line: 
RDE: Glenn Dorsey-Average
NT:   Ian Williams-Good
LDE: Arik Armstead-Young/2015 1st RD
DT: Quinton Dial-Average
DeForest Buckner
Ronald Blair
LILB: Gerald Hodges-Average
RILB: NaVorro Bowman-All Pro
LCB: Trumaine Brock-Average
RCB: Battle
Kennteh Acker--Young/2014 5th RD
Dontae Johnson-Young/2014 4th RD
Keith Reaser--Young/2014 6th RD
Slot CB/backup FS: Jimmy Ward-Young/2014 1st RD
Will Redmond
SS: Antonie Bethea-Average
FS: Eric Reid-Good/Average
SS/WLB in subpackages: Jaquiski Tartt-Young/2015 2nd RD
WR: Torrey Smith-Average
WR: Quinton Patten-Below Average
WR: DeAndre Smelter-Young/2105 4th RD
Slot WR: Bruce Ellington-Young/2014 4th RD
Aaron Burbridge 
TE: Vance McDonald-Average
TE: Garrett Celek-Average
TE: Blake Bell-Young/2015 4th RD
LT: Joe Staley-Elite
LG: Ian Silberman-Young/2015 5th RD
C:    Daniel Kilgore-Average
RG: Zane Beadles-Below Average/New
RT: Trenton Brown-Young/2015 7th RD
        Anthony Davis-Good (may come out of retirement)
G:    Brandon Thomas-Below Average
C/G:Marcus Martin-Young/2014 3rd RD
Josh Garnett
HB: Carlos Hyde-Young/2014 2nd RD
FB: Bruce Miller-Good

QB: Kap is unhappy in San Fran and Gabbert is a backup.
WR: Smith is a good deep threat but they neeed a clear cut #1.
DE:  Armstead was solid in limited snaps as a rookie, but they need another young DE
ILB: Bowman is a superstar but they need someone to help him inside.
CB: They have several good safeties but they lack a true shutdown corner.
O-Line Depth 
Backup RB

1 7 DeForest Buckner | DE, Oregon
Height: 6-7 Weight: 281
1 28 Joshua Garnett | OG, Stanford
Height: 6-4 Weight: 317
3 68 Will Redmond | CB, Mississippi State
Height: 5-11 Weight: 182 T
4 133 Rashard Robinson | CB, LSU
Height: 6-1 Weight: 171
5 142 Ronald Blair | DE, Appalachian State
Height: 6-2 Weight: 284 A
5 145 John Theus | OT, Georgia
Height: 6-6 Weight: 313 T
5 174 Fahn Cooper | OT, Ole Miss
Height: 6-4 Weight: 303
6 207 Jeff Driskel | QB, Louisiana Tech
Height: 6-4 Weight: 234
6 211 Kelvin Taylor | RB, Florida
Height: 5-10 Weight: 207
6 213 Aaron Burbridge | WR, Michigan State
Height: 6-0 Weight: 206
7 249 Prince Charles Iworah | CB, Western Kentucky
Height: 5-10 Weight: 192

Head Coach/GM: Dirk Koetter (was the Offensive Coordinator last year)/Jason Licht
Offensive Coordinator/Style/Blocking Scheme:
Todd Monken (new)/West Coast/Zone
Defensive Coordiantor/Style: 
Mike Smith (new)/4-3 Hybrid
Offensive Stars: Mike Evans-WR and Doug Martin-RB
Defensive Stars: Gerald McCoy-DT and Lavonte David-WLB
Position Analysis
Jameis Winston-Young/2015 1st RD (#1 overall pick) was very inconsistent as a rookie
Pass Rush/D-Line: 
LDE: William Gholston-Below Average
LDT: Gerald McCoy-Elite
RDT: Akeem Spence-Below Average
RDE: Robert Ayers-Good/New
Noah Spence
WLB: Levonte David-Elite
MLB: Kwon Alexander-Young/2015 4th RD
SLB:  Darryl Smith-Average/New
LCB: Brent Grimes-Average in 2015/was Elite but is now fading/New
RCB: Vernon Hargreaves
Jude Adjei-Barimah-Young/2015 Undrafted
Alteraun Verner-Below Average
Josh Robinson-Below Average
SS: Keith Tandy-Average
FS: Brad McDougald-Below Average
S:  Chris Conte-Average
Ryan Smith
WR: Mike Evans-Good/2014 1st RD
WR: Vincent Jackson-Average
TE: Austin Sefarian Jenkins-Young/2014 2nd RD
LT: Donovan Smith-Young/2015 2nd RD
LG: JR Sweezy-Below Average
C:  Joe Hawley-Below Average
RG: Ali Marpet-Young/2015 2nd RD
RT: Battle
Demar Dotson-Average
Gosder Cherilus-Below Average
Kevin Pamphile-Young/2014 5th RD
Doug Martin-All Pro in 2015/Average and Injured before that
Charles Sims-Young/2014 3rd RD

Multiple DB's:  In a division with Cam Newton, Matt Ryan and Drew Brees you need to have multiple guys that can cover. As of now, they don't have a single above average player in their secondary.
Pass Rusher: Signing Ayers was a smart move but they need another guy to put pressure on the signal callers listed above.
O-Line: Recently retired Logan Mankins was their best lineman last year. Smith and Marpet both struggled as rookies. More depth and competition is needed.
WR: Evans is good, but Jackson is 33 and no other WR had more than 27 receptions in 2015.
SLB Uprade
DT Depth 

1 11 Vernon Hargreaves | CB, Florida
Height: 5-10 Weight: 204
2 39 Noah Spence | DE, Eastern Kentucky
Height: 6-2 Weight: 254
2 59 Roberto Aguayo | K, Florida State
Height: 6-0 Weight: 207
4 108 Ryan Smith | CB/S, North Carolina Central
Height: 5-11 Weight: 189 lacking in his ball skills. B+
5 148 Caleb Benenoch | OT, UCLA
Height: 6-5 Weight: 311
6 183 Devante Bond | OLB, Oklahoma
Height: 6-1 Weight: 235
6 197 Dan Vitale | FB, Northwestern
Height: 6-1 Weight: 239

Picks in first 3 rounds: 13, 42, 73
8 total picks
Head Coach/VP of Football Operations: Adam Gase (new)/Mike Tannenbaum (more control on decision making)
Offensive Coordinator/Style/Blocking Scheme: 
Clyde Christensen (new)/Balanced/Power Man
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage
Vance Josepth (new)/4-3 Man
Offensive Star: Branden Albert-OT
Defensive Star: Ndamukong Suh-DT and Cameron Wake-DE
Position Analysis 
Ryan Tannehill-Average
Pass Rush/D-Line: 
RDE: Mario Williams-Good/New
LDE: Cameron Wake-Elite
RDT: Earl Mitchell-Below Average
LDT: Ndamukong Suh-All Pro
DT: Jordan Phillips
DE/OLB: Dion Jordan-Suspended/Bust so far
SLB: Koa Misi-Average
MLB: Kiko Alonso-Good
WLB: Jelani Jenkins-Average
LCB: Byron Maxwell-Average/New
RCB: Xavien Howard
Slot CB: Bobby McCain-Below Average
Jamar Taylor-Poor
SS: Reshad Jones-Good
FS: Isa Abdul-Quddus-New/Good
WR: Jarvis Landry-Young/2014 2nd RD/Good as a rookie
WR-DeVante Parker-Young/2015 1st RD
WR: Kenny Stills-New/Good
Leonte Carroo 
TE: Jordan Cameron-Average
LT: Brendan Albert-Average/Good when fully healthy
LG: Dallas Thomas-Poor/Maybe the worst G in the league in 2014
C:   Mike Pouncey-Good
RG: Ja'Wuan James-Young/2014 1st RD/Average so far
RT: Laremy Tunsil
OT/G: Billy Turner-Young/2014 3rd RD
OT: Jermon Bushrod-Below Average/New
G/T: Jamil Douglas-Young/2015 4th RD
G: Kraig Urbik-Below Average/New
Laremy Tunsil
Power: Jay Ajayi-Young/2015 5th RD
Speed Kenyan Drake

CB:  This unit needs a lot of help. We should expect them to draft at least two corners in the first four rounds.
C/OG:  They had the worst guard duo in the NFL last year
LB Depth:  They need more athletes here
Speed/scat RB:  Ajayi has nice size but he can't carry the load alone
Young Pass Rusher: They have two good pass rushers in Cameron Wake and Mario Williams. However Wake is 34 and Williams is 31

1 13 Laremy Tunsil | OT, Ole Miss
Height: 6-5 Weight: 305
2 38 Xavien Howard | CB, Baylor
Height: 6-0 Weight: 201
3 73 Kenyan Drake | RB, Alabama
Height: 6-0 Weight: 210
3 86 Leonte Carroo | WR, Rutgers
Height: 5-11 Weight: 217
6 186 Jakeem Grant | WR, Texas Tech
Height: 5-06 Weight: 165
6 204 Jordan Lucas | SS, Penn State
Height: 6-0 Weight: 201
7 223 Brandon Doughty | QB, Western Kentucky
Height: 6-3 Weight: 213
7 231 Thomas Duarte | TE, UCLA
Height: 6-2 Weight: 231

Picks in first 3 rounds: 15, 33, 43, 45, 64, 76
9 total picks
Head Coach/GM: Mike Mularkey (new)/John Robinson (new)
Offensive Coordinator/Style/Blocking Scheme: 
Tery Robikie (new)/Ball Control/Power Man
Defensive Coordinator/Style: Dick Lebeau/3-4 Hybrid
Offensive Star: Demarco Murray (new)-RB and Delanie Walker-TE
Defensive Star: Jurrell Casey-DT
Position Analysis
Marcus Mariota-Young/2014 1st RD/star potential
Pass Rush/OLB: 
LOLB: Derrick Morgan-Average
ROLB: Brian Orakpo-Good
Kevin Dodd
Interior D-Line: 
DT/3T/5T; Jurrell Casey-Elite
NT:  Al Woods-Below Average
LDE: DaQuan Jones-Good/Young/2014 4th RD
DT:  Angelo Blackson-Young/2015 4th RD
Austin Johnson
LILB: Wesley Woodyard-Average
RILB: Avery Williamson-Good/Young/2014 5th RD
LCB: Perrish Cox-Below Average
RCB: Jason McCourty--Below Average
#3 CB: Brice McCain-Below Average/New
SS: Da'Norris Searcy-Good
FS: Rashad Johnson-Average/New
S:   Marqueston Huff-Young/2014 Undrafted
Kevin Byard
TE: Delanie Walker-Elite
WR: Kendall Wright-Good
WR: Dorial Green-Beckham-Young/2015 2nd RD
WR: Rishard Matthews-Average/New
WR: Harry Douglas-Average
LT: Taylor Lewan-Young/2014 1st RD/star potential
LG: Jeremiah Poutasi-Young/2015 3rd RD
C:  Brian Schwenke-Below Average
RG: Chance Warmack-Good
RT:  Jack Conklin
T/G: Byron Bell-Below Average
C/G: Ben Jones-Average
Demarco Murray-Elite/New
Derrick Henry 
FB: Jalston Fowler-Young/2015 4th RD

O-Line: They must protect franchise QB Marcus Mariota. Lewan and Warmack are good but the rest of the line needs work. They may want to draft a LT and move Lewan to RT.
CB: The current group is made up of several guys that would be #3 corners on most teams.
OLB/Pass Rusher: Casey is the best pass rusher on the team. They need a young player to generate a better pass rush from the outside.
ILB Depth: With all those picks, don't be surprised if the Titans take a risk and draft Jaylon Smith, It could pay off huge in the long run.
NT Upgrade   

1 8 Jack Conklin | OT, Michigan State
Height: 6-6 Weight: 325
2 33 Kevin Dodd | DE, Clemson
Height: 6-5 Weight: 275
2 43 Austin Johnson | DT, Penn State
Height: 6-4 Weight: 323
2 45 Derrick Henry | RB, Alabama
Height: 6-3 Weight: 242
3 64 Kevin Byard | SS, Middle Tennessee
Height: 5-11 Weight: 216
5 140 Tajae Sharpe | WR, Massachusetts
Height: 6-2 Weight: 194
5 157 LeShaun Sims | CB, Southern Utah
Height: 6-0 Weight: 203
6 193 Sebastian Tretola | OG, Arkansas
Height: 6-4 Weight: 314
7 222 Aaron Wallace | OLB, UCLA
Height: 6-2 Weight: 242
7 253 Kalan Reed | CB, Southern Mississippi
Height: 5-11 Weight: 192

2016 NFL Draft Recap/New Depth Charts: NFC PLAYOFF HOPEFULS

Instead of doing pointless "draft grades" I just plugged in key draft picks to see how they fit on their new team

Here is my color code:

Has a good chance to be a starter by next season 
Quality depth 
Need not addressed in the draft 
Key 2017 Unrestricted Free Agent 

Vegas predicts these teams will be fighting for a playoff spot late in the year. 

Vegas odds project them to win 8.5-7.0 games 

Head Coach/GM: Ben McAdoo (was the Offensive Coordinator last year)/Jerry Reese   
Offensive Coordinator/Style/Blocking Scheme
Mike Sullivan (new)/West Coast/Stretch Zone
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage:
Steve Spagnuolo/4-3 Man
Offensive Stars: Odell Beckham Jr.-WR, Eli Manning-QB and Weston Richburg-C
Defensive Stars: Jason Pierre Paul-DE and Olivier Vernon-DE (new)

Position Analysis
Eli ManningGood
Pass Rush/DE: 
LDE: Jason Pierre Paul-Elite when healthy
RDE: Olivier Vernon-Elite in 2105 (new)
DE #3: Owamagbe Odighizuwa-Young/2015 3rd RD
Interior D-Line: 
NT: Damon Harrison-Good/New
RDT: Jonthan Hankins-Good when healthy
DT: Jay Bromley-Young/2014 3rd RD
SLB: Devon Kennard-Young/2014 5th RD
MLB: Battle
Keenan Robinson-Below Average/New
Jasper Brinkley-Below Average
WLB: JT Thomas-Average
B.J. Goodson
LCB: Dominique Rodgers Cromartie-Good
RCB: Janoris Jenkins-Good/New
Eli Apple
S: Landon Collins-Young/2015 2nd RD
S: Nat Berhe-Young/2014 5th RD
S; Mykkele Thompson-Young/2015 5th RD
Darian Thompson
WR: Odell Beckham Jr.-All Pro
WR: Victor Cruz-Good ehen healthy
Sterling Shepard
TE: Larry Donnell-Below Average
Jerell Adams
LT: Ereck Flowers-Young/2015 1st RD
LG: Justin Pugh-Average
C:  Weston Richburg-All Pro
RG: John Jerry-Below Average
RT:  Marshall Newhouse-Below Average
Shane Vereen-Average
Rashad Jennings-Average
Andre Williams-Young/2014 4th RD
Paul Perkins

Multiple LB'sThey have the worst LB core in the league and it isn't even close. They need to add a play maker in the first or second round. Then take another late in the draft.
O-Line:  The G-Men need more bodies to keep the pressure off of Eli. Flowers really struggles as a rookie at LT. The right side is terrible so upgrades are needed.
FS:  Landon Collins is better suited to play in the box. They need to find a rangy FS in the second or third round.
#2 WR:  It's scary to think that Beckham could be better if he wasn't double teamed every play.
TE:  Is Larry Donnell really the answer here?
#3 CB 
DT Depth 

1 10 Eli Apple | CB, Ohio State
Height: 6-1 Weight: 200

2 40 Sterling Shepard | WR, Oklahoma
Height: 5-10 Weight: 193
3 71 Darian Thompson | FS, Boise State
Height: 6-2 Weight: 208
4 109 B.J. Goodson | ILB, Clemson
Height: 6-1 Weight: 242
 5 149 Paul Perkins | RB, UCLA
Height: 5-10 Weight: 208
6 184 Jerell Adams | TE, South Carolina
Height: 6-5 Weight: 247

Head Coach/GM: John Fox/Ryan Pace
Offensive Coordinator/Style/Blocking Scheme: 
Dowell Loggains (new)/Balanced/Power Man
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage:
Vic Fangio /3-4 Zone
Offensive Star: Alshon Jeffery-WR
Defensive Star: A lot of good players, but no true star

Position Analysis
Jay Cutler-Average
Pass Rush/OLB: 
LOLB: Pernell McPhee-Good
ROLB: Lamarr Houston-Good
#3 OLB: Willie Young-Average
Leonard Floyd
Interior D-Line:
NT: Eddie Goldman-Young/2015 2nd RD
3T/DT: Will Sutton-Young/2014 3rd RD
RDE: Akiem Hicks-Good/Average/New
Jonathan Bullard
LILB: Jerrell Freeman-Good/New
RILB: Danny Trevathan-Good/New
Nick Kwiatkoski
LCB: Tracy Porter-Below Average
RCB: Kyle Fuller-Young/2014 1st RD/Average so far
#3/Nickel CB: Bryce Callahan-Young/2015 Undrafted
SS: Antrel Rolle-Good/Average
FS: Adrian Amos-Young/2015 5th RD
Deon Bush
Deiondre' Hall
DeAndre Houston-Carson
WR: Alshon Jeffrey-Elite
WR: Eddie Royal-Average
WR: Kevin White-Young/2015 1st RD
TE: Zach Miller-Average
LT: Bobby Massie-Below Average/New
LG: Cody Whitehair
C:   Hroniss Grasu-Young/2014 3rd RD
RG: Manny Ramirez-Good/New
RT:  Kyle Long-All Pro at Guard/Good at RT
Jeremy Langford-Young/2015 4th RD/Good as a rookie splitting carries with Matt Forte
Jordan Howard

Pass Rusher:  They have a solid trio of pass rushers but Fox and Fangio need a young athletic impact pass rusher
LT/O-Line:  Massie is the current LT.  They need to draft a LT so they can move Massie to RT and then move Long inside to guard.
DB Depth: Upgrades are needed everywhere
TE: The Bears have a need at TE after trading Martellus Bennett to New England.
Young QB:  Is Cutler the long term solution in Chi Town?
D-Line Depth
Backup RB

1 9 Leonard Floyd | OLB, Georgia
Height: 6-6 Weight: 244
2 56 Cody Whitehair | OG, Kansas State
Height: 6-3 Weight: 300
3 72 Jonathan Bullard | DE, Florida
Height: 6-2 Weight: 283
4 113 Nick Kwiatkoski | LB, West Virginia
Height: 6-2 Weight: 243
4 124 Deon Bush | FS, Miami (Fla.)
Height: 6-0 Weight: 199
4 127 Deiondre' Hall | FS, Northern Iowa
Height: 6-2 Weight: 199
5 150 Jordan Howard | RB, Indiana
Height: 6-0 Weight: 230
6 185 DeAndre Houston-Carson | FS, William & Mary
Height: 6-1 Weight: 201
7 230 Daniel Braverman | WR, Western Michigan
Height: 5-10 Weight: 175

Head Coach/GM:  Jim Caldwell/Bob Quinn
Offensive Coordinator/Style/Blocking Scheme: 
Jim Bob Cooter/Vertical/Man
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage: 
Teryl Austin/4-3 Press Man
Offensive Star: Matthew Stafford-QB
Defensive Star: Ziggy Ansah-DE and Darius Slay-CB

Position Analysis
Matthew Stafford-Good
Pass Rush/OLB: 
RDE: Ziggy Ansah-Elite
LDE: Devin Taylor-Average
DE: Wallace Gilberry-Average/New
Interior D-Line: 
RDT: Tyrunn Walker-Average
LDT: Haloti Ngata-once Elite now Average
A'Shawn Robinson
SLB: Tahir Whitehead-Average
MLB: Stephen Tulloch-Good
WLB: DeAndre Levy-Good
OLB:  Kyle Van Noy-Young/2014 2nd RD
LCB: Darius Slay-Elite
RCB: Nevin Lawson-Young/2014 4th RD/Below Average so far
Nickel CB: Quandre Diggs-Young/2015 6th Round/Good rookie year
#4 CB-Alex Carter-Young/2015 3rd RD
FS: Glover Quin-Average in 2015/near Elite in 2014
SS: Tavon Wilson-New/Unproven
Miles Killebrew
WR: Golden Tate-Good
WR: Marvin Jones-Average/New
TE 1: Eric Ebron-Young/2014 1st RD/has done little thus far
TE 2: Brandon Pettigrew-Below Average
LT: Riley Reiff-Average
LG: Laken TomlinsonYoung/2015 1st RD
C:   Travis Swanson-Young/2014 3rd RD
RG: Larry Warford-Very Good
RT:  Michael Ola-Average
OT/G: Geoff Schwartz-Good/New, will compete for a starting job at G or RT
Taylor Decker
Graham Glasgow
Joe Dahl 
Ameer Abdullah-Young/2015 2nd RD/showed very few flashes as a rookie
3rd down: Theo Riddick-Good in role
Power: Dwayne Washington

OT:  Reiff is solid but would be better at RT. They could then move Ola and Schwartz inside or use them as rotational tackles
D-Line Depth: Ansah is a beast, but Ngata,Walker and Taylor are average at best.
WR:  Tate is good but he can't replace the loss of Calvin Johnson
DB Depth: Slay had a breakout year and proved he is one of the best corners in the league. Diggs was a pleasant surprise as a rookie and Quin is a reliable starter. However they have unproven guys at SS and CB.

1 16 Taylor Decker | OT, Ohio State
Height: 6-7 Weight: 320

2 46 A'Shawn Robinson | DT, Alabama
Height: 6-4 Weight: 312
3 95 Graham Glasgow | OG, Michigan
Height: 6-6 Weight: 306
4 111 Miles Killebrew | SS, Southern Utah
Height: 6-2 Weight: 217
5 151 Joe Dahl | OG, Washington State
Height: 6-4 Weight: 304
5 169 Antwione Williams | OLB, Georgia Southern
Height: 6-3 Weight: 240
6 191 Jake Rudock | QB, Michigan
Height: 6-3 Weight: 207
6 202 Anthony Zettel | DE, Penn State
Height: 6-4 Weight: 277
6 210 Jimmy Landes | LS, Baylor
Height: 6-1 Weight: 240
7 236 Dwayne Washington | RB, Washington
Height: 6-1 Weight: 223

Head Coach/GM: Jay Gruden/Scot McCloughan
Offensive Coordinator/Style/Blocking Scheme:
Sean McVay/West Coast-Balanced/Zone
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage:
Joe Barry/3-4 Hybrid Cover 2 Press Zone
Offensive Star: Trent Williams-LT and Jordan Reed-TE
Defensive Star: Ryan Kerrigan-OLB
Position Analysis
Kirk Cousins-Average at best
Pass Rush/OLB: 
LOLB: Ryan Kerrigan-Good
ROLB: Trent Murphy-Young 2014 2nd RD/Average thus far
#3 OLB: Preston Smith-Young 2015 2nd RD/Good rookie year
Interior D-Line: 
LDE: Chris Baker-Good
NT:   Stephen Paea-Below Average
RDE: Kendall Reyes-Below Average/New
DT:  Kedric Golston-Below Average
Matt Ioannidis 
LILB: Will Compton-Average
RILB: Perry Riley-Below Average
Su'a Cravens
RCB: Josh Norman-All Pro/New
LCB: Bashaud Breeland-Good/Young 2014 4th RD
Chris Culliver-Below Average
Kendall Fuller 
S: DeAngelo Hall-Below Average
S: Kyshoen Jarrett-Young/2015 5th RD
WR: DeSean Jackson-Good
WR: Pierre Garson-Good
WR: Jamison Crowder: Young/2015 4th RD
Josh Doctson 
TE: Jordan Reed-Elite
LT: Trent Williams-Very Good/Elite
LG: Spencer Long-Young/2014 3rd RD
C:   Kory Lichtenstiger-Good
RG: Brandon Scherff-Young/2015 1st RD/Good as a rookie
RT:  Morgan Moses-Good/Young/2014 3rd RD
Matt Jones-Young/2015 3rd RD

D-Line:  They were horrible against both the run and the pass. Chris Baker is the only reliable starter on the defensive line. Expect them to use two early round picks here.
ILBs:  Need LB's that can cover TE's
Big WR: Garcon, Jackson and Crowder are all good but all of them are just under 6 feet tall.
Speed RB: Matt Jones showed flashes as a rookie. At 6-1/231, he is the perfect early down power back, however a fast change of pace guy is needed by passing downs.
DB Depth:  Culliver has been a disappointment and Hall is no longer an impact player.
NOTE: Signed Josh Norman a week before the draft
C Upgrade

1 22 Josh Doctson | WR, TCU
Height: 6-3 Weight: 195
2 53 Su'a Cravens | OLB, Southern California
Height: 6-1 Weight: 226
3 84 Kendall Fuller | CB, Virginia Tech
Height: 5-11 Weight: 187
5 152 Matt Ioannidis | DT, Temple
Height: 6-3 Weight: 299
6 187 Nate Sudfeld | QB, Indiana
Height: 6-6 Weight: 234
7 232 Steven Daniels | OLB, Boston College
Height: 5-11 Weight: 243
7 242 Keith Marshall | RB, Georgia
Height: 5-11   Weight: 219

Head Coach/GM: Dan Quinn/Thomas Dimitroff
Offensive Coordinator/Style/Blocking Scheme:
Kyle Shanahan/West Coast-Balanced/Stretch Zone
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage:
Richard Smith/4-3 Man
Offensive Star: Matt Ryan-QB and Julio Jones-WR
Defensive Star: Desmond Trufant-CB

Position Analysis
Matt Ryan-Good
Pass Rush/DE: 
LDE: Vic Beasley-Young/2015 1st RD
RDE: Adrian Clayborn-Average
or Tyson Jackson-Below Average
Interior D-Line: 
DT: Ra'Shede Hageman-Young/2014 2nd RD
DT: Grady Jarrett-Young/2015 5th RD
DT: Jonathan Babineaux-Average
SLB: Courtney Upshaw-New/Below Average
MLB: Brooks Reed-Average
WLB: Philip Wheeler-New/Below Average
Deion Jones
LCB: Desmond Trufant-Good/almost Elite
RCB: Robert Alford-Average
#3/Nickel CB: Jalen Collins-Young/2015 2nd RD
SS: Keanu Neal
FS: Ricardo Allen-Young/2014 5th RD
Kemal Ishmael-Average
WR: Julio Jones-Very Good/Elite
WR: Mohamed Sanu-New/Below Average
WR: Justin Hardy-Young/2015 4th RD
Austin Hooper
Levine Toilolo-Poor
Jacob Tamme-Average
LT: Jake Matthews-Good/Young/2014 1st RD
LG: Andy Levitre-Good
C:   Alex Mack-Good/New
RG: James Stone-Young/2014 Undrafted
RT:  Ryan Schraeder-Elite in 2015
Devonta Freeman-Good/Breakout year in 2015/Young/2014 4th RD
Tevin Coleman-Young/2015 3rd RD

MLB and WLB:  Quinn wants fast stud backers similar to what he coached in Seattle
Pass Rusher:  They drafted Vic Beasley last year, now they need another guy across from him
DB Depth: Trufant is a stud, but the rest of the secondary is either average or unproven.
TE: Matt Ryan still misses Tony Gonzalez, time to find a young option at TE.
#2 WR:  Jones may be the best WR in football but neither Hardy nor Sanu has proven to be a true second option
RG Upgrade

1 17 Keanu Neal | SS, Florida
Height: 6-0 Weight: 211 I
2 52 Deion Jones | OLB, LSU
Height: 6-1 Weight: 222
3 81 Austin Hooper | TE, Stanford
Height: 6-4 Weight: 248
4 115 De'Vondre Campbell | OLB, Minnesota
Height: 6-4 Weight: 232
6 195 Wes Schweitzer | OG, San Jose State
Height: 6-5 Weight: 301
7 238 Devin Fuller | WR, UCLA
Height: 6-0 Weight: 194

Head Coach/GM: Sean Payton/Mickey Loomis
Offensive Coordinator/Style/Blocking Scheme: 
Pete Carmichael/Vertical and West Coast-Pass Heavy/Zone
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage:
Dennis Allen (new/interim in 2015)/4-3 Man
Offensive Star: Drew Brees-QB
Defensive Stars: Jarius Byrd-FS and Cameron Jordan-DE

Position Analysis
Drew Brees-Elite
Pass Rush/DE: 
LDE: Bobby Richardson-Young/2015 Undrafted
RDE: Cameron Jordan-Elite
Interior D-Line: 
DT:  Nick Fairley-Good when in shape/New
NT: John Jenkins-Average
DT: Tyeler Davison-Young/2015 5th RD
Sheldon Rankins 
SLB: Hau'oli Kikaha-Young/2015 2nd RD
MLB: Stephone Anthony-Young/2015 1st RD
WLB: Dannelle Ellerbe-Below Average
LB: James Laurinaitis-Below Average/New
LB: Craig Robertson-Below Average/New
LCB: Keenan Lewis-Average
RCB: P.J. Williams-Young/2015 3rd RD
Slot CB: Delvin Breaux-Good
#4 CB: Kyle Wilson-Average
SS: Kenny Vaccaro-Good
FS: Jarius Byrd-Average in 2015/near Elite in 2014
Vonn Bell 
WR: Brandin Cooks-Good/Young/2014 1st RD
WR: Willie Snead-Good/Young/
#3 WR: Brandon Coleman-Unproven
Michael Thomas
TE 1: Coby Fleener-New/Average
TE 2: Josh Hill-Unproven
LT: Terron Armstead-Elite
LG: Andrus Peat-Young/2015 1st RD
C:   Max Unger-Average in 2015/was near Elite when he was in Seattle
RG: Tim Lelito-Below Average
RT:  Zach Strief-Below Average in 2015/Good in 2014
Power: Mark Ingram-Average
Tim Hightower-Average
CJ Spiller-Average

Pass Rusher:  Last year Jordan finished 15th in the NFL in sacks with 10. The Saints need another edge rusher to get after Cam Newton and Matt Ryan
DT:  The Fairley signing was a good step but they clearly need another starting DT,
O-Line Depth:  Keeping Brees upright is always a top priority.
LB Depth

1 12 Sheldon Rankins | DT, Louisville
Height: 6-1 Weight: 304
2 47 Michael Thomas | WR, Ohio State
Height: 6-3 Weight: 212 He's their new Marques Colston.
2 61 Vonn Bell | SS, Ohio State
Height: 5-11 Weight: 199
4 120 David Onyemata | DT, Manitoba
Height: 6-3 Weight: 300
7 237 Daniel Lasco | RB, California
Height: 6-0 Weight: 209

2016 NFL Draft Recap/New Depth Charts: AFC PLAYOFF HOPEFULS

Instead of doing pointless "draft grades" I just plugged in key draft picks to see how they fit on their new team

Here is my color code:

Has a good chance to be a starter by next season 
Quality depth 
Need not addressed in the draft 
Key 2017 Unrestricted Free Agent 

Vegas predicts these teams will be fighting for a playoff spot late in the year. 

Vegas odds project them to win 8.5-7.5 games 

Head Coach/GM: Gus Bradley/David Caldwell
Offensive Coordinator/Style/Blocking Scheme:
Greg Olson/Balanced-Vertical/Zone
Defensive Coordinator/Style: Todd Walsh (new)/4-3 Zone/Both Cover 2 and Cover 1
Emerging Offensive Stars: Blake Bortles and Allen Robinson
Defensive Star: Malik Jackson-DE/DT (new)

Position Analysis
Blake Bortles-Young/2014 1st RD (#3 Overall)/Good Second Season
Pass Rush/D-Line: 
LDE: Malik Jackson-near Elite/New
LDT: Jered Odrick-Good
RDT: Roy Miller-Average
RDE: Dante Fowler-Young/2015 1st RD (missed 2015 with an injury)
DT: Sen'Derrick Marks-Average
DT: Tyson Alualu-Below Average
Yannick Ngakoue
Sheldon Day
MLB: Paul Posluszny-Below Average
SLB: Dan Skuta-Below Average
Myles Jack
Tyrone Holmes
WLB: Tevin Smith-Young/2014 5th RD
LCB: Davon House-Average
RCB: Prince Amukamara-Average/Good/New
Jalen Ramsey
#3/Nickel CB: Aaron Colvin-Young/2014 4th RD
SS: Jonathan Cyprien-Horrible in coverage/Great tackler/May move to LB
FS: Tashaun Gipson-Below Average in 2015/near Elite in 2014/New
WR: Allen Robinson-Young/2014 2nd RD/Breakout year in 2015
WR: Allen Hurns-Young/2014 Undrafted/Good in 2015
TE: Julius Thomas-Good
#3 WR: Marqise Lee-Young/2014 2nd RD
OT: Luke Joeckel-Average at best
OT: Kelvin Beachum-Good/New
OT: Jeremy Parnell-Below Average
G/C: Brandon Linder-Young 2014 3rd RD/Good as a rookie/Injured last year
C:  Luke Bowanko-Young/2014 6th RD
RG: AJ Cann-Young 2015 3rd RD
TJ Yeldon-Young/2015 2nd RD
Chris IvoryAverage/New

Multiple LB's: WLB Telvin Smith has a lot of promise. Posluszny was the best player on the roster from 2011-2013 but he's past his prime, Skuta is better served as a pass rush specialist. A young MLB and SLB are needed.
CB: Amukamara and House are good but Gus Bradley will want top add another physical press corner in the draft.
Pass Rusher:  With the #3 pick last year they drafted Dante Fowler. He is expected to be the pass rusher of the future but there's no guarantees.
O-Line Depth:  They signed Beachum, but the jury is still out on the #2 pick in the 2013 draft, Luke Joeckel. Maybe it's time to move him to RT. They are considering moving Linder to Center if they don't draft one. Expect another interior lineman to be selected in the later rounds.
SS Upgrade
WR Depth 

1 5 Jalen Ramsey | FS/CB, Florida State
Height: 6-1 Weight: 209
2 36 Myles Jack | LB, UCLA
Height: 6-1 Weight: 245
3 69 Yannick Ngakoue | OLB, Maryland
Height: 6-2 Weight: 255
4 103 Sheldon Day | DT, Notre Dame
Height: 6-1 Weight: 293
6 181 Tyrone Holmes | OLB, Montana
Height: 6-2 Weight: 253
6 201 Brandon Allen | QB, Arkansas
Height: 6-1 Weight: 217
7 226 Jonathan Woodard | DE, Central Arkansas
Height: 6-5 Weight: 271

Head Coach/GM: Jack Del Rio/Reggie McKenzie

Offensive Coordinator/Style/Blocking Scheme: 
Bill Musgrave/Balanced-Ball Control/Power Man
Defensive Coordinator/Style: Ken Norton Jr./4-3 Man
Emerging Offensive Stars: Derek Carr and Amari Cooper
Defensive Star: Khalil Mack-DE/OLB
Position Analysis
Derek Carr-Young/2014 2nd RD/Good year in 2015
Pass Rush: 
LDE: Khalil Mack-All Pro
RDE: Mario Edwards-Young/2015 2nd RD
Pass Rush Specialist: Aldon Smith-Good when he's not in trouble
Shilique Calhoun
Interior D-Line: 
NT/DT: Dan Williams-Good
NT: Justin Ellis-Young/2014 4th RD
Jihad Ward
SLB: Bruce Irvin-Average/New
MLB: Ben Heeney-Young/2014 5th RD
WLB: Malcolm Smith-Average
LCB: Sean Smith-Good/New
RCB: Dave Amerson-Good
Slot CB: TJ Carrie-Young/2014 7th RD
#4 CB Keith McGill-Young/2014 4th RD
FS: Reggie Nelson-Good/New
SS; Karl Joseph
Depth both below average
Nate Allen
Larry Asante
WR: Amari CooperGood/Young/2015 1st RD
WR: Michael Crabtree-Good
TE: Clive Walford-Young/2015 3rd RD
TE: Lee Smith-Average
TE: Mychal Rivera-Below Average
LT: Donald Penn-Good
LG: Gabe Jackson-Good/Young/2014 3rd RD
C:  Rodney Hudson-Good
RG: Kelechi Osemele-Good/New
RT: Manelik Watson-Good
Vadal Alexander
Latavius Murray-Average
DeAndre Washington 

Safety: The Raiders were smart to sign Nelson, but they need another starter.
DT:  Mack may be the best pass rusher in the league, but he needs more help from the interior D-Line in getting to the opposing QB. They should try to get a 3 tech in order to move Williams back to NT.
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Power RB:  Murray was solid as the feature back but they should add a power back somewhere in rounds 4-6
Big WR: Cooper and Crabtree are great but both are under 6-1.
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1 14 Karl Joseph | SS, West Virginia
Height: 5-10 Weight: 205
2 44 Jihad Ward | DT, Illinois
Height: 6-5 Weight: 296
3 75 Shilique Calhoun | DE, Michigan State
Height: 6-5 Weight: 251
4 100 Connor Cook | QB, Michigan State
Height: 6-4 Weight: 217
5 143 DeAndre Washington | RB, Texas Tech
Height: 5-08 Weight: 204
6 194 Cory James | OLB, Colorado State
Height: 6-1 Weight: 229
7 234 Vadal Alexander | OG, LSU
Height: 6-5 Weight: 326

Head Coach/GM: John Harbaugh/Ozzie Newsome
Offensive Coordinator/Style/Blocking Scheme:
Mark Trestman/West Coast-Balanced/Zone
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage
Dean Pees/3-4 Cover 2 Zone
Offensive Stars: Joe Flacco-QB and Marshal Yanda-RG
Defensive Stars: Terrell Suggs-OLB, Brandon Williams-NT and CJ Mosley-ILB

Position Analysis
Joe Flacco-Good
Pass Rush/OLB: 
ROLB: Terrell Suggs-Very Good/Elite
LOLB: Elvis Dumervil-Very Good
#3 OLB:  Za'Darius Smith-Young/2015 4th RD
Kamalei Correa 
Interior D-Line: 
NT:   Brandon Williams-Elite
3T/DT: Timmy Jernigan-Young/2014 2nd RD/Good
5T/3T/DE: Carl Davis-Young/2015 2nd RD
DE: Lawrence Guy-Unproven
Bronson Kaufusi
LILB: Battle-both are unproven
Brennen Bayer
Zach Orr
RILB: CJ Mosley-All Pro in 2014/Elite
LCB: Ladarius Webb-Average
RCB: Jimmy Smith-Average
Slot CB: Shareece Wright-Average
Tavon Young
FS: Eric Weddle-Elite/New
SS: Kendrick Lewis-Young/2014 Undrafted
#3 Safety/CB: Terrence Brooks-Young/2014 3rd RD
WR: Kamar Aiken-Breakout year in 2015
WR: Steve Smith Sr.-Good
WR: Mike Wallace-Average/New
WR: Breshad Perriman-Young/2013 1st RD/Injured last year
Chris Moore
TE: Crockett Gilmore-Young/2014 3rd RD/showed flashes last year
TE:  Maxx Williams-Young/2015 2nd RD
LT: Eugene Monroe-Good
LG: John Urschel-Young/2014 5th RD
C:   Jeremy Zuttah-Average
RG: Marshal Yanda-All Pro
RT: Ricky Wagner-Average in 2015/Elite in 2014
Ronnie Stanley
Buck Allen-Young/2105 4th RD
Justin Forsett-Average
Kenneth Dixon

CB:  In a division with AJ Green and Antonio Brown having a good #1 CB is vital. Smith and Webb are solid but they could use a true shutdown corner. This would allow them to move Webb to slot corner.
Pass Rusher: Suggs and Dumervil can still get to the QB but both are over 30 and Suggs is coming off of a major injury. They need to add a young pass rusher to the mix.
D-Line: Williams is a beast in the middle. They have some young talents in Jernigan and Davis but if they keep the #6 pick there is a good chance that either Joey Bosa or DeForest Buckner will slip to them.
O-Line Depth: Monroe has a history of injury issues and Urschel is unproven. Ronnie Stanley could be an intriguing option at #6.
WR Depth
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Power RB

1 6 Ronnie Stanley | OT, Notre Dame
Height: 6-5 Weight: 304
2 42 Kamalei Correa | OLB, Boise State
Height: 6-3 Weight: 248
3 70 Bronson Kaufusi | DE, Brigham Young
Height: 6-6 Weight: 281
4 104 Tavon Young | CB, Temple
Height: 5-09 Weight: 183
4 107 Chris Moore | WR, Cincinnati
Height: 6-1 Weight: 206
4 130 Alex Lewis | OT, Nebraska
Height: 6-6 Weight: 312
4 132 Willie Henry | DT, Michigan
Height: 6-3 Weight: 303

4 134 Kenneth Dixon | RB, Louisiana Tech
Height: 5-10 Weight: 215
5 146 Matt Judon | DE, Grand Valley State
Height: 6-3 Weight: 275
6 182 Keenan Reynolds | RB, Navy
Height: 5-09 Weight: 190
6 209 Maurice Canady | CB, Virginia
Height: 6-1 Weight: 193

Head Coach/GM: Bill O'Brian/Rick Smith
Offensive Coordinator/Style/Blocking Scheme:
George Godsey/Ball Control-Balanced/Hybrid
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage
Romeo Crennell/3-4 Cover 1 Zone
Offensive Star: DeAndre Hopkins-WR and Duane Brown-LT
Defensive Star: JJ Watt-DE/5T/Pass Rusher
Position Analysis
Brock Osweiler-New/Unproven/Solid in the few games he started for Denver last year
Pass Rush: 
5T/DE: JJ Watt-All Pro, arguably the best defender in the NFL
Jack LB: Jadeveon Clowney-Young/2014 1st RD (#1 overall pick)/still hasn't developed
SLB:  Whitney Mercilus-Breakout year in 2015/Below Average prior to that
Interior D-Line: 
NT:  Vince Wilfork-Good/Average
3T/DT: Christian Covington-Young/2015 6th RD
LILB: Brian Cushing-Good
RILB: Benardrick McKinney-Young/2015 2nd RD/Solid as a rookie
LCB: Kareem Jackson-Average
RCB: Jonathan Joseph-Good
#3 CB: Kevin Johnson-Young/2015 1st RD
SS: battle-all are Average or Unproven
Eddie Pleasant
Quintin Demps
KJ Dillon 
FS: Andre Hal-Young/2014 7th RD
WR: DeAndre Hopkins-Elite
WR: Will Fuller
WR: Jaelen Strong-Young/2015 3rd RD
WR: Keith Mumphery-Young/2015 5th RD
WR: Cecil Shorts-Below Average
Braxton Miller
TE: CJ Fiedorowicz-Young 2014 3rd RD
LT: Duane Brown-Good
LG: Xavier Su'a Filo-Young 2014 2nd RD
C:   Nick Martin 
RG: Jeff Allen-Good/New
RT:  Derek Newton-Average
C/G: Greg Mancz-Young/2015 Undrafted
Lamar Miller-Good/New
Alfred Blue-Young/2014 6th RD

DT:  JJ Watt faces double and sometimes triple teams on every play because no one else on the line scares an offense. Wilfork is still a solid nose tackle, but he can only play limited snaps. They need to draft a DT very early
#2 WR: Hopkins is an emerging star, however he's the only consistent threat .
TE:  See above
C/G Depth: The young interior of the line needs some competition, expect a mid round pick to be used to address this.
DB Depth: 
Pass Rush Depth

1 21 Will Fuller | WR, Notre Dame
Height: 6-0 Weight: 172 T
2 50 Nick Martin | C, Notre Dame
Height: 6-4 Weight: 296
3 85 Braxton Miller | WR, Ohio State
Height: 6-1 Weight: 204
4 119 Tyler Ervin | RB, San Jose State
Height: 5-10 Weight: 192
5 159 KJ Dillon | SS, West Virginia
Height: 6-0 Weight: 210
5 166 D.J. Reader | DT, Clemson
Height: 6-3 Weight: 327

Head Coach/GM: Rex Ryan/Doug Whaley
Offensive Coordinator/Style/Blocking Scheme:
Greg Roman/Ball Control/Man
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage
Dennis Thurman/Hybrid 3-4 Press Man
Offensive Star: Cordy Glenn-LT and Sammy Watkins-WR and LaSean McCoy-RB,
Defensive Stars: Marcell Dareus-DT

Position Analysis
Tyrod Taylor-Average in one year as starter
Pass Rush/D-Line: 
NT:  Marcell Dareus-Elite
3T/DT: Kyle Williams-Good
OLB/RDE: Jerry Hughes-Good
LDE: Jarius Wynn-Unproven
Shaq Lawson
Adolphus Washington
SLB: Manny Lawson-Average
MLB: Preston Brown-Young/2014 3rd RD/Poor last year
WLB: Randell Johnson-Young/2014 7th RD
LB: Tony Steward-Young/2015 5th RD
Reggie Ragland 
LCB: Ronald Darby-Young/2015 2nd RD/Good as a rookie
RCB: Stephon Gilmore-Good
SS: Aaron Williams-Average
FS: Corey Graham-Average
WR: Sammy Watkins-Young/2014 1st RD
WR: Robert Woods-Average
TE: Charles Clay-Average
LT:  Cordy Glenn-Elite
LG: Richie Incognito-New/Good/Average
C:   Eric Wood-Average
RG: John Miller--Young/2015 3rd RD  or
      Cyril Richardson-Young/2014 5th RD
RT:  Seantrel Henderson-Young/2014 7th RD  or
      Cyrus Kouandjio-Young/2014 2nd RD
LaSean McCoy-Good when healthy
Karlos Williams-Young/2015 5th RD

Edge Pass Rusher: Mario Williams was unhappy with Ryan and left for Miami this off season. Jerry Hughes had a down year in 2015 and they have no other proven pass rushers.
ILB:  They have some solid players but no true play maker.   
Big WR: Watkins is a legit #1 option when healthy but they still need a big red zone threat. Woods would be better as a #3 option.   
RT: Neither Henderson nor Kouandjio has proven to be an elite RT
QB:  Is Tyrod Taylor the answer?
DB Depth

1 19 Shaq Lawson | DE, Clemson
Height: 6-3 Weight: 270
2 41 Reggie Ragland | ILB, Alabama
Height: 6-1 Weight: 247
3 80 Adolphus Washington | DT, Ohio State
Height: 6-3 Weight: 297
4 139 Cardale Jones | QB, Ohio State
Height: 6-5 Weight: 253
5 156 Jonathan Williams | RB, Arkansas
Height: 5-11 Weight: 220
6 192 Kolby Listenbee | WR, TCU
Height: 6-0 Weight: 197
6 218 Kevon Seymour | CB, Southern California
Height: 5-11 Weight: 186

Head Coach/GM: Todd Bowles/Mike Maccagnan
Offensive Coordinator/Style/Blocking Scheme:
Chan Gailey/Spread/Zone
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage:
Kacy Rodgers/3-4 Press Man
Offensive Star: Brandon Marshall-WR and Matt Forte-RB
Defensive Stars: Darrelle Revis-CB and Muhammed Wilkerson-DE
Position Analysis 
Ryan Fitzpatrick-Below Average journeyman (Free Agent)
Geno Smith-Poor
Bryce Petty-Young/2015 4th RD
Christian Hackenberg
Pass Rush/OLB: 
LOLB: Lorenzo Mauldin-Young/2015 3rd RD
ROLB: Trevor Reilly-Young/2014 7th RD
Jordan Jenkins
Interior D-Line: 
LDE: Muhammed Wilkerson-Elite
NT:   Steve McLendon-New/Average
RDE: Sheldon Richardson-Good
DT: Leonard Williams-Young/2015 1st RD/Good rookie season, All Pro potential
LILB: David Harris-Good/Average
RILB: Taiwan Jones-Young/2015 Undrafted
Darron Lee
LCB: Darrelle Revis-All Pro
RCB: Buster Skrine-Average
SS: Marcus Gilchrist-Good
FS: Calvin Pryor-Young/2014 1st RD
WR: Brandon Marshall-Elite
WR: Eric Decker-Good
WR #3: Devin Smith-Young/2015 2nd RD/Injured in 2015
Charone Peake 
TE: Jace Amaro-Young/2014 2nd RD/Has done very little thus far
LT: Ryan Clady-Good/New
LG: James Carpenter-Good
C:   Nick Mangold-Good
RG: Brian Winters-Average
RT: Breno Giacomini-Below Average
Brandon Shell
Matt Forte-Once Elite now Good/new
Bilal Powel-Average

QB:  Fitzpatrick was good last year but he is still unsigned and is not the long tern answer. They need a young signal caller.
Pass Rusher:  If the Jets can generate pressure from the outside then they have a chance to be the best defense in the NFL.
O-Line:  They need a major upgrade at RT and newly acquired LT Ryan Clady has a had a history of injury problems. Mangold is no longer a stud and Winters is average.
ILB:  There is always a need LB's that can cover TE's with Rob Gronkowski, Charles Clay and Jordan Cameron in the same division.
#3 WR Upgrade

1 20 Darron Lee | OLB, Ohio State
Height: 6-1 Weight: 232
2 51 Christian Hackenberg | QB, Penn State
Height: 6-4 Weight: 228
3 83 Jordan Jenkins | OLB, Georgia
Height: 6-3 Weight: 259
4 118 Juston Burris | CB, NC State
Height: 6-0 Weight: 212
5 158 Brandon Shell | OT, South Carolina
Height: 6-5 Weight: 324
7 235 Lachlan Edwards | P, Sam Houston State
Height: 6-4 Weight: 209
7 241 Charone Peake | WR, Clemson
Height: 6-2 Weight: 209

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
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: Joey Bosa
Darius Philon-Young/2015 5th RD
LILB: Manti Te'o-Average
RILB: Denzel Perryman-Young/2015 2nd RD
Joshua Perry
RCB: Jason Verett-Elite
LCB: Brandon Flowers-Good in 2014/Below Average in 2015
Slot CB: Casey Hayward-Good/New
#4 CB: Craig Mager-Young/2015 3rd RD
SS: Jaheel Addae-Below Average
FS: Dwight Lowery-Average/New
#1 WR: Keenan Allen-Good
Deep Threat WR: Travis Benjamin-Average/New
TE: Antonio Gates-Good-2016 is likely his last year
Hunter Henry 
LT:  King Dunlap-Below Average
LG: Orlando Franklin-Good in 2014 on Denver/Below Average in 2015
C:   battle
Max Tuerk
Matt Slauson-New/Unproven
Chris Watt-Young/2014 3rd RD/Poor thus far
RG: DJ Fluker-Average
RT:  Joe Barksdale/Good
OT:  Chris Hairston-Below Average
Power-Melvin Gordon-Young/2015 1st RD
Scat-Danny Woodhead-Good

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
ILB Depth 

1 3 Joey Bosa | DE, Ohio State
Height: 6-6 Weight: 275
2 35 Hunter Henry | TE, Arkansas
Height: 6-5 Weight: 253
3 66 Max Tuerk | C, Southern California
Height: 6-5 Weight: 269
4 102 Joshua Perry | OLB, Ohio State
Height: 6-4 Weight: 254
5 175 Jatavis Brown | OLB, Akron
Height: 5-11 Weight: 227
6 179 Drew Kaser | P, Texas A&M
Height: 6-2 Weight: 212
6 198 Derek Watt | FB, Wisconsin
Height: 6-2 Weight: 235
7 224 Donavon Clark | OG, Michigan State
Height: 6-3 Weight: 312

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

2016 NFL Draft Recap/New Depth Charts: THE PLAYOFF FAVORITES

Instead of doing pointless "draft grades" I just plugged in key draft picks to see how they fit on their new team

Here is my color code:

Has a good chance to be a starter by next season 

Quality depth 
Need not addressed in the draft 
Key 2017 Unrestricted Free Agent 


These are teams that Vegas odds project will win 9.0 or more games 


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
Tony Romo-Elite when healthy
Dak Prescott
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
Maliek Collins
Charles Tapper
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
Jaylon Smith
LCB: Brandon Carr-Below Average
RCB: Morris Claiborne-Below Average
Slot CB: Orlando Scandrick-Average
Anthony Brown
SS: Barry Church-Below Average
FS: Byron Jones-Good/Young/2015 1st RD
Kavon Frazier 
WR: Dez Bryant-Elite
WR: Terrance Williams-Average
Slot WR: Cole Beasley-Average
TE: Jason Witten-still Good, but no longer Elite
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
Ezekiel Elliott
Alfred Morris-Average
Darren McFadden-Below Average


D-LineThe 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
SS Upgrade
SLB Upgrade 1 4 Ezekiel Elliott | RB, Ohio State

Height: 6-0 Weight: 225 Good player.
2 34 Jaylon Smith | LB, Notre Dame
Height: 6-2 Weight: 223
3 67 Maliek Collins | DT, Nebraska
Height: 6-2 Weight: 300
4 101 Charles Tapper | DE, Oklahoma
Height: 6-3 Weight: 271
4 135 Dak Prescott | QB, Mississippi State
Height: 6-2 Weight: 226
6 189 Anthony Brown | CB, Purdue
Height: 5-11 Weight: 192
6 212 Kavon Frazier | FS, Central Michigan
Height: 6-0 Weight: 217
6 216 Darius Jackson | RB, Eastern Michigan
Height: 6-0 Weight: 220
6 217 Rico Gathers | TE, Baylor
Height: 6-8 Weight: 275

Head Coach/GM: Marvin Lewis/Mike Brown
Offensive Coordinator/Style/Blocking Scheme:
Ken Zampese (new)/Balanced/Power Man
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage: 
Paul Guenther/4-3 Under, uses both man and zone
Offensive Stars: A.J. Green-WR and Andrew Whitworth-LT
Defensive Star: Geno Atkins-DT and Carlos Dunlap-DE
Position Analysis
Andy Dalton-Average
Pass Rush/D-Line: 
RDE: Michael Johnson-Good
3T/DT- Geno Atkins-All Pro
NT: Domata Peko-Poor
Andrew Billings 
LDE: Carlos Dunlap-Elite
SLB: AJ Hawk-Average-New
MLB: Ray Maualuga-Average
WLB: Vontaze Burfict-Good
LB: Karlos Dansby-Average/New
Nick Vigil
LCB: Dennard, Darqueze-Young 2014/1st RD
RCB: Adam Jones-Good
#3 CB: Dre Kirkpartick-Average
William Jackson 
SS: George Iloka-Good
FS: Reggie Nelson-New
WR: AJ Green-Elite
TE: Tyler Eifert-Good/Breakout year in 2015
WR: Brandon LaFell-Below Average/New
Tyler Boyd
LT: Andrew Whitworth-All Pro
LG: Clint Boling-Good
C:   Russell Bodine-Young/2014 4th RD
RG: Kevin Zeiter-Elite
RT:  Eric Winston-Average
Cedric Ogbuehi-Young 2014/1st RD
Jake Fisher-Young/2014 2nd RD/Good
Christian Westerman 
Power: Jeremy Hill-Young/2014 2nd RD/Good
Scat: Gio Bernard-Good
The best RB duo in the NFL

NT:  Peko is no longer a serviceable starter
#2 WR:  AJ Green is an absolute superstar, and Eifert had a great year, but they still need a #2 WR..
Pass Rush Depth
LB Depth  
Backup QB:  AJ McCarron has an attractive wife, good for him, but it certainly didn't help Cincinnati when Dalton was hurt last year.  Investing in a QB in the 3rd or 4th round would be a smart move.

1 24 William Jackson | CB, Houston

Height: 6-0 Weight: 189
2 55 Tyler Boyd | WR, Pittsburgh
Height: 6-2 Weight: 200
3 87 Nick Vigil | ILB, Utah State
Height: 6-2 Weight: 239
4 122 Andrew Billings | DT, Baylor
Height: 6-1 Weight: 311
5 161 Christian Westerman | OG, Arizona State
Height: 6-3 Weight: 298
6 199 Cody Core | WR, Ole Miss
Height: 6-3 Weight: 205
7 245 Clayton Fejedelem | SS, Illinois
Height: 6-0 Weight: 204

Head Coach/GM: Chuck Pagano/Ryan Grigson
Offensive Coordinator/Style/Blocking Scheme:
Rob Chudinski (new)/Vertical Balanced/Man
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage
Ted Monachino (new)/3-4 Cover 2 Zone
Offensive Star: Andrew Luck-QB
Defensive Stars: Vontae Davis-CB

Position Analysis

Andrew Luck-Elite
Pass Rush/OLB: 
ROLB: Robert Mathis-Good
LOLB: Trent Cole-Average
#3 OLB: Erik Walden-Average
Interior D-Line: 
3T/5T/DE: Kendall Langford-Good
NT:  David Parry-Young/2015 5th RD
5T/DE: Henry Anderson/Young/2014 3rd RD
Hassan Ridgeway
ILB: De'Qwell Jackson-Average
ILB:  Nate Irving-Unproven
Antonio Morrison 
LCB: Greg Toler-Average
RCB: Vontae Davis-Elite
SS: Clayton Geathers-Young/2015 4th RD
FS: Dwight Lowery-Average
TJ Green
WR: TY Hilton-Good
WR: Donte Monfrief-Average
WR: Phillip Dorsett-Young/2015 1st RD
TE: Dwayne Allen-Good
LT: Anthony Castonzo-Good
LG: Hugh Thornton-Below Average
C:   Khaled Holmes-Below Average  (released right after the draft)
Ryan Kelly
RG: Jonotthan Harrison-Young/2014 Undrafted
RT:  Jack Mewhort-Young/2014 2nd RD
Le'Raven Clark
Joe Haeg
Frank Gore-Average


O-Line:  Castonzo is good and Mewhort is solid. They need to protect Luck. They need upgrades at all 3 interior spots. At #18 they may take an OT and move Mewhort inside
OLB/Pass Rusher: Mathis, Cole and Walden combined for only 13 sacks in 2015 and all 3 guys are 30 or older. 
RB:  Gore is still good for at least 12 carries a game, but they need a young back for the future.
Backup QB
DB Depth
ILB Upgrades

1 18 Ryan Kelly | C, Alabama

Height: 6-4 Weight: 302
2 57 T.J. Green | FS, Clemson
Height: 6-2 Weight: 209
3 82 Le'Raven Clark | OT, Texas Tech
Height: 6-5 Weight: 312
4 116 Hassan Ridgeway | DT, Texas
Height: 6-3 Weight: 303

4 125 Antonio Morrison | ILB, Florida

Height: 6-1 Weight: 233
5 155 Joe Haeg | OT, North Dakota State
Height: 6-6 Weight: 304
7 239 Trevor Bates | DE, Maine
Height: 6-2 Weight: 250
7 248 Austin Blythe | C, Iowa
Height: 6-2 Weight: 298

Head Coach/GM: Andy Reid/John Dorsey
Offensive Coordinator/Style/Blocking Scheme:
Brad Childress (new)/West Coast-Balanced/Stretch Zone
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage:
Bob Sutton/3-4 Press Man
Offensive Star: Jamaal Charles-RB
Defensive Star: Justin Houston-OLB and Eric Berry-FS
Position Analysis
Alex Smith-Good/Average
Pass Rush/OLB: 
ROLB: Tamba Hali-Good
LOLB: Justin Houston-All Pro
Interior D-Line: 
RDE: Jaye Howard-Good
NT:   Dontari Poe-Good
LDE: Allen Bailey-Average
Chris Jones
ILB: Derrick Johnson-Very Good
ILB: battle all are Young
Josh Mauga
Ramik Wilson
DJ Alexander
LCB: Phillip Gaines-Young/2014 4th RD
RCB: Marcus Peters-Elite/Defensive Rookie of the Year
KeiVarae Russell
Eric Murray
SS: Jamell Fleming-Average
FS: Eric Berry-All Pro
S/NCB: Ron Parker-Average
WR: Jeremy Maclin-New/Good
WR: Jason Avant-New/Below Average
Slot WR: De'Anthony Thomas-Young/2014 4th RD
TE: Travis Kelce-Very Good/Young/2013 3rd RD
LT: Eric Fisher-Average
LG: Jarrod Pughsley-Unproven
C:   Mitch Morse-Young/2015 2nd RD
RG: Laurent Duvernay-Young/2014 6th RD
RT: Mitchell Schwartz-Elite/New
Parker Ehinger 
Jamaal Charles-Very Good when healthy
FB: Anthony Sherman-Elite in role
Backup RBs: Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West


O-Line Depth:  They could use upgrades and competition at every spot other than RT.
ILB:  Derrick Johnson continues to play at a high level even at age 32, but he needs some help on the inside
OLB/Pass Rush Depth 
DB Depth

2 37 Chris Jones | DT, Mississippi State
Height: 6-6 Weight: 308
3 74 KeiVarae Russell | CB, Notre Dame
Height: 5-11 Weight: 192
4 105 Parker Ehinger | OG, Cincinnati
Height: 6-6 Weight: 310
4 106 Eric Murray | CB, Minnesota
Height: 5-11 Weight: 199
4 126 Demarcus Robinson | WR, Florida
Height: 6-1 Weight: 203
5 162 Kevin Hogan | QB, Stanford
Height: 6-3 Weight: 218
5 165 Tyreek Hill | WR, West Alabama
Height: 5-08 Weight: 185
6 178 D.J. White | CB, Georgia Tech
Height: 5-11 Weight: 193
6 203 Dadi  Nicolas | OLB, Virginia Tech
Height: 6-3 Weight: 235

Head Coach/GM: Bruce Arians/Steve Keim
Offensive Coordinator/Style/Blocking Scheme:
Harold Goodwin/Vertical-Pass Heavy/Power Man
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage: 
James Bettcher (new)/3-4 Hybrid Press Man
Offensive Star: Larry Fitzgerald-WR, Carson Palmer-QB and Mike Iupati-LG
Defensive Stars: Patrick Peterson-CB, Tyrann Mathieu-FS  and Calais Campbell-DE

Position Analysis

Carson Palmer-Good
Pass Rush: 
RDE/5T: Calais Campbell-Elite
OLB: Chandler Jones-New/Elite
OLB: Markus Golden-Young/2015 2nd RD 
OLB: Kareem Martin-Young/2014 3rd RD
Interior D-Line: 
3T/NT: Corey Peters-New/Average
DT: Rodney Gunter: Young/2015 4th RD 
Robert Nkemdiche
LILB: Kevin Minter-Average
WLB: Deone Buchannon-Young/2014 1st RD
LCB: Patrick Peterson-All Pro
RCB: Tyvon Branch-New/Average
#3 CB: Justin Bethel-Average
Brandon Williams
Harlan Miller
FS: Tyrann Mathieu-All Pro
SS: Tony Jefferson-Average
Marqui Christian 
WR: Larry Fitzgerald-was Elite/still Good
WR: Michael Floyd-Good
Deep Threat WR: John Brown-Good/Young/2014 3rd RD
LT: Jared Veldheer-Elite
LG: Mike Iupati-All Pro
C:  AQ Shipley-Average
Evan Boehm
RG: Evan Mathis-New/Elite
RT: DJ Humphries-Young/2015 1st RD 
David Johnson-Young/2013 3rd RD/Good as a rookie


Pass Rush OLB:  Campbell does a great job getting pressure from the 5 technique but the Cards need more from the outside pass rush. .
#2 CB:  Peterson is a star but he could use an upgrade across the field.
DT:  Peters and Gunter are solid, but more depth is needed
Young QB: Carson Palmer is 35 and has been very injury prone. How early is to early to find an eventual replacement?
C Upgrade

1 29 Robert Nkemdiche | DT, Ole Miss
Height: 6-4 Weight: 296
3 92 Brandon Williams | CB, Texas A&M
Height: 5-11 Weight: 197
4 128 Evan Boehm | C, Missouri
Height: 6-2 Weight: 302
5 167 Marqui Christian | SS, Midwestern State
Height: 5-11 Weight: 193
5 170 Cole Toner | OT, Harvard
Height: 6-5 Weight: 306
6 205 Harlan Miller | CB, Southeastern Louisiana
Height: 6-0 Weight: 182


Head Coach/GM: Mike Zimmer/Rick Spielman
Offensive Coordinator/Style/Blocking Scheme:
Norv Turner/Vertical-Balanced/Power Man
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage:
George Edwards/4-3 Press Man
Offensive Star: Adrian Peterson-RB
Defensive Star: Harrison Smith-FS, Anthony Barr-SLB and Linval Joseph-DT
Position Analysis
Teddy Bridgewater-Young/2014 1st RD/Average Game Manager in 2015
Pass Rush/DE: 
RDE: Everson Griffen-Good
LDE: Brian Robinson-Below Average
Pass Rush Specialist: Danielle Hunter-Young/2015 3rd RD
Interior D-Line: 
DT/3T: Shariff Floyd-Average
NT: Linval Joseph-Elite
SLB: Anthony Barr-Elite/Young/2014 1st RD
MLB: Eric Kendricks-Young/2015 2nd RD
WLB: Chad Greenway-Average
Kentrell Brothers
LCB: Terrence Newman-Average
RCB: Xavier Rhodes-Average
#3/Nickel CB: Captain Munnerlyn-Good
CB: Trae Waynes-Young/2015 1st RD
Mackensie Alexander
SS: Andrew Sendejo-Below Average
FS: Harrison Smith-Elite
Laquon Treadwell 
WR: Stefon Diggs-Young/2015 5th RD/Good rookie year
WR: Jarius Wright-Below Average
TE: Kyle Rudolph-Good
LT: Matt Kalil-Average
LG: Brandon Fusco-Good
C/G: Joe Berger-Was Elite at Center filling in for Sullivan, will compete for a starting Guard spot
C:  John Sullivan-Good/Injured in 2015
RG: Alex Boone-Average/New
RT: Phil Loadholt-Good
OT/G: T.J. Clemmings-Young/2015 4th RD
OT: Andre Smith: New/Had a down year in 2015 in Cincinnati
Willie Beavers 
Adrian Peterson-All Pro
Jerrick McKinnon-Average


#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.
SS: Harrison Smith is right there with Earl Thomas and Eric Berry among the best safeties in the league but he needs some major help.
WLB: Greenway has had a very good ten year career in Minnesota but his best days are behind him.
D-Line Depth: 

1 23 Laquon Treadwell | WR, Ole Miss

Height: 6-2 Weight: 210
2 54 Mackensie Alexander | CB, Clemson
Height: 5-10 Weight: 190
4 121 Willie Beavers | OT, Western Michigan
Height: 6-5 Weight: 321
5 160 Kentrell Brothers | ILB, Missouri
Height: 6-0 Weight: 245
6 180 Moritz Boehringer | WR, Germany
Height: 6-4 Weight: 227
6 188 David Morgan II | TE, UTSA
Height: 6-4 Weight: 262
7 227 Stephen Weatherly | DE, Vanderbilt
Height: 6-4 Weight: 267
7 244 Jayron Kearse | SS, Clemson
Height: 6-4 Weight: 216


Head Coach/GM: Gary Kubiak/John Elway
Offensive Coordinator/Style/Blocking Scheme:
Rick Dennison/West Coast/Stretch Zone
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage
Wade Phillips /3-4 Press Man
Offensive Star: Demaryius Thomas-WR
Defensive Star: Von Miller-OLB and Chris Harris Jr.-CB
Position Analysis
Mark Sanchez-Below Average
Paxton Lynch 
Pass Rush/OLB: 
LOLB: Von Miller-All Pro
ROLB: DeMarcus Ware-Good
Pass Rush Specialists; Shane Ray/2015 1st RD
Interior D-Line: 
RDE: Vance Walker-Average
Adam Gotsis
NT:  Sylvester Williams-Average
LDE: Derek Wolfe-Good/near Elite
ILB: Corey Nelson-Young/2014 7th RD
ILB: Brandon M. Marshall-Good
LCB: Aqib Talib-Good
RCB: Chris Harris Jr.-Elite
Slot CB: Bradley Roby-Young/2014 1st RD
SS: TJ Ward-Good
FS: Darian Stewart-Elite
Justin Simmons
WR: Demaryius Thomas-Elite
Slot WR: Emmanuel Sanders-Good
#3 WR: Cody Latimer-Young/2014 2nd RD/has done nothing thus far
TE: Virgil Green-Unproven
LT: Russell Okung-New/Good
LG: Max Garcia-Young/2015 4th RD
C:   Matt Paradis-Young/2014 6thRD
RG: Ty Sambrailo-Young/2015 2nd RD
RT: Doinald Stephenson-New/Poor in 2015/Good in 2014
CJ Anderson-Very Good
Devontae Booker 


QB:  Peyton Manning retired and Brock Osweiler left for the Texans. They need more than just Sanchez at QB.
O-Line Depth:  They are set at LT, but the rest of the line is shaky. Upgrades and competition is needed.
D-Line Depth: Malik Jackson was a beast in the playoffs and he will be missed
ILB: They also lost Danny Trevathan and former 7th round pick Nelson is the current starter
#3 WR

1 26 Paxton Lynch | QB, Memphis

Height: 6-7 Weight: 245
2 63 Adam Gotsis | DT, Georgia Tech
Height: 6-4 Weight: 287
3 98 Justin Simmons | FS, Boston College
Height: 6-2 Weight: 202
4 136 Devontae Booker | RB, Utah
Height: 5-11 Weight: 219
5 144 Connor McGovern | OG, Missouri
Height: 6-4 Weight: 306
6 176 Andy Janovich | FB, Nebraska
Height: 6-1 Weight: 238
6 219 Will Parks | SS, Arizona
Height: 6-0 Weight: 204
7 228 Riley Dixon | P, Syracuse
Height: 6-4 Weight: 221