Tuesday, May 9, 2017

2017 NFL Draft Recap/New Depth Charts: Playoff favorites

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 


THE PLAYOFF FAVORITES 

These are teams that Vegas odds project will win 9.0 or more games 


NEW YORK GIANTS
Head Coach/GM: Ben McAdoo/Jerry Reese   
Offensive Coordinator/Style/Blocking Scheme
Mike Sullivan/West Coast/Stretch Zone
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage:
Steve Spagnuolo/4-3 both Man and Zone
TEAM RANKING
OVERALL        RUSHING      PASSING 
Offense 25th     88.2 (29th)     242.4 (17th) 
Defense 10th    88.6 (3rd)       251.1 (23rd) 
Offensive Stars: Odell Beckham Jr.-WR, Eli Manning-QB and Weston Richburg-C
Defensive Stars: Jason Pierre Paul-DE and Olivier Vernon-DE 
Position Analysis
QB: 
Eli Manning-Elite
Davis Webb
PASS RUSH/FRONT SEVEN (11) 
NT: Damon Harrison-All Pro in 2016
LDE: Jason Pierre Paul-Elite when healthy
RDE: Olivier Vernon-Elite 
SLB: Devon Kennard-Average
MLB: BJ Goodson-Young/2016 4th RD
WLB: JT Thomas-Average/Injured in 2016
OLB: Keenan Robinson-Below Average
RDT: Jay Bromley-Unproven 
Dalvin Tomlinson-DT
DEFENSIVE BACKS (2)
SS: Landon Collins-All Pro in 2nd Year  
LCB: Dominique Rodgers Cromartie-All Pro 
RCB: Janoris Jenkins-All Pro 
#3 CB: Eli Apple-Young/2016 #10 pick/Average as a rookie 
FS:  Andrew Adams-Young/2016 Undrafted
Depth:
S; Mykkele Thompson-Young/2015 5th RD
S: Darian Thompson-Young/2016 3rd RD
PASS CATCHERS:
WR: Odell Beckham Jr.-All Pro
WR: Brandon Marshall-Good 
WR: Sterling Shepard-Young/2016 2nd RD. All Rookie 
TE: Larry Donnell-Below Average
Evan Engram-TE
O-LINE (20) 
C:  Weston Richburg-Near Elite 
LG: Justin Pugh-Very Good
LT: Ereck Flowers-Young/2015 1st RD/Has struggled at LT may move to RT in 2017
RT:  Bobby Hart -Young/2015 7th RD/Below Average
RG: John Jerry-Average at best 
G/OT: DJ Fluker-New/Below Average 
RB:
Paul Perkins-Young/2015 5th RD/Small role as a Rookie 
Shane Vereen-Average
Wayne Gallman

NEEDS: 

LT/O-Line:  The G-Men need more bodies to keep the pressure off of Eli. Flowers has really struggled at LT in his first two years.  A move to the right side seems inevitable. 
Multiple LB'sThe LB core is among the worst in the league. They need to add a play maker in the first or second round. Then take another late in the draft.
TE:  Eli needs a safety blanket with his below average line
2018 FREE AGENTS:
C
LG
RB

1.  23 Evan Engram | TE, Ole Miss 

Height: 6-3 Weight: 236 
2.  55 Dalvin Tomlinson | DT, Alabama 
Height: 6-3 Weight: 312 
3.  87 Davis Webb | QB, California 
Height: 6-5 Weight: 229 
4. 140 Wayne Gallman | RB, Clemson 
Height: 6-0 Weight: 215 
5.  167 Avery Moss | DE, Youngstown State 
Height: 6-3 Weight: 264 
6. 200 Adam Bisnowaty | OT, Pittsburgh 
Height: 6-6 Weight: 304




KANSAS CITY CHIEFS 
Head Coach/GM: Andy Reid/John Dorsey
Offensive Coordinator/Style/Blocking Scheme:
Brad Childress(Assistant Head Coach) and Matt Nagy (OC)/West Coast-Balanced/Stretch Zone
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage:
Bob Sutton/3-4 Press Man
TEAM RANKING
OVERALL       RUSHING      PASSING 
Offense 20th    109.2 (15th)   233.8 (19th) 
Defense 24th   121.1 (26th)   247.4 (18th) 
Offensive Star: Travis Kelce-TE
Defensive Star: Justin Houston-OLB  
Position Analysis
QB:
Alex Smith-Good/most underrated QB in the NFL 
Patrick Mahomes
PASS RUSH/FRONT SEVEN (8) 
DE: Chris Jones-Young/2016 2nd RD, All-Rookie, All Pro Potential 
LILB: Derrick Johnson-Very Good/near Elite
LOLB: Justin Houston-Former All Pro, injured in 2016
ROLB: Tamba Hali-Good
#3 OLB: Dee Ford-Good/breakout year in 2016 
RDE: Jaye Howard-Average
NT:   Bennie Logan-New/Average
LDE: Allen Bailey-Average
RILB: Ramik Wilson-Young/2015 4th RD
Tanoh Kpassagnon-DE
DEFENSIVE BACKS (12)
DS: Eric Berry-All Pro
RCB: Marcus Peters-All Pro 
DS: Ron Parker-Good
LCB: Phillip Gaines-Average
Slot CB: Steven Nelson-Young/2015 3rd RD
#3 Safety: Daniel Sorensen-Average
PASS CATCHERS: 
TE: Travis Kelce-All Pro 
WR: Jeremy Maclin-Good
Slot WR: Tyreek Hill-Young/2016 5th RD, All Pro/Rookie as return man
WR: Chris Conley-Young/2015 3rd RD
WR: Albert Wilson-Below Average
Jehu Chesson-WR
O-LINE (14) 
RT: Mitchell Schwartz-All Pro
LT: Eric Fisher-Good
RG: Laurent Duvernay-Average, yet was paid as a top 10 Guard
LG: Zach Fulton-Average
C:   Mitch Morse-Young/2015 2nd RD/Average so far
RB: 
Spencer Ware-Average
FB: Anthony Sherman-Elite in role
Backup: Charcandrick West-Average at best 
Kareem Hunt

NEEDS: 

ILB:  Derrick Johnson continues to play at a high level even at age 34, but he needs some help 
Young/Backup QB: They have worked out or shown interest in all of the top QB prospects, Alex Smith turns 33 in May, the Chiefs may want someone young to develop sooner rather than later. 
C/G: Morse and Fulton are average at best, more competition is needed inside, expect multiple day 3 picks on the O-Line 
2018 FREE AGENTS:
FB
RDE
LCB
NT
LG 

1. 10 Patrick Mahomes | QB, Texas Tech 
Height: 6-3 Weight: 215 
2.  59 Tanoh Kpassagnon | DE, Villanova 
Height: 6-7 Weight: 280 
3. 86 Kareem Hunt | RB, Toledo 
Height: 5-11 Weight: 208 
4. 139 Jehu Chesson | WR, Michigan 
Height: 6-2 Weight: 204 
5. 183 Ukeme Eligwe | OLB, Georgia Southern 
Height: 6-2 Weight: 239 
6. 218 Leon McQuay III | FS, Southern California 
Height: 6-1 Weight: 195



BALTIMORE RAVENS

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 
Tyus Bowser-OLB 
Chris Wormley-DT/5T/DE 
Tim Williams-OLB
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
Marlon Humphrey-CB
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
Nico Siragusa-OG
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

1. 16 Marlon Humphrey | CB, Alabama 
Height: 6-1 Weight: 196 
2. 47 Tyus Bowser | OLB, Houston 
Height: 6-3 Weight: 244 
3. 74 Chris Wormley | DT, Michigan 
Height: 6-5 Weight: 297 
3. 78 Tim Williams | OLB, Alabama 
Height: 6-4 Weight: 252 
4. 122 Nico Siragusa | OG, San Diego State 
Height: 6-5 Weight: 326 
5. 159 Jermaine Eluemunor | OG, Texas A&M 
Height: 6-4 Weight: 325 
6. 186 Chuck Clark | FS, Virginia Tech 
Height: 6-0 Weight: 208 



INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 

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
Tarell Basham-DE/OLB
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 
Malik Hooker-FS
Quincy Wilson-CB
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
Marlon Mack

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 

1.  15 Malik Hooker | FS, Ohio State 
Height: 6-2 Weight: 205 
2.  46 Quincy Wilson | CB, Florida 
Height: 6-1 Weight: 213 
3.  80 Tarell Basham | DE, Ohio 
Height: 6-4 Weight: 249 
4. 137 Zach Banner | OG, Southern California 
Height: 6-8 Weight: 353 
4. 143 Marlon Mack | RB, South Florida 
Height: 5-11 Weight: 213 
4. 144 Grover Stewart | DT, Albany State 
Height: 6-4 Weight: 347 
5.  158 Nate Hairston | CB, Temple 
Height: 6-0 Weight: 196 
5. 161 Anthony Walker Jr. | ILB, Northwestern 
Height: 6-1 Weight: 238




CAROLINA PANTHERS
Head Coach/GM: Ron Rivera/Dave Gettleman
Offensive Coordinator/Style/Blocking Scheme:
Mike Shula/Balanced West Coast/Zone
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage
Steve Wilks (promoted from DB coach)/4-3 Cover 2 Zone 
TEAM RANKING
OVERALL        RUSHING        PASSING 
Offense 19th    113.4 (10th)      230.3 (21st) 
Defense 21st    91.6 (6th)         268.2 (29th) 
Offensive Stars: Cam Newton-QB, Greg Olsen-TE and Ryan Kalil-C
Defensive Star: Luke Kuechly-MLB, Thomas Davis-WLB and Kewann Short-DT
Position Analysis
QB:
Cam Newton-2015 league MVP/Elite 
PASS RUSH/FRONT SEVEN (Top 5) 
MLB: Luke Kuechly-All Pro
DT: Kewann Short-2015 All Pro
WLB: Thomas Davis-2015 All Pro
RDE: Julius Peppers-New/used to be an All Pro, still Good at age 37
#3 DE: Mario Addison-Good in limited role 
LDE: Charles Johnson-Average
DT: Star Lotulelei-Average
SLB: Shaq Thompson-Young/2015 1st RD
#3 DT: Vernon Butler-Young/2016 #30 pick
Daeshon Hall-DE
DEFENSIVE BACKS (27)
SS: Kurt Coleman-Good
LCB: James Bradberry-Young/2016 2nd RD/Good rookie year
RCB: Daryl Worley-Young/2016 3rd RD/Average rookie year
Slot CB: Captain Munnerlyn-New/Good
S: Mike Adams-New/Average
S: Tre Boston-Average
Corn Elder-CB
PASS CATCHERS:
TE:  Greg Olsen-All Pro 
WR: Kelvin Benjamin-Good
WR: Devin Funchess-Young/2015 2nd RD
WR: Russell Shepard-New/Average
WR: Charles Johnson-New/Below Average 
Curtis Samuel-WR
O-LINE (17) 
C:   Ryan Kalil-2015 All Pro
RG:Trai Turner-Elite as RG was average at RT  
LG: Andrew Norwell-Good 
RG: Matt Kalil-New/Average when healthy 
RT:  Daryl Williams-Young/2015 4th RD
OT: Michael Oher-Average
Taylor Moton-OT/G
RB: 
Jonathan Stewart-Average
Christian McCaffrey


NEEDS: 

RB: Stewart just turned 30 and is showing signs of slowing down. Carolina needs a complete young back to help take the pressure off of Cam. 
DE/Pass Rusher: Peppers, Addison and Johnson are all solid yet they need a young guy to help the core. 
#2 WR:  With Benjamin and Greg Olsen, Cam has two good pass catchers, he needs a third to help get the passing game to another level
O-Line Depth: They gave Matt Kalil a lot of money so they must think he is the answer at LT. However they still can use depth at all positions on the O-Line. 
2018 FREE AGENTS:
Both top DT's
WLB
LG
DE

1.  8 Christian McCaffrey | RB, Stanford 

Height: 6-0 Weight: 197 
2.  40 Curtis Samuel | WR, Ohio State 
Height: 5-11 Weight: 197 
2. 64 Taylor Moton | OT, Western Michigan 
Height: 6-5 Weight: 330 
3. 77 Daeshon Hall | DE, Texas A&M 
Height: 6-5 Weight: 265 
5.  152 Corn Elder | CB, Miami (Fla.) 
Height: 5-10 Weight: 183 
6.  192 Alex Armah | DE, West Georgia 
Height: 6-2 Weight: 253 
7. 233 Harrison Butker | K, Georgia Tech 
Height: 6-3 Weight: 210





TENNESSEE TITANS
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
Adoree' Jackson-CB
PASS CATCHERS:
TE: Delanie Walker-Very GOod 
WR: Rishard Matthews-Average
WR: Tajae Sharpe-Young/2016 5th RD
Corey Davis-WR
Taywan Taylor-WR

Jonnu Smith-TE
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

1. 5 Corey Davis | WR, Western Michigan 
Height: 6-3 Weight: 213 
1.18 Adoree' Jackson | CB, Southern California 
Height: 5-11 Weight: 185 
3. 72 Taywan Taylor | WR, Western Kentucky 
Height: 5-11 Weight: 198 
3. 100 Jonnu Smith | TE, Florida International 
Height: 6-3 Weight: 245 
5. 155 Jayon Brown | OLB, UCLA 
Height: 6-0 Weight: 231 
6. 217 Corey Levin | OG, Chattanooga 
Height: 6-4 Weight: 307 
7. 227 Josh Carraway | DE, TCU 
Height: 6-3 Weight: 241 
7.  236 Brad Seaton | OT, Villanova 
Height: 6-7 Weight: 310 
7. 241 Khalfani Muhammad | RB, California 
Height: 5-9 Weight: 175

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