Friday, May 13, 2016

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.
MLB Upgrade
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.
Backup QB Upgrade

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
SS Upgrade 
ILB Upgrade
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

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