Friday, May 13, 2016

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

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