Tuesday, April 11, 2017

2017 NFL DRAFT: Team Needs picks 1-5 (CLV, SF, CHI, JAX, TEN)



CLEVELAND BROWNS
Picks in first 3 rounds: 1, 12, 33, 52, 65
11 total picks
Head Coach/VP of Football Operations: Hue Jackson/Sashi Brown 
Offensive Coordinator/Style/Blocking Scheme:
Hue Jackson is also the OC/Balanced/Power Man 
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage
Gregg Williams (new)/4-3 Under/Over Man with heavy blitz 
TEAM RANKING
OVERALL        RUSHING       PASSING 
Offense 30th     107.0 (19th)    204.0 (28th) 
Defense 31st    142.7 (31st)     249.8 (21st) 
Offensive Star: Joe Thomas-OT
Defensive Stars: Jamie Collins-OLB and Danny Shelton-NT 
Position Analysis
QB:
Cody Kessler-Young/2016 3rd RD/Below Average
Kevin Hogan-Young/2016 Undrafted 
PASS RUSH/FRONT SEVEN (29) 
LB: Jamie Collins-Traded mid year/Elite when healthy 
NT:  Danny Shelton-Young/2015 1st RD/Good
5T/DE: Emmanuel Ogbah-Young/2016 2nd RD/Good rookie year 
WLB: Christian Kirksey-Good 
LB: Joe Schobert-Young/2016 4th RD
DT/DE: Xavier Cooper-Young/2015 3rd RD
DT/DE: Jamie Meder-Below Average 
OLB/DE: Nate Orchard-Young/2015 2nd RD
DE/OLB: Carl Nasib-Young/2016 3rd RD
LB: Demarrio Davis-Below Average
DEFENSIVE BACKS (28) 
LCB: Joe Haden-was Elite now is Average and always injured
RCB: Jamar Talyor-Average
SS: Ibraheim Campbell-Young/2015 4th RD/Below Average
FS: Ed Reynolds-Below Average
PASS CATCHERS:
WR: Corey Coleman-Young/2016 #15 pick, Good potential 
WR: Kenny Britt-New/Average
TE:  Gary Barnridge-Average
3 other WR's drafted in 2016 (they hope one develops into the #3 guy) 
Ricardo Louis
Jordan Payton 
Rashard Higgins 
O-LINE (16 should be top 5 with Zeitler and Tretter)
LT:  Joe Thomas-All Pro
RG: Kevin Zeitler-New/Good/Near Elite
LG: Joel Bitonio-Good
C:   JC Tretter-New/Good
RT: 
Shon Coleman-Young/2016 3rd RD
Cameron Erving-Young/2015 1st RD/Horrible at center 
RB: 
Scat: Duke Johnson-Young/2015 3rd RD/Good in role 
Power: Isaiah Crowell-Average

NEEDS: 

QB:  The Browns have NOT had a true franchise QB since Bernie Kosar in the 1980's!!!!!!
Edge Rusher: The Browns will almost certainly take Myles Garrett with the #1 pick this year. It will give new DC Gregg Williams the impact pass rusher that he needs. He got the best out of Robert Quinn with the Rams and should do the same with Garrett. 
Safeties: The current duo is below average 
CB Depth: They want a big corner to help out Haden and Taylor, both of whom are under 6 foot 
RB: Are they really sold on the Johnson and Crowell duo?
RT Upgrade/Competition 
LB Depth 
2018 FREE AGENTS:
RB
IDEAL DRAFT:
1 (near lock) MYLES GARRETT-EDGE/DE/OLB-TEXAS A&M
6-5/270/35.25 
12. Top two QB is still available, either
DESHAUN WATSON-QB-CLEMSON 
6-2/221
MITCHELL TRUBISKY-QB-UNC
6-2/222

33 or 52 Best Big CB Available and Best Pass Rusher Available 
GAREON CONLEY-CB-OHIO ST. 
6-0/194/33.0
QUINCY WILSON-CB-FLORIDA
6-1/211/32.25
CORDREA TANKERSLEY-CB-CLEMSON 
6-1/199/32.5
KEVIN KING-CB-WASHINGTON
6-3/200/32.0
TAKKARIST MCKINLEY-EDGE/OLB/SLB-UCLA
6-4/240/34.75
TIM WILLIAMS-OLB/EDGE-BAMA
6-4/237/32.75
JORDAN WILLIS-OLB/EDGE-KANSAS ST.
6-4/252/33.1

65. Best Offensive Skill player available 






SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
Picks in first 3 rounds: 2, 34, 66
10 total picks
Head Coach/GM: Kyle Shanahan (new)/John Lynch (new)

Offensive Coordinator/Style/Blocking Scheme:
Shanahan is also the OC/West Coast-Balanced/Stretch Zone
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage
Robert Saleh (new)/4-3 Under Press Man 
TEAM RANKING
OVERALL        RUSHING       PASSING 
Offense 31st     126.2 (4th)      181.9 (32nd) 
Defense 32nd   165.9 (32nd)    240.5 (14th) 
Offensive Star: Joe Staley-LT
Defensive Star: NaVorro Bowman-ILB and DeForsest Buckner-DL
Position Analysis
QB:
Brian Hoyer-New/Below Average Journeyman 
Matt Barkley-Below Average 
PASS RUSH/FRONT SEVEN (31) 
3T/DL: DeForsest Buckner-Young/2016 #7 pick, All Rookie, All Pro potential 
MLB: NaVorro Bowman-2015 All Pro/Injured in 2016
LEO/EDGE: Aaron Lynch-Good in 2015/Injured in 2016
5T/LDE: Arik Armstead-Young/2015 1st RD
WLB: Malcolm Smith-Average 
SLB: Ahmad Brooks-Average
DT: Earl Mitchell-New/Average
DE: Ronald Blair-Young/2016 5th RD
DEFENSIVE BACKS (21) 
LCB: Rashard Robinson-Young/2016 4th RD
Slot CB/FS: Jimmy Ward-Good when healthy 
S:    Eric Reid-Good/Average
SS/WLB in subpackages: Jaquiski Tartt-Young/2015 2nd RD
PASS CATCHERS:
WR: Pierre Garcon-New/Good
WR: Jeremy Kerley-Average
TE: Vance McDonald-Average
TE: Garrett Celek-Average
TE: Blake Bell-Young/2015 4th RD
Slot WR: Bruce Ellington-Injured in 2016
Deep WR: Marquise Goodwin-Below Average
O-LINE (28) 
LT:   Joe Staley-Elite
RG: Josh Garnett-Young/2016 #28 pick, Solid as a rookie 
C:    Jeremy Zuttah-New/Good 
LG: Zane Beadles-Below Average
RT: Trenton Brown-Young/2015 7th RD
C/G: Daniel Kilgore-Below Average
G/OT: Andrew Tiller-Below Average
RB: 
HB: Carlos Hyde-Average
FB: Kyle Juszczyk-New/Good

NEEDS: 

QB: Brain Hoyer is not the long term answer at QB. He is there because he is a solid veteran presence that understands Kyle Shanahan's system. However the 49ers are in need of a true franchise QB and face of the franchise. Will they take one this year or wait to next year's draft? The Kirk Cousins rumors were big a few months ago but they have seemed to die down. 
Impact DB: They have some solid safeties but they lack a true shutdown corner. Is Ward going to start at corner or FS?  They have a lot of questions in the secondary 
WR: Garcon gives them a sure handed receiver and great veteran presence in the locker room. However, they still need a young #1.
RB: Hyde has been very injury prone and will be a free agent next year 
LB Depth: They need more speed at the position
O-Line Depth  
2018 FREE AGENTS:
OLB/DE
RB
S
IDEAL DRAFT:
2. Trade Down or 
Best DB Available:
JAMAL ADAMS-S/DB-LSU
6-0/214/33.4
MALIK HOOKER-FS/DB-OHIO ST. 
6-1/206/33.25
MARSHON LATTIMORE-CB-OHIO ST. 
6-0/192/31.25
or 
Take one of the top two QBs
DESHAUN WATSON-QB-CLEMSON 
6-2/221
MITCHELL TRUBISKY-QB-UNC
6-2/222

34. Best SLB/Edge Rusher Available
HAASON REDDICK-EDGE/OLB/ILB-TEMPLE
6-1/237/32.75
TIM WILLIAMS-OLB/EDGE-BAMA
6-4/237/32.75
TJ WATT-OLB/EDGE-WISCONSIN
6-4/252/33.1
JORDAN WILLIS-OLB/EDGE-KANSAS ST.
6-4/252/33.1

66. Best DB or Offensive Skill player Available:






CHICAGO BEARS
Picks in first 3 rounds: 3, 36, 67
7 total picks
Head Coach/GM: John Fox/Ryan Pace
Offensive Coordinator/Style/Blocking Scheme: 
Dowell Loggains/Balanced/Power Man
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage:
Vic Fangio/3-4 and 4-3 Under mainly Cover 2 Press Zone
TEAM RANKING
OVERALL       RUSHING       PASSING 
Offense 15th   108.4 (17th)     248.1 (14th) 
Defense 15th  121.9 (27th)     224.9 (7th) 
Offensive Stars: Josh Sitton-LG, Kyle Long-RG, Cody Whitehair-C


Defensive Star: Jerrell Freeman-LB 
Position Analysis
QB: 
Mike Glennon-New/Below Average/Unproven as a starter
PASS RUSH/FRONT SEVEN (23) 
LILB: Jerrell Freeman-Elite
RILB: Danny Trevathan-Good/New
ROLB: Leonard Floyd-Young/2016 #9 pick, All Rookie, All Pro potential 
LOLB: Pernell McPhee-Good
#3 OLB: Willie Young-Average/Good
NT: Eddie Goldman-Young/2015 2nd RD
3T/DT: Will Sutton-Average
RDE: Akiem Hicks-Average
DE: Jonathan Bullard-Young/2016 3rd RD
DEFENSIVE BACKS (30) 
LCB: Prince Amukamara-New/Average
FS: Adrian Amos-Young/2015 5th RD/Average
SS: Quintin Demps-New/Average at best 
RCB: Kyle Fuller-Average so far has been injured most of past two seasons 
#3/Nickel CB: Bryce Callahan-Young/2015 Undrafted
CB: Marcus Cooper-New/Below Average
CB: BW Webb-New/Below Average
PASS CATCHERS:
TE: Zach Miller-Good when healthy 
WR: Kevin White-Young/2015 1st RD/Major bust due to injury thus far 
WR: Cameron Meredith-Average
Slot WR: Kendall Wright-New/Average in role 
WR: Eddie Royal-Below Average
WR: Markus Wheaton-New/Below Average
O-LINE (15) 
LG: Josh Sitton-All Pro 
RG:  Kyle Long-2014 All Pro at Guard/still Elite when healthy 
C:  Cody Whitehair-Young/2016 pick, All Rookie, All Pro potential 
RT: Bobby Massie-Average
LT: Charles Leno Jr.-Below Average
C/G:   Hroniss Grasu-Average
RB: 
Jordan Howard-Young/2016 5th RD , All Rookie 

NEEDS: 

DB Depth: The Bears secondary needs a ball hawk at both FS and CB as they were dead last in takeaways with only 11 interceptions and 3 fumble recoveries.
OT:  The interior line is the best in the league but Massie and Leno Jr. could be upgraded.
QB: They overpaid Mike Glennon, however they may still draft a QB in the first four rounds 
#1 Pass Catcher: This is a make or break year for Kevin White and Zach Miller will be a free agent after next year. They have no proven go to receiver. 
D-Line Depth
Backup RB
2018 FREE AGENTS:
TE
CB
DT
DE
WR
IDEAL DRAFT:
3. Trade Down or 
Best DB Available:
JAMAL ADAMS-S/DB-LSU
6-0/214/33.4
MALIK HOOKER-FS/DB-OHIO ST. 
6-1/206/33.25
MARSHON LATTIMORE-CB-OHIO ST. 
6-0/192/31.25
36. DESHONE KIZER-QB-NOTRE DAME
6-5/230
67. CHRIS WORMLEY-5T/3T/DT-MICHIGAN 
6-5/298/34.1





JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS 
Picks in first 3 rounds: 4, 35, 68
7 total picks
Head Coach/Executive VP of Football Operations/GM: 
Doug Marrone (new)/Tom Coughlin (new)/David Caldwell
Offensive Coordinator/Style/Blocking Scheme:
Nathaniel Hackett (new)/West Coast Balanced/Stretch Zone
Defensive Coordinator/Style: Todd Wash/4-3 Zone
TEAM RANKING
OVERALL       RUSHING       PASSING 
Offense 23rd   101.9 (22nd)    233.0 (20th) 
Defense 6th    106.4 (19th)     215.2 (5th) 
Emerging Offensive Stars: Allen Robinson-WR and Brandon Linder-C
Defensive Stars: Calais Campbell-DE, Malik Jackson-DE/DT, Jalen Ramsey-CB and AJ Bouye-CB
Position Analysis
QB: 
Blake Bortles-Young/2014 1st RD (#3 Overall)/Good Second Season
PASS RUSH/FRONT SEVEN (26) 
RDE: Calais Campbell-New/All Pro 
LDT: Malik Jackson-near Elite
WLB: Tevin Smith-Good
LDE: Dante Fowler-Young/2015 1st RD/Average last year 
Pass Rush Specialist: Yannick Ngakoue-Young/2016 3rd RD All Rookie
SLB: Myles Jack-Young/2016 2nd RD
MLB: Paul Posluszny-Average/Good
DT: Sheldon Day-Young/2016 4th RD
DT: Arby Jones-Average/Good 
DEFENSIVE BACKS (13, could be top 5 with Bouye)
LCB: Jalen Ramsey-Young/2016 #5 pick, All Rookie, All Pro potential 
RCB: AJ Bouye -New/Elite in 2016
S: Barry Church-New/Average
S: Tashaun Gipson-Below Average/did not fit scheme 
#3/Nickel CB: Aaron Colvin-Average at best
PASS CATCHERS:
WR: Allen Robinson-Down year in 2016 after breakout year in 2015
WR: Allen Hurns-Solid #2 option 
#3 WR: Marqise Lee-Average
TE: Mercedes Lewis-Great blocking TE/Below Average receiver 
O-LINE (22) 
C: Brandon Linder-Very Good/Near Elite 
LT: Branden Albert-New/Good when healthy
RG: AJ Cann-Young 2015 3rd RD/Average 
RT: Jeremy Parnell-Average
LG: Patrick Omameh-Average at best
G: Earl Watford-New/Average
RB: 
TJ Yeldon-Young/2015 2nd RD
Chris IvoryAverage/New

NEEDS: 

O-Line Depth:  Linder was great in his first year at center and Albert is a good starting LT as long as he stays healthy. However, the rest of the line is average at best. If they take a RB in the first it would be smart to add some extra big bodies to the O-Line in the later rounds. 
RB: Marrone and Hackett want to run the ball more to take the pressure off of Bortles. Yeldon and Ivory didn't even COMBINE for 1000 rushing yards last year. Many speculate the Jags will take a RB in the first round. 
TE: The TE class in this draft is loaded and the Jags just let go of Julius Thomas. 
WR Depth: Both Robinson and Lee are free agents after next season.  
2018 FREE AGENTS:
C
#1 WR
WLB
#3 WR
IDEAL DRAFT:
4. Trade Down for 
OJ HOWARD-TE-BAMA
6-6/251/33.75
DALVIN COOK-RB-FSU
5-10/210
CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY-RB/KR-STANFORD
6-0/202

Stay and its lilkely 
LEONARD FOURNETTE-RB-LSU
6-0/240

35. Trade Up for or hope top OT falls 
RYAN RAMCZYK-OT-WISCONSIN
6-6/310/33.75
GARETT BOLLES-OT/G-UTAH 
6-5/297/34.0
CAM ROBINSON-OT-BAMA
6-6/322/35.5 

68. GERALD EVERETT-TE-SOUTH ALABAMA
6-3/239/33.0
or
BUCKY HODGES-TE-VIRGINIA TECH  
6-6/257/32.5
or Best WR available 






TENNESSEE TITANS
Picks in first 3 rounds: 5, 18, 83, 100c
8 total picks
Head Coach/GM: Mike Mularkey/John Robinson 
Offensive Coordinator/Style/Blocking Scheme: 
Terry Robiskie/Ball Control/Power Man
Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator/Style: Dick Lebeau/3-4 Hybrid
TEAM RANKING
OVERALL       RUSHING       PASSING 
Offense 11th    136.7 (3rd)      221.3 (25th) 
Defense 20th   88.3 (2nd)       269.2 (30th)
Offensive Stars: Demarco Murray-RB, Jack Conklin-RT, Taylor Lewan-LT and Delanie Walker-TE
Defensive Star: Jurrell Casey-DT
Position Analysis
QB:
Marcus Mariota-Young/2015 1st RD/star potential
PASS RUSH/FRONT SEVEN (13) 
DT/3T/5T: Jurrell Casey-Elite
ROLB: Brian Orakpo-Good
LOLB: Derrick Morgan-Average/Good
NT:   Sylvester Williams-New/Average
LDE: DaQuan Jones-Average
LILB: Wesley Woodyard-Below Average
RILB: Avery Williamson-Below Average
DE: Karl Klug-Average
DT: Austin Johnson-Young/2016 2nd RD
#3 OLB: Kevin Dodd-Young/2016 2nd RD
DEFENSIVE BACKS (25) 
LCB: Logan Ryan-Good/New
S: Jonathan Cyprien-New/Career year in contract year/Below Average prior 
S: Da'Norris Searcy-Average
S: Kevin Byard-Young/2016 3rd RD
RCB: Jason McCourty--Below Average
Slot CB: Brice McCain-Below Average
PASS CATCHERS:
TE: Delanie Walker-Very GOod 
WR: Rishard Matthews-Average
WR: Tajae Sharpe-Young/2016 5th RD
O-LINE (Top 5) 
RT: Jack Conklin-Young/2016 #8 pick, All Rookie, All Pro as a rookie 
LT: Taylor Lewan-near Elite 
LG: Quinton Spain-Good
C:   Ben Jones-Average
RG: Josh Kline-Average
C/G: Tim Lelito-New/Average
RB: 
Demarco Murray-Elite
Derrick Henry-Young/2016 2nd RD
FB: Jalston Fowler-Young/2015 4th RD

NEEDS: 

WR: Mariota needs a true #1 option to take his game to the next level 
CB: The addition of Logan Ryan was a smart move but they need another starter. They recently released Jason McCourty so they are likely drafting one at either 5 or 18. The player they draft should be an instant starter.  
ILB Depth: Neither Woodyard nor Williamson is an impact starter 
NT Upgrade   
2018 FREE AGENTS:
C
DT
LB
WR
IDEAL DRAFT:
5. Trade down or best CB or WR Available:
MARSHON LATTIMORE-CB-OHIO ST. 
6-0/192/31.25
GAREON CONLEY-CB-OHIO ST. 
6-0/195/33.0
MIKE WILLIAMS-WR-CLEMSON 
6-4/218
COREY DAVIS-WR-WESTERN MICHIGAN 
6-3/209/33.0

18. If they take a Corner at #5, hope a WR is still there or trade up a few spots for one 

83. KENDELL BECKWITH-LB-LSU
6-2/243
100. JOURDAN LEWIS-CB/DB-MICHIGAN 
5-10/188










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