Saturday, March 25, 2017

2017 NFL DRAFT: Team Needs THE CONTENDERS (SEA, DAL, GB, PIT, ATL, NE)

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 
Picks in first 3 rounds: 26, 58, 90, 102c, 106c 
7 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/4-3 Under Press Zone with mostly Cover 1
TEAM RANKING
OVERALL       RUSHING    PASSING
Offense 12th    99.4 (25th)    257.8 (10th)
Defense 5th     92.9 (7th)      225.8 (8th)
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/FRONT SEVEN  (Number 1 according to Pro Football Focus)
MLB: Bobby Wagner-All Pro
LDE: Michael Bennett-Elite
RDE: Cliff Avril-Elite
OLB: KJ Wright-Elite
RDT: Jerran Reed-Young/2016 2nd Round
LDT: Ahtyba Rubin-Below Average
OLB: Battle both unproven
          Cassius Marsh
          Kevin Pierre-Louis
DEFENSIVE BACKS (Top 5) 
LCB: Richard Sherman-All Pro
FS: Earl Thomas-All Pro
SS: Kam Chancellor-Elite
RCB: De'Shawn Shead-Average
#3 CB Jeremy Lane-Average
#3 S: Bradley McDougald-New/Average
PASS CATCHERS: 
WR: Doug Baldwin-Good
TE 1: Jimmy Grahame-Good
WR: Tyler Lockett-Young/2015 2nd Round
WR: Jermaine Kearse-Average
TE 2: Luke Wilson-Average
O-LINE (32) 
LT: Luke Joeckel-New/Below Average in Jacksonville
LG: Mark Glowinski-Young 2015 4th RD
C;   Justin Britt-Below Average
RG: Germain Ifedi-Young 2016 31st pick
RT:  Garry Gilliam-Below Average
G/RT: Rees Odhiambo-Young/2016 3rd RD
RB: 
Eddie Lacy-New/Average/Good when in shape and healthy
Thomas Rawls-Average
C.J. Prosise-Young/2016 3rd RD/Average

NEEDS: 
LT:  They can't believe that Joeckel is the answer at LT
O-Line: This was the worst O-Line in football according to Pro Football Focus 
DB Depth:  The strength of the team is the secondary. The starters are great, maybe the best in the league when healthy. They need a better option opposite Sherman and need a backup safety in case Thomas is unable to retain his All Pro form after a nearly career ending injury.
2018 FREE AGENTS:
SS
Both TE's
RT
C
LT
IDEAL DRAFT: 
26. RYAN RAMCZYK-OT-WISCONSIN
6-6/310/33.75
OR
GARETT BOLLES-OT/G-UTAH 
6-5/297/34.0
58. BUDDA BAKER-FS/NCB-WASHINGTON
5-10/196/30.6
90. ETHAN POCIC-C/G-LSU
6-6/310/33.1




DALLAS COWBOYS 
Picks in first 3 rounds: 28, 60, 92
7 total picks
Head Coach/GM: Jason Garrett/Jerry Jones
Offensive Coordinator/Style/Blocking Scheme:
Scott Linehan/Vertical-Balanced/Stretch Zone
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage
Rod Marinelli/4-3 Tampa 2 Zone
TEAM RANKING
OVERALL      RUSHING     PASSING 
Offense 5th    149.8 (2nd)   226.9 (23rd)
Defense 14th  83.5 (1st)     260.4 (26th)
Offensive Stars: Ezekiel Elliott-RB, Dez Bryant-WR, Tyron Smith-LT, Travis Frederick-C and Zack Martin
Defensive Star: Sean Lee-LB
Position Analysis
QB:
Dak Prescott-2016 4th RD/Great as a Rookie
PASS RUSH/FRONT SEVEN (22) 
OLB: Sean Lee-Elite
RDE: DeMarcus Lawrence-Good in 2015/Injured most of 2016
DDE: Tyrone Crawford-Average
LDT: Cedric Thornton-Average
RDT: Maliek Collins-2016 3rd RD/Struggled as a rookie
MLB: Anthony Hitchens-Average/Below Average
OLB: Damien Wilson-Young/2015 4th RD
Depth:
OLB/DE: Randy Gregory-Young 2015 2nd RD/Suspended in 2016
LB: Jaylon Smith-2016 2nd RD/Injured in 2016
#3 DT: Stephen Paea-New?average
DEFENSIVE BACKS (top 5 last year but lost a lot) 
FS: Byron Jones-Good/Young/2015 1st RD
LCB: Lost in free agency
RCB: Nolan Carroll-New/Below Average
Slot CB: Orlando Scandrick-Average
LCB: Lost in free agency
SS: Lost in free agency
PASS CATCHERS: 
WR: Dez Bryant-Elite
TE: Jason Witten-still Good, but no longer Elite
WR: Terrance Williams-Average
Slot WR: Cole Beasley-Average
O-LINE (1/2)
LT: Tyron Smith-All Pro
C:   Travis Frederick-All Pro
RG: Zack Martin-All Pro
LG: La'el Collins-Young/2015 Undrafted
RT: Chaz Green-Young/2015 3rd RD
G: Jonathan Cooper-New/Solid as a backup 
RB: 
Ezekiel Elliott-All Pro and Rookie of the Year in 2016

NEEDS: 

DB:  They lost 3 of their 5 best defensive backs in SS Barry Church, CB Morris Claiborne, and CB Brandon Carr. Newly signed Nolan Carroll is a below average veteran, yet he is the only CB on the roster with any starting experience. Expect the Cowboys to spend at least 3 picks at DB.
D-Line: The Cowboys need guys that can rush the passer and stop the run in the trenches.
RT: Doug Free retired, Is Chaz Green the answer?  
2018 FREE AGENTS:
RDE
#3 DT
#3 G 
IDEAL DRAFT: 
28. MARLON HUMPHREY-CB-BAMA
6-0/197/32.25
60. JUSTIN EVANS-SS/DB-TEXAS A&M
6-0/199/32.0
92. LAARY OGUNJOBI-DT/3T/NT-UNC CHARLOTTE
6-3/305/32.6





GREEN BAY PACKERS

Picks in first 3 rounds: 29, 61, 93
8 total picks
Head Coach/GM: Mike McCarthy/Ted Thompson
Offensive Coordinator/Style/Blocking Scheme:
Edgar Bennett however McCarty will call the plays in 2017
Spread and West Coast/Hybrid
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage
Dom Capers/2-5 and 4-3 Under Press Man
TEAM RANKING
OVERALL       RUSHING      PASSING
Offense 8th     106.3 (20th)   262.4 (7th)
Defense 22nd  94.7 (8th)      269.2 (30th)
Offensive Stars: Aaron Rodgers-QB, Jordy Nelson-WR and David Bakhtari-LT
Defensive Stars: Ha Ha Clinton Dix-FS, Mike Daniels-DT and Clay Matthews-LB



Position Analysis
QB:
Aaron Rodgers-Elite
PASS RUSH/FRONT SEVEN (9) 
3T/RDE/DT: Mike Daniels-Elite
OLB: Clay Matthews-Former All Pro/struggled in 2016 with injuries
OLB: Nick Perry-Good/had career year in 2016
NT:  Letroy Guion-Average
LILB: Jake Ryan-Young/2015 4th RD
RILB: Blake Martinez-Young/2016 4th RD
LDE: Kenny Clark-Young/2016 27th pick
DE: Ricky Jean Francios-New/Average
DEFENSIVE BACKS (19)
FS: Ha Ha Clinton Dix-All Pro
SS: Morgan Burnett-Elite
LCB: Damarious Randall-Young/2015 1st RD
RCB: Davon House-New/Average
#3 CB: Quinten Rollins-Young/2015 2nd RD
PASS CATCHERS: 
WR: Jordy Nelson-Elite
WR: Randall Cobb-Very Good
WR: Devante Adams-Very Good
TE: Martellus Bennett-New/Good
TE: Lance Kendricks-New/Average
O-LINE (5)
LT: David Bakhtari-All Pro
RT: Bryan Bulaga-Very Good after a down year in 2015
C:   Corey Linsley-Good
LG: Lane Taylor-Below Average
RG: Don Barclay-Unproven as a starter
RT/G; Jason Spriggs-Young/2016 2nd RD
RB: 
Ty Montgomery-Young/2015 3rd RD/Good in 2016 at new position


NEEDS: 

Offensive Guard: They need some help at guard after letting Josh Sitton and TJ Lang leave in back to back seasons. Taylor has been below average and Barclay is better as a backup. Do they give Spriggs the starting job? 
D-Line: Mike Daniels is a beast and Kenny Clark was solid as a rookie yet they need more depth at nose tackle and DE
CB:  They struggled against the pass in 2016. The safeties are as good as any duo in the league but they need more help at corner.
2018 FREE AGENTS:
SS
C
#3 WR
RCB 
LG
IDEAL DRAFT: 
29. DALVIN COOK-RB-FSU
5-10/210
61. FABIAN MOREAU-PRESS MAN CB/DB-UCLA
6-1/206/31.4
93. ETHAN POCIC-C/G-LSU
6-6/310/33.1





PITTSBURGH STEELERS 
Picks in first 3 rounds: 30, 62, 94, 105c
8 total picks
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 Zone 
TEAM RANKING
OVERALL       RUSHING      PASSING 
Offense 7th     110.0 (14th)    262.6 (5th)
Defense 12th  100.0 (13th)    242.6 (16th)
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/FRONT SEVEN (16)
RDE: Cameron Hayward-Good
LDE: Stephon Tuitt-Good/Young/2014 2nd RD
ROLB; James Harrison-Elite in 2016, Average in 2015
LOLB: Bud Dupree-Young/2015 1st RD/Good when healthy in 2016
LILB: Ryan Shazier-Average
NT:    Javon Hargrave-Young/2016 3rd RD
RILB battle both unproven 
          Vince Williams
          Tyler Matakevich
DEFENSIVE BACKS (11)
RCB: Ross Cockrell-Good
Slot CB: William Gay-Good
FS: Mike Mitchell-Average
LCB: Artie Burns-Young/2016 1st RD
SS: Sean Davis-Young/2016 2nd RD
PASS CATCHERS: 
WR: Antonio Brown-All Pro, arguably the best WR in the NFL
TE: Jesse James-Young/2015 5th RD
TE: Ladarius Green-Average
WR: Martavis Bryant-Currently Suspended
WR: Eli Rogers-Below Average
WR: Darius Hayward Bey-Below Average  
O-LINE (3)
RG: David DeCastro-All Pro
RT: Marcus Gilbert-Elite
C:   Maurkice Pouncey-All Pro when healthy/Very Good 
LG: Ramon Foster-Very Good
LT: Alejandro Villanueva-Average
RB: 
Le'Veon Bell-All Pro, arguably the best RB in the NFL


NEEDS: 

Pass Rush Depth:  Jarvis Jones never panned out and he was let go after this year. Bud Dupree has shown some promise but has battled through injuries. 
#2 WR: Antonio Brown had 106 receptions, the next highest was Eli Rogers with only 48 receptions 
Backup QB:  Big Ben is now 35, time to start thinking about his replacement 
2018 FREE AGENTS:
RB (they Franchised Bell) 
RCB
LDE
IDEAL DRAFT: 
30. JOHN ROSS-WR-WASHINGTON
5-11/188/31.5 
OR
HAASON REDDICK-EDGE/OLB/ILB-TEMPLE
6-1/237/32.75
62. TJ WATT-OLB/EDGE-WISCONSIN
6-4/252/33.1
OR 
CURTIS SAMUEL-WR/RB-OHIO ST. 
5-11/196
94.  
KEVIN KING-CB-WASHINGTON
6-3/200/32.0




ATLANTA FALCONS
Picks in first 3 rounds: 31, 63, 95
6 total picks
Head Coach/GM: Dan Quinn/Thomas Dimitroff
Offensive Coordinator/Style/Blocking Scheme:
Steve Sarkisian (new)/Balanced/Zone 
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage:
Marquand Manuel (new)/4-3 Man and Zone 
TEAM RANKING
OVERALL       RUSHING      PASSING 
Offense 2nd    120.5 (5th)      295.3 (3rd)
Defense 25th  104.5 (17th)    266.7 (28th)
Offensive Stars: Matt Ryan-QB and Julio Jones-WR




Defensive Star: Desmond Trufant-CB
Position Analysis
QB: 
Matt Ryan-All Pro, 2016 NFL MVP 
PASS RUSH/FRONT SEVEN (24)
SLB: Vic Beasley-All Pro/Young/2015 1st RD
MLB: Deion Jones-Young/2016 2nd RD/Very Good as a Rookie 
DT: Dontari Poe-New-Good
DT: Grady Jarrett-Young/2015 5th RD/Average
WLB: De'Vondre Campbell-Young/2016 4th RD/Average
LDE: Brooks Reed-Average
RDE: Ra'Shede Hageman-Average
DE: Jack Crawford-New/Average 
DEFENSIVE BACKS (6)
LCB: Desmond Trufant-Elite when healthy 
SS: Keanu Neal-Young/2015 1st RD/Top 10 SS as a Rookie 
RCB: Robert Alford-Good
#3/Nickel CB: Jalen Collins-Young/2015 2nd RD
FS: Ricardo Allen-Average
#4 CB/S-Brian Poole-Young/2016 Undrafted 
PASS CATCHERS: 
WR: Julio Jones-All Pro 
WR: Mohamed Sanu-Average
WR: Taylor Gabriel-Average 
TE: Austin Hooper-Young/2016 3rd RD
O-LINE (6)
C:   Alex Mack-All Pro
RT:  Ryan Schraeder-Elite
LT: Jake Matthews-Good
LG: Andy Levitre-Good
RG: Hugh Thornton-New/Below Average
RB: 
Had the best RB duo in the NFL in 2016
Devonta Freeman-Very Good
Tevin Coleman-Young/2015 3rd RD/Good 

NEEDS: 
Pass Rush/DE:  Vic Beasley looks like a superstar, now they need a second elite pass rusher.
RG: They need to keep the MVP healthy 
#2 WR 
2018 FREE AGENTS 
LCB (just extended Trufant) 
RB
DT
RDE
RG
IDEAL DRAFT: 
31. FORREST LAMP-G/RT-WESTERN KENTUCKY 
6-4/309/32.25
63. DEMARCUS WALKER-DE/EDGE-FSU
6-4/280/33.0
95. CHRIS GODWIN-WR-PENN ST. 
6-1/209/31.6
OR
ZAY JONES-WR-EAST CAROLINA
6-2/201/32.5





NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS


Picks in first 3 rounds: 72, 96 

7 total picks
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
TEAM RANKING
OVERALL       RUSHING      PASSING 
Offense 4th     117.0 (7th)      269.2 (4th)
Defense 8th     88.6 (3rd)       237.9 (12th
Offensive Stars: Tom Brady-QB and Rob Gronkowski
Defensive Stars: 
Position Analysis
QB:
Tom Brady-Elite/Greatest QB Ever 
PASS RUSH/FRONT SEVEN (18)
MLB: Dont'a Hightower-Good/almost Elite
RDE: Trey Flowers-Young/2015 4th RD/Good
LDE:  Kony Ealy-New/Average
RDT:  Malcolm Brown-Young/2015 1st RD/Average so far
LDT:  Alan Branch-New/Below Average
SLB: Rob Ninkovich-Below Average
WLB: Shea McClellin-Below Average 
LB: Kyle Van Noy-Average as a backup 
DEFENSIVE BACKS (Top 5)
LCB: Malcolm Butler-All Pro
FS: Devin McCourty-Elite 
RCB: Stephon Gilmore-New/Good
SS: Patrick Chung-Good
PASS CATCHERS: 
TE: Rob Gronkowski-All Pro, the best TE in the NFL when healthy
WR: Julian Edelman-Good
WR: Brandin Cooks-New/Good
WR: Chris Hogan-Good 
WR: Malcolm Mitchell-Young/2016 4th RD
O-LINE (10)
LT: Nate Solder-Elite 
RT: Marcus Cannon-All Pro after Below Average in 2015
LG: Shaq Mason-Good/Average
C:   David Andrews-Young/2015 Undrafted
RG: Joe Thuney-Young/2016 3rd RD/Good 
RB: 
All are good at their roles
Power: LeGarrette Blount
Scat: Dion Lewis
Scat: James White

NEEDS: 
LB:  Hightower is one of the better LBs in the NFL, but the rest of the core is below average. 
D-Line Depth: . Some young depth is needed on both the outside and inside. 
2018 FREE AGENTS:
LCB
LT
WR
Both Scat Backs
SLB
IDEAL DRAFT: 
72. RAEKWON MCMILLAN-LB-OHIO ST. 
6-2/240/33.0
96. EDDIE VANDERDOES-DT-UCLA
6-4/304/333.25






No comments:

Post a Comment