Tuesday, May 10, 2016

2016 NFL Draft Recap/New Depth Charts: SUPER BOWL 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 

THE SUPER BOWL FAVORITES
These are teams that Vegas odds project will win 10.5 or more games 

GREEN BAY PACKERS
Head Coach/GM: Mike McCarthy/Ted Thompson
Offensive Coordinator/Style/Blocking Scheme:
Tom Clements is the Associate Head Coach and will call plays while Edgar Bennett is the Offensive Coordinator
Spread and West Coast/Hybrid
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage
Dom Capers/3-4 Press Man
Offensive Stars: Aaron Rodgers-QB, Jordy Nelson-WR and Josh Sitton-LG
Defensive Star: Clay Matthews-LB

Position Analysis
QB:
Aaron Rodgers-Elite/2014 MVP
Pass Rush/OLB: 
ILB/OLB: Clay Matthews-Elite
ROLB/DE: Julius Peppers-Good
OLB: Nick Perry-Average
Kyler Fackrell
Interior D-Line: 
5T/LDE: Datone Jones-Below Average
NT:  Letroy Guion-Average
Kenny Clark
3T/RDE: Mike Daniels-Very Good
DT/NT backup: Josh Boyd-Below Average
Dean Lowry
LB: 
LILB: Carl Bradford-Young/2014 4th RD
RILB: Sam Barrington-Young/2013 7th RD
Blake Martinez 
CB: 
LCB: Damarious Randall-Young/2015 1st RD
RCB: Sam Shields-Good
#3 CB: Quinten Rollins-Young/2015 2nd RD
Slot CB: Micah Hyde-Below Average
Safety:
SS: Morgan Burnett-Elite
FS: Ha Ha Clinton Dix-Good/Young/2014 1st RD
WR/TE: 
WR: Jordy Nelson-Elite
WR: Randall Cobb-Very Good
#3 WR: Ty Montgomery-Young/2015 3rd RD
TE: Richard Rodgers-Young/2014 3rd RD
O-Line: 
LT: David Bakhtari-Good
LG: Josh Sitton-All Pro
C:   Corey Linsley-Good
RG: TJ Lang-Elite
RT: Bryan Bulaga-Average
Jason Spriggs
RB: 
Eddie Lacy-Good/down year in 2015
James Starks-Average

NEEDS: 

ILB:  They had to move Clay Matthews inside last year due to lack of skill inside. Rookie Jake Ryan was solid but they need another athlete here.
NT:  Datone Jones has been a disappointment so far and BJ Raji's retirement leaves a big hole in the middle
DE:  Datone Jones has been a disappointment so far and Josh Boyd is average at best


1 27 Kenny Clark | DT/NT-UCLA
Height: 6-3 Weight: 310
2 48 Jason Spriggs | OT, Indiana
Height: 6-5 Weight: 301
3 88 Kyler Fackrell | OLB, Utah State
Height: 6-5 Weight: 245
4 131 Blake Martinez | ILB, Stanford
Height: 6-2 Weight: 237
4 137 Dean Lowry | DE/5T, Northwestern
Height: 6-6 Weight: 296
5 163 Trevor Davis | WR, California
Height: 6-1 Weight: 188
6 200 Kyle Murphy | OT, Stanford
Height: 6-6 Weight: 305


PITTSBURGH STEELERS 

Head Coach/GM: Mike Tomlin/Kevin Colbert
Offensive Coordinator/Style/Blocking Scheme:
Todd Haley/Spread-Pass Heavy/Zone
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage: 
Keith Butler/3-4 Cover 1
Offensive Stars: Ben Roethlisberger-QB, Antonio Brown-WR, Le'Veon Bell-RB and David DeCastro-RG


Defensive Star: Cameron Hayward-DE/DT
Position Analysis
QB:
Ben Roethlisberger-Elite
Pass Rush/OLB: 
ROLB: Jarvis Jones-Average
LOLB: Bud Dupree-Young/2015 1st RD
Pass Rush Specialists; James Harrison-Average
Travis Feeney
Interior D-Line: 
RDE: Cameron Hayward-Good
NT:   Daniel McCullers-Unproven/Young/2014 6th RD
Javon Hargrave
LDE: Stephon Tuitt-Good/Young/2014 2nd RD
LB: 
LILB: Ryan Shazier-Young/2014 1st RD/Average so far
RILB: Lawrence Timmons-Good
Tyler Matakevich
CB: 
LCB:Cortez Allen-Below Average
RCB: Senquez Golson-Young/2015 2nd RD
Slot CB: William Gay-Good
Artie Burns
Sean Davis 
Safety:
SS: Shemarko Thomas-Below Average
FS: Mike Mitchell-Good
WR/TE: 
WR: Antonio Brown-All Pro. arguably the best WR in the NFL
WR: Markus Wheaton-Young/2013 3rd RD/Average so far
WR: Martavis Bryant-Young/2014 4th RD Currently Suspended
TE: Ladarius Green-Good/New
O-Line: 
LT: battle
Alejandro Villanueva-Average
Ryan Harris-New/Average
Jerald Hawkins
LG: Ramon Foster-Average
C:   Maurkice Pouncey-All Pro when healthy
RG: David DeCastro-All Pro
RT: Marcus Gilbert-Good
RB: 
Le'Veon Bell-Elite, arguably the best RB in the NFL
Scat Back/Specialty WR: Dri Archer-Young/2014 3rd RD
Backup: DeAngelo Williams-Average

NEEDS: 

Two CBs:  The Steelers D was torched on many a deep ball last year. Gay is good in the slot but they have a major need at both corners. It would not be surprising if they went corner in the first two rounds.
SS:  Mitchel is good at FS, but they need an upgrade at SS
Pass Rush Depth:  Jarvis Jones has not panned out yet
Backup QB:  If Big Ben got hurt, either Bruce Gradkowski or Landry Jones would be the next man up. 
O-Line Depth
D-Line Depth 

1 25 Artie Burns | CB, Miami
Height: 6-0 Weight: 193
2 58 Sean Davis | CB/FS, Maryland
Height: 6-1 Weight: 201
3 89 Javon Hargrave | DT/NT, South Carolina State
Height: 6-1 Weight: 309
4 123 Jerald Hawkins | OT, LSU
Height: 6-6 Weight: 305 T
6 220 Travis Feeney | OLB, Washington
Height: 6-4 Weight: 230
7 229 Demarcus Ayers | WR, Houston
Height: 5-09 Weight: 182
7 246 Tyler Matakevich | ILB, Temple
Height: 6-0 Weight: 238


CAROLINA PANTHERS
Picks in first 3 rounds: 30, 62, 93
6 total picks
Head Coach/GM: Ron Rivera/Dave Gettleman
Offensive Coordinator/Style/Blocking Scheme:
 Mike Shula/Balanced West Coast/Zone
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage
Sean McDermott/4-3 Cover 2
Offensive Stars: Cam Newton-QB, Greg Olsen-TE and Ryan Kalil-C
Defensive Star: Luke Kuechly-MLB, Thomas Davis-WLB and Kewann Short 
Position Analysis
QB:
Cam Newton-2015 league MVP
Pass Rush/DE: 
LDE: Charles Johnson-Good
RDE: Kony Ealy-Young/2014 2nd RD
Interior D-Line: 
RDT: Star Lotulelei-Good
LDT: Kewann Short-All Pro
Vernon Butler
LB: 
SLB: Shaq Thompson-Young/2015 1st RD
MLB: Luke Kuechly-All Pro
WLB: Thomas Davis-All Pro
CB: 
LCB: Bene Benwikere-Young/2014 5th RD
RCB: Brandon Boykin-New/Below Average
James Bradberry
Daryl Worley
Zack Sanchez
Safety:
S: Kurt Coleman-Good
S: Tre Boston-Young/2014 4th RD
WR/TE: 
WR: Kelvin Benjamin-Young/2013 1st RD/showed flashes as a rookie
WR: Jerrico Cotchery-Average
TE:  Greg Olsen-Very Good/almost Elite
O-Line: 
LT: Michael Oher-Average
LG: Andrew Norwell-Average
C:   Ryan Kalil-All Pro
RG: Trai Turner-Elite/Young/2014 3rd RD
RT: Mike Remmers-New/Average
RB: 
HB; Jonathan Stewart-Good when healthy
FB: Mike Tolbert-Good in blocking/short yardage role 

NEEDS: 

LT/O-Line:  The retirement of Jordan Gross left a huge void at LT. The Panthers did not draft a LT least year. They need to pick one this year.
DE/Pass Rusher: Johnson is no longer an All Pro and Ealy hasn't proven that he can be an elite pass rush option.
CB: Norman is an All Pro but he may be an nurestriced free agent next year. Bene was torched by teams in the playoffs/
#2 WR:  With Benjamin and Greg Olsen, Cam has two good pass catchers, he needs a third to help get the passing game to another level
SLB Upgrade
C/G Depth
DE Depth 

1 30 Vernon Butler | DT, Louisiana Tech
Height: 6-3 Weight: 325
2 62 James Bradberry | CB, Samford
Height: 6-1 Weight: 211
3 77 Daryl Worley | CB, West Virginia
Height: 6-1 Weight: 204
5 141 Zack Sanchez | CB, Oklahoma
Height: 5-11 Weight: 185
7 252 Beau Sandland | TE, Montana State
Height: 6-4 Weight: 253


SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

Picks in first 3 rounds: 26, 56, 90, 97
9 total picks
Head Coach/GM: Pete Carroll/John Schneider
Offensive Coordinator/Style/Blocking Scheme:
Darrell Bevell/Vertical-Balanced/Stretch Zone
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage
Kris Richard (new)/4-3 Press Zone with mostly Cover 1
Offensive Star: Russell Wilson-QB
Defensive Stars: Earl Thomas-FS, Richard Sherman-CB, Bobby Wagner-MLB and Kam Chancellor
Position Analysis
QB:
Russell Wilson-Elite
Pass Rush/DE: 
RDE: Cliff Avril-Elite
LDE: Michael Bennett-Elite
Interior D-Line: 
LDT: Ahtyba Rubin-Below Average
RDT: Jordan Hill-Average
Jarran Reed
LB: 
OLB: KJ Wright-Elite
MLB: Bobby Wagner-All Pro
OLB: Michael Morgan-Unproven
CB: 
LCB: Richard Sherman-ll Pro
RCB: Jeremy Lane-Average
Safety:
SS: Kam Chancellor-Elite
FS: Earl Thomas-All Pro
WR/TE: 
WR: Doug Baldwin-Good
WR: Jermaine Kearse-Average
TE 1: Jimmy Grahame-Good
TE 2: Luke Wilson-Average
Nick Vannett
O-Line: 
LT: Bradley Sowell-Below Average
LG: Justin Britt-Below Average/Young 2014 2nd RD
C:  Patrick Lewis-Below Average
RG: Mark Glowinski-Young 2014 4th RD
RT: Garry Gilliam-Below Average
Germain Ifedi
Rees Odhiambo
RB: 
Thomas Rawls-Young/2014 Undrafted
C.J. Prosise
Alex Collins

NEEDS: 
LT:  Okung left for Denver, they must find a replacement in the draft
C/G: Expect multiple picks in the middle rounds to help improve the line.
DT:  Seattle must replace Brandon Mebane
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 

1 31 Germain Ifedi | OT, Texas A&M

Height: 6-6 Weight: 335
2 49 Jarran Reed | DT, Alabama
Height: 6-3 Weight: 311
3 90 C.J. Prosise | RB, Notre Dame
Height: 6-0 Weight: 220
3 94 Nick Vannett | TE, Ohio State
Height: 6-5 Weight: 265
3 97 Rees Odhiambo | OG, Boise State
Height: 6-4 Weight: 301
5 147 Quinton Jefferson | DT, Maryland
Height: 6-4 Weight: 291
5 171 Alex Collins | RB, Arkansas
Height: 5-10 Weight: 217
6 215 Joey Hunt | C, TCU
Height: 6-3 Weight: 295
7 243 Kenny Lawler | WR, California
Height: 6-2 Weight: 203
7 247 Zac Brooks | RB, Clemson
Height: 6-0 Weight: 199




NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
Head Coach/GM: Bill Belicheck is both
Offensive Coordinator/Style/Blocking Scheme:
Josh McDaniels/Spread/Hybrid
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
Position Analysis
QB:
Tom Brady-Elite
Pass Rush/DE: 
LDE: Rob Ninkovich-Good
RDE: Jabaal Sheard-Good
#3 DE: Chris Long-New/Good/Average
Interior D-Line: 
DT: Malcolm Brown-Young/2015 1st RD
DT: Alan Branch-New/Below Average
Vincent Valentine
LB: 
SLB: Jamie Collins-All Pro
WLB: Dont'a Hightower-Good
MLB: battle both are Average at best
Jonathan Freeny
Jon Bostic
CB: 
LCB: Malcolm Butler-Good.Young/2014 Undrafted
RCB: Logan Ryan-Good
Cyrus Jones
Safety:
SS: Patrick Chung-Good
Kamu Grugier-Hill 
FS: Devin McCourty-Good
WR/TE: 
WR: Julian Edelman-Good
WR: Danny Amendola-Average at best
Malcolm Mitchell 
TE: Rob Gronkowski-All Pro, the best TE in the NFL
TE: Martellus Bennett-Good/New
O-Line: 
LT: Nate Solder-Average
LG: Shaq Mason-Young/2014 4th RD
Joe Thuney
C:   Bryan Stork-Young/2014 4th RD
RG: Jonathan Cooper-New/Good
RT: Sebastian Vollmer-Average in 2015, near Elite in 2014
RB: 
LeGarrette Blount-Good
Travaris Cadet-New/Unproven
Brandon Bolden-Average

NEEDS: 
LG:  The Pats are solid at both OT spots and Bryan Stork has shown flashes. Cooper is an instant starter at RG However both guard spots need major upgrades. Look for New England to use an early pick to help fix the line.
D-Line Depth: They traded away their best pass rusher in Chandler Jones. Some young depth is needed on both the outside and inside. 
Speed WR:  Gronk is a superstar and is pretty much unstoppable in the Red Zone. Edleman is great underneath. They can still use a deep threat to stretch the defense and prevent double teams on Gronk and Edelman.
ILB 
DB Depth  

2 60 Cyrus Jones | CB/KR, Alabama
Height: 5-10 Weight: 197
78 Joe Thuney | OG, NC State
Height: 6-4 Weight: 287
3 91 Jacoby Brissett | QB, NC State
Height: 6-3 Weight: 236
3 96 Vincent Valentine | DT/NT, Nebraska
Height: 6-3 Weight: 320
4 112 Malcolm Mitchell | WR, Georgia
Height: 6-0 Weight: 198
6 208 Kamu Grugier-Hill | SS, Eastern Illinois
Height: 6-2 Weight: 208
6 214 Elandon Roberts | ILB, Houston
Height: 5-11 Weight: 234
6 221 Ted Karras | OG, Illinois
Height: 6-4 Weight: 307
7 225 Devin Lucien | WR, Arizona State
Height: 6-2 Weight: 195








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