Sunday, April 2, 2017

2017 NFL DRAFT: Team Needs picks 15-20 (IND, BAL, WAS, TB, DEN)



BALTIMORE RAVENS
Picks in first 3 rounds: 16, 47, 74, 78
7 total picks
Head Coach/GM: John Harbaugh/Ozzie Newsome
Offensive Coordinator/Style/Blocking Scheme:
Marty Morningweg/West Coast-Balanced/Zone
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage
Dean Pees/3-4 Cover 2 both Zone and Man 
TEAM RANKING
OVERALL       RUSHING      PASSING 
Offense 17th     91.4 (28th)     256.2 (12th) 
Defense 7th      89.4 (5th)       232.8 (9th) 
Offensive Stars: Joe Flacco-QB and Marshal Yanda-RG
Defensive Stars: Terrell Suggs-OLB, Brandon Williams-NT and CJ Mosley-ILB
Position Analysis
QB:
Joe Flacco-Good
PASS RUSH/FRONT SEVEN (17)
RILB: CJ Mosley-All Pro 
NT:   Brandon Williams-Elite
ROLB: Terrell Suggs-Very Good
SLB: Kamalei Correa-Young/2016 2nd RD
ROLB:  
Albert McClellin-Average
or
Za'Darius Smith-Young/2015 4th RD
DE: Battle for two spots-All are young and unproven
Brent Urban 
Bronson Kaufusi 
Willie Henry 
Carl Davis 
DEFENSIVE BACKS (10)
SS: Eric Weddle-Elite
FS: Ladarius Webb-Good
RCB: Jimmy Smith-Good/Average
CB: Tavon Young-Young/2016 4th RD/Good as a Rookie 
CB: Brandon Carr-New/Average
PASS CATCHERS:
TE: Dennis Pitta-Good when healthy
WR: Mike Wallace-Average
WR: Breshad Perriman-Young/2013 1st RD/Injured last year
TE: Crockett Gilmore-Average
TE:  Maxx Williams-Young/2015 2nd RD
O-LINE (9) 
RG: Marshal Yanda-All Pro
LT: Ronnie Stanley-Young/2016 #6 pick, Good as a Rookie, All Pro Potential 
C (moving from LG): John Urschel-Average
LG: Alex Lewis-Young/2016 4th RD
RT: James Hurst-Unproven
RB: 
Terrance West-Below Average 
Buck Allen-Young/2015 4th RD

NEEDS: 
WR: Mike Wallace had a nice year and really clicked with Joe Flacco. However, Breshad Perriman hasn't lived up to a first round pick and they need a true #1 WR. 
Pass Rusher: They need to add a young pass rusher to the mix. Suggs is still good, but is now 34. They let go of Elvis Dumervil to save money. 
D-Line: Williams is a beast in the middle yet the other two DE spots are up for grabs between unproven players. 
RB: They can't believe that West is the long term answer here
2018 FREE AGENTS:
5T/DT
WR
C
IDEAL DRAFT:
First Round: Best offensive skill player 
LEONARD FOURNETTE-RB-LSU
6-0/240
OJ HOWARD-TE-BAMA
6-6/251/33.75
MIKE WILLIAMS-WR-CLEMSON 
6-4/218
DALVIN COOK-RB-FSU
5-10/210
COREY DAVIS-WR-WESTERN MICHIGAN 
6-3/209/33.0
Second Round:
TAKKARIST MCKINLEY-EDGE/OLB/SLB-UCLA
6-4/240/34.75
or
CHRIS WORMLEY-5T/3T/DT-MICHIGAN 
6-5/298/34.1
Third Round:
JORDAN WILLIS-OLB/EDGE-KANSAS ST.
6-4/252/33.1
or
ETHAN POCIC-C/G-LSU
6-6/310/33.1




INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 
Picks in first 3 rounds: 15, 46, 80
7 total picks
Head Coach/GM: Chuck Pagano/Chris Ballard (new)
Offensive Coordinator/Style/Blocking Scheme:
Rob Chudinski/Vertical Balanced/Man
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage
Ted Monachino/3-4 Cover 2 Zone and Man
TEAM RANKING
OVERALL        RUSHING       PASSING 
Offense 10th     101.8 (23rd)     262.6 (5th) 
Defense 30th    120.4 (25th)     262.5 (27th) 
Offensive Star: Andrew Luck-QB
Defensive Star: Vontae Davis-CB
Position Analysis
QB:
Andrew Luck-Elite
PASS RUSH/FRONT SEVEN (32)
3T/5T/DE: Kendall Langford-Good in 2015/Average in 2016
ILB: Edwin Jackson-Average
LOLB: Jabaal Sheard-New/Average
ROLB: John Simon-New/Average
5T/DE: Henry Anderson/Injured most of the past two seasons 
ILB: Antonio Morrison-Young/2016 4th RD
NT:  David Parry-Young/2015 5th RD/Average so far
LB: Sean Spence-New/Average
DEFENSIVE BACKS (31)
RCB: Vontae Davis-Elite
LCB: Rashean Melvin-Average
Slot CB: Darius Butler-Average
S: Clayton Geathers-Young/2015 4th RD/Below Average  
S: TJ Green-Young/2015 2nd RD/Struggled as a Rookie 
PASS CATCHERS:
WR: TY Hilton-near Elite
TE: Jack Doyle-Good 
WR: Donte Moncrief-Average
WR: Phillip Dorsett-Young/2015 1st RD
WR: Kamar Aiken-New/Average
O-LINE (25) 
C:   Ryan Kelly-Young/2016 #18 pick/Very Good as a rookie, Elite potential 
LT:  Anthony Castonzo-Good
LG: Jack Mewhort-Good
RT:  Joe Haeg-Young/2016 5th RD
RG: Denzelle Goode-Young/2015 7th RD
OT: Le'Raven Clark-Young/2016 3rd RD
RB: 
Frank Gore-Average

NEEDS: 
OLB/Pass Rusher: Mathis, Sheard and Simon are upgrades over the previous starter yet neither is an elite pass rusher
RB:  Another year, another 1000 yard season for future Hall of Fame RB Frank Gore. He's still good but he turns 34 in May. It's time to have an heir apparent. 
O-Line Depth: They have three good staters in Castonzo, Kelly and Mewhort, they can use competition and depth on the right side. 
Safety Competition/Upgrade 
2018 FREE AGENTS:
RCB
LG
RB 
SCB
K
IDEAL DRAFT:
15. DEREK BARNETT -EDGE/DE-TENNESSEE 
6-3/259/32.1
or 
Best RB available 
46. CAM ROBINSON-OT-BAMA
6-6/322/35.5 
or 
Pass Rusher 
80. Best RB available 


WASHINGTON REDSKINS 
Picks in first 3 rounds: 17, 49, 81
10 total picks
Head Coach/President: Jay Gruden/Bruce Allen
Offensive Coordinator/Style/Blocking Scheme:
Matt Cavanaugh (new, promoted from QB coach)/West Coast Balanced/Zone
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage:
Greg Manusky (new, promoted from LB coach)/3-4 Press Zone 
TEAM RANKING
OVERALL      RUSHING       PASSING 
Offense 3rd     106.0 (21st)     297.4 (2nd) 
Defense 28th  119.8 (24th)     258.1 (25th) 
Offensive Stars: Trent Williams-LT and Jordan Reed-TE
Defensive Stars: Josh Norman-CB and Ryan Kerrigan-OLB
Position Analysis
QB: 
Kirk Cousins-Average/Good
PASS RUSH/FRONT SEVEN (21)
LOLB: Ryan Kerrigan-Very Good
RILB: Mason Foster-Very Good  
ROLB: Trent Murphy-Good 
LB: Zach Brown-New/Good 
#3 OLB: Preston Smith-Young 2015 2nd RD/Good 
LILB: Will Compton-Average
RDE: Terrell McClain-New/Below Average
LDE/DT:   Ziggy Hood -Below Average
NT: Phil Taylor-New/Below Average
ILB: Su'a Cravens-Young/2016 2nd RD
DEFENSIVE BACKS (26)
RCB: Josh Norman-All Pro in 2105
SS:   DJ Swearinger-New/Good
LCB: Bashaud Breeland-Good/Average
FS: DeAngelo Hall-Below Average
CB: Kendall Fuller-Young/2016 3rd RD
PASS CATCHERS:
TE: Jordan Reed-Elite
WR: Terrelle Pryor-New/Good/Breakout year in 2016
WR: Jamison Crowder: Young/2015 4th RD/Breakout year in 2016
WR: Josh Doctson-Young/2016 #22 pick/Injured entire rookie year
#2 TE: Vernon Davis-Good in #2 role
O-LINE (7) 
LT: Trent Williams-All Pro 
RG: Brandon Scherff-Good
RT:  Morgan Moses-Good
C:   Spencer Long-Average at best 
LG: Shawn Lauvao-Below Average  
RB: 
#1: Robert Kelly-Average 
Power/Goalline: Matt Jones-Young/2015 3rd RD/Average
Scat: Chris Thompson-Average

NEEDS: 
D-Line:  Chris Baker was the only reliable starter on the defensive line and they let him leave via free agency. They were horrible against both the run and the pass.  Expect them to use two early round picks here.
FS: Hall is never healthy and is not an impact player when he does play. Budda Baker would be a great fit and a steal in the second round
QB: This becomes the #1 need if they due indeed trade Cousins 
LG Upgrade 
2018 FREE AGENTS:
RG
RILB
C
WR
LILB
IDEAL DRAFT:
Trade up if JONATHAN ALLEN, SOLOMON THOMAS or MALIK HOOKER slip past the top 10
or
Trade  Best Defensive Lineman Available may have to reach on second round players listed below 
Second/Third Rounds
CALEB BRANTLEY-DT/3T/NT-FLORIDA
6-3/307/32.0
BUDDA BAKER-FS/NCB-WASHINGTON
5-10/196/30.6
MARCUS MAYE-S/DB-FLORIDA
6-0/210/32.5
PAT ELFLEIN-G/C-OHIO ST. 
6-3/303/33.25






TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
Picks in first 3 rounds: 19, 50, 84
7 total picks
Head Coach/GM: Dirk Koetter/Jason Licht
Offensive Coordinator/Style/Blocking Scheme:
Todd Monken/Vertical and West Coast Hybrid/Zone
Defensive Coordiantor/Style: 
Mike Smith/4-3 with main pass rush coming from interior with mainly Cover 2 Zone 
TEAM RANKING
OVERALL      RUSHING     PASSING 
Offense 18th   101.0 (24th)   245.4 (16th) 
Defense 23rd  117.2 (22nd)   250.8 (22nd) 
Offensive Star: Mike Evans-WR 
Defensive Stars: Gerald McCoy-DT and Lavonte David-WLB
Position Analysis
QB: 
Jameis Winston-Young/2015 1st RD (#1 overall pick)/Good in 2nd year
PASS RUSH/FRONT SEVEN (25)
LDT: Gerald McCoy-Elite
WLB: Levonte David-Elite
RDT: Chris Baker-New/Very Good
MLB: Kwon Alexander-Young/2015 4th RD/Good
RDE: Robert Ayers-Good
LDE: William Gholston-Average
SLB:  Darryl Smith (still unsigned free agent) 
#3 DE: Noah Spence-Young/2016 2nd RD
DEFENSIVE BACKS (15)
RCB: Brent Grimes-Elite/Good
LCB: Vernon Hargreaves-Young/2016 #11 pick
S: Keith Tandy-Good/Average
S: JJ Wilcox-New/Average
S:  Chris Conte-Below Average
CB/FS: Ryan Smith-Young/2016 4th RD
PASS CATCHERS:
WR: Mike Evans-All Pro 
WR: DeSean Jackson-New/Good in deep threat role 
TE: Cameron Brate-Average
WR: Adam Humphries-Average as a #3 
O-LINE (23) 
RG: Ali Marpet-Young/2015 2nd RD/Good in 2016, Elite potential
RT: Demar Dotson-Average/Good
LT:  Donovan Smith-Young/2015 2nd RD/Below Average so far
C:  Joe Hawley-Below Average
LG: Kevin Pamphile-Below Average
G/C: JR Sweezy-Average/Injured in 2016 will have an opportunity to start
RB: 
Doug Martin-Suspended to start the 2017 season 
Charles Sims-Good in role 
Jaquizz Rodgers-Average

NEEDS: 

FS:  In a division with Cam Newton, Matt Ryan and Drew Brees you need to have safeties that can cover. Wilcox and Tandy are solid but they need another guy with better range. 
Edge Pass Rusher: Last year, they added Ayers via free agency and Spence via draft, however those two only combined for 12 sacks 
O-Line: Marpet looks like the real deal inside but Smith has struggled in his first two seasons. 
SLB 
CB Depth 
2018 FREE AGENTS:
RCB
LG
IDEAL DRAFT: 
19. TACO CHARLTON-5T/DE/DT-MICHIGAN 
6-6/277/34.25
50. BUDDA BAKER-FS/NCB-WASHINGTON
5-10/196/30.6
84. DORIAN JOHNSON-OT/G-PITTSBURGH 
6-5/300/35.25


DENVER BRONCOS 
Picks in first 3 rounds: 20, 51, 82, 101c
10 total picks
Head Coach/GM: Vance Joseph (new)/John Elway
Offensive Coordinator/Style/Blocking Scheme:
Mike McCoy (new)/Vertical and West Coast Hybrid/Stretch Zone
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage
Joe Woods (new) /3-4 Press Man
TEAM RANKING
OVERALL      RUSHING      PASSING 
Offense 27th   92.8 (27th)     230.3 (21st) 
Defense 4th    130.3 (28th)   185.8 (1st) 
Offensive Star: Demaryius Thomas-WR
Defensive Stars: Von Miller-OLB, Chris Harris Jr.-CB and Aqib Talib-CB
Position Analysis
QB:
Trevor Siemian-Below Average
or 
Paxton Lynch-Young/2016 #26 pick
PASS RUSH/FRONT SEVEN (7)
LOLB: Von Miller-All Pro
LDE: Derek Wolfe-Good/near Elite
ILB: Brandon M. Marshall-Good
ROLB: Shane Ray-Young/2015 1st RD/Good
ILB: Todd Davis-Average 
NT:  Domata Peko-New/Below Average
RDE: 
Jared Crick-Below Average
or 
Adam Gotsis-Young/2016 2nd RD
DEFENSIVE BACKS (Top 5)
LCB: Aqib Talib-All Pro
RCB: Chris Harris Jr.-All Pro 
FS: Darian Stewart-Good/near Elite
SS: TJ Ward-Good
#3 CB: Bradley Roby-Average
PASS CATCHERS:
WR: Demaryius Thomas-Elite
WR: Emmanuel Sanders-Very Good
TE: Virgil Green-Below Average
O-LINE (24) 
C:   Matt Paradis-near Elite, breakout year in 2016
RG: Ronald Leary-New/Average to Good 
LG: Max Garcia-Young/2015 4th RD/Average
RT: Menelik Watson-New/Below Average
LT: 
Ty Sambrailo-Young/2015 2nd RD/Below Average
or
Donald Stephenson-Below Average
RB: 
CJ Anderson-Good
Devonta Booker-Young/2016 4th RD

NEEDS:  
LT:  The Broncos signed Ronald Leary and Menelik Watson in hopes that they have their starters set on the right side of the line but they need a blindside protector in the worst way. 
D-Line Depth: Wolfe is the only proven quality starter on the D-Line
#3 Pass Catcher: Both Virgil Green and Cody Latimer have been major disappointments. They need a pass catching TE or #3 WR to take the pressure off of Thomas and Sanders.   
2018 FREE AGENTS:
SS
ILB
K
IDEAL DRAFT: 
20. Best OT available 
51. EVAN ENGRAM-TE-OLE MISS
6-3/234/33.5
82. CHRIS WORMLEY-5T/3T/DT-MICHIGAN 
6-5/298/34.1







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