Friday, May 19, 2017

2017 NFL Draft Recap/New Depth Charts: REBUILDING TEAMS




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 



REBUILDING TEAMS 

Vegas odds project them to win 6.0 games or less
All of these teams either have at least one of the following: 
-A rookie QB
-A 2nd year QB 
-A new Head Coach 


JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS 
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 
Dawuane Smoot-DE
Blair Brown-LB
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 
Dede Westbrook-Speed WR
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
Cam Robinson-OT
RB: 
TJ Yeldon-Young/2015 2nd RD
Chris IvoryAverage/New
Leonard Fournette 

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

1. 4 Leonard Fournette | RB, LSU 
Height: 6-1 Weight: 235 
2. 34 Cam Robinson | OT, Alabama 
Height: 6-6 Weight: 326 
3. 68 Dawuane Smoot | DE, Illinois 
Height: 6-3 Weight: 255 
4. 110 Dede Westbrook | WR, Oklahoma 
Height: 6-0 Weight: 178 
5. 148 Blair Brown | ILB, Ohio 
Height: 6-0 Weight: 240 
7. 222 Jalen Myrick | CB, Minnesota 
Height: 5-10 Weight: 200 
7. 240 Marquez Williams | FB, Miami (Fla.) 
Height: 6-1 Weight: . 



BUFFALO BILLS
Head Coach/GM: Sean McDermott (new)/Doug Whaley
Offensive Coordinator/Style/Blocking Scheme:
Rick Dennison (new)/West Coast/Stretch Zone
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage
Leslie Frazier (new)/4-3 Cover 2 Zone 
TEAM RANKING
OVERALL        RUSHING       PASSING 
Offense 16th    164.4 (1st)       189.8 (30th) 
Defense 19th   133.1 (29th)     223.9 (6th) 
Offensive Star: Cordy Glenn-LT and Sammy Watkins-WR and LaSean McCoy-RB,
Defensive Stars: Marcell Dareus-DT
Position Analysis
QB:
Tyrod Taylor-Average in one year as starter
Nathan Peterman
PASS RUSH/FRONT SEVEN (20) 
NT:  Marcell Dareus-Elite when helathy 
DT: Kyle Williams-Good
RDE: Jerry Hughes-Good
LDE: Shaq Lawson-Young/2016 #19 pick, injured last year
SLB: Lorenzo Alexander-Career Year in 2016/Good role player prior 
MLB: Reggie Ragland-Young/2016 2nd RD
DE/DT: Adolphus Washington-Young/2016 3rd RD 
WLB: 
Preston Brown-Below Average
or
Ramon Humbler-Unproven/Career backup
Matt Milano-OLB
DEFENSIVE BACKS (24) 
LCB: Ronald Darby-Young/2015 1st RD/Good
SS: Micah Hyde-New/Average
FS: Jordan Poyer-New/Average
RCB: Kevon Seymour-Young/2016 6th RD
Tre'Davious White | CB
PASS CATCHERS:
WR: Sammy Watkins-Good when healthy 
TE:  Charles Clay-Average
WR: Corey Brown-New/Below Average
Zay Jones-WR
O-LINE (11) 
LG:  Richie Incognito-Elite
LT:   Cordy Glenn-Elite when healthy 
C:    Eric Wood-Elite when healthy 
RG: John Miller-Young/2015 3rd RD/Average
RT:  Jordan Mills-Below Average
C/G: Ryan Groy-Good as a backup/Average starter
Dion Dawkins-OG/RT
RB: 
LaSean McCoy-Good/near Elite
FB: Patrick DiMarco-New/Good in role 

NEEDS: 
   

WR: Watkins is a great deep threat and very good all around receiver but the Bills still need a true big #1 WR  
RT:  Mills was one of the worst starting lineman in the NFL last year
LB: They have some solid players but no true play maker 
QB:  Is Tyrod Taylor the answer?
DB Depth: They signed two new safeties but neither is an impact play maker, they need depth at corner as well 
2018 FREE AGENTS:
C
DT
LB
WR

1. 27 Tre'Davious White | CB, LSU 
Height: 6-0 Weight: 197 
2. 37 Zay Jones | WR, East Carolina 
Height: 6-2 Weight: 202 
2. 63 Dion Dawkins | OT, Temple 
Height: 6-4 Weight: 317 
5. 163 Matt Milano | OLB, Boston College 
Height: 6-0 Weight: 223 
5. 171 Nathan Peterman | QB, Pittsburgh 
Height: 6-2 Weight: 225 
6. 195 Tanner Vallejo | OLB, Boise State 
Height: 6-1 Weight: 228 



LOS ANGELES RAMS
Head Coach/GM: Sean McVay (new)/Les Snead
Offensive Coordinator/Style/Blocking Scheme:
Matt LaFleur (new)/West Coast-Balanced/Zone
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage:
Wade Phillips (new)/3-4 Press Man
TEAM RANKING
OVERALL       RUSHING      PASSING 
Offense 32nd  78.2 (31st)      184.4 (31st) 
Defense 9th    103.8 (16th)    233.2 (10th) 
Emerging Offensive Star: Todd Gurley-RB
Defensive Star: Aaron Donald-DT 
Position Analysis
QB: 
Jared Goff-Young/2016 #1 pick/Struggled as a rookie 
PASS RUSH/FRONT SEVEN (Top 5)
DT/3T: Aaron Donald-All Pro arguably the best defender in the league
OLB/DE: Robert Quinn-Good 
DT/1T: Michael Brockers-Average
SILB: Alec Ogletree-Average
WILB: Mark Barron-Average
OLB/DE: Connor Barwin-New/Average
LDE: Ethan Westbrooks-Below Average
Samson Ebukam-OLB
Tanzel Smart-DT
DEFENSIVE BACKS (22)
LCB: Trumaine Johnson-Very Good
Slot CB/SS: LaMarcus Joyner-Good
FS: Mo Alexander-Good
RCB: EJ Gaines-Average
Slot CB: Nickell Robey Coleman-New/Average
John Johnson-S
PASS CATCHERS:
WR: Tavon Austin-Below Average
WR: Robert Woods-New/Below Average
TE: Tyler Higbee-Young/2016 4th RD
WR: Pharoh Cooper-Young/2016 4th RD
Gerald Everett-TE
Cooper Kupp-WR
Josh Reynolds-WR
O-LINE (27) 
LT:  Andrew Whitworth-New/Elite
RT:  Robby Havenstein-Young/2015 2nd RD/Average
C:   Tim Barnes-Average (still unsigned Free Agent)
RG/C: Cody WIchman-Young/2015 6th RD/Below Average
LG: Greg Robinson-2013 #2 overall/Major Bust at LT
G/OT: Rodger Saffold-Average
G/C: Jamon Brown-Young/2015 3rd RD
OT/G: Andrew Donnal-Young/2015 4th RD
RB: 
Todd Gurley-Young/2015 1st RD/Good rookie year

NEEDS: 

#1 WR:  The Rams have a bunch of below average players and lack a true go to guy. It will be hard for Goff to develop without a true #1 option. 
DB Depth: They lost Janoris Jenkins and Rodney McLeod in Free Agency last year and let TJ McDonald walk this year. Will they move Joyner to safety? He has been one of the best slot corners in the NFL. They could use a versatile young DB. 
5 Technique DE: New DC Wade Phillips will want to find a long defensive lineman in the Derek Wolfe/Malik Jackson mold that he had in Denver
2018 FREE AGENTS:
All top 3 Corners
SILB
LDE


2. 44 Gerald Everett | TE, South Alabama 
Height: 6-3 Weight: 239 
3. 69 Cooper Kupp | WR, Eastern Washington 
Height: 6-2 Weight: 198 
3. 91 John Johnson | FS, Boston College 
Height: 6-1 Weight: 205 
4. 117 Josh Reynolds | WR, Texas A&M 
Height: 6-3 Weight: 197 
4. 125 Samson Ebukam | OLB, Eastern Washington 
Height: 6-3 Weight: 240 
6. 189 Tanzel Smart | DT, Tulane 
Height: 6-1 Weight: 296 
6. 206 Sam Rogers | FB, Virginia Tech 
Height: 5-10 Weight: 231 
7. 234 Ejuan Price | OLB, Pittsburgh 
Height: 5-11 Weight: 241 





NEW YORK JETS 
Picks in first 3 rounds: 6, 39, 70, 107c 
7 total picks
Head Coach/GM: Todd Bowles/Mike Maccagnan
Offensive Coordinator/Style/Blocking Scheme:
John Morton (new)/West Coast history (has never been an OC at any level before) 
Defensive Coordinator/Base Scheme and Coverage:
Kacy Rodgers/3-4 Press Man
TEAM RANKING
OVERALL       RUSHING       PASSING 
Offense 26th   112.6 (12th)     216.6 (27th)  
Defense 11th   98.8 (11th)      243.6 (17th) 
Offensive Star: Matt Forte-RB
Defensive Stars: Leonard Williams-DE and Muhammed Wilkerson-DE
Position Analysis 
QB: 
Josh McCown-Below Average journeyman 
Bryce Petty-Young/2015 4th RD
Christian Hackenberg--Young/2016 2rd RD
PASS RUSH/FRONT SEVEN (27) 
LDE: Leonard Williams-Young/2015 1st RD/All Pro potential  
MDE: Muhammed Wilkerson-Elite
DE/OLB: Sheldon Richardson-Good
LILB: David Harris-Good/Average
NT:   Steve McLendon-Average
OLB: Jordan Jenkins-Young/2016 3rd RD
RILB: Derron Lee-Young/2016 #21 pick/Struggled as a rookie 
OLB: Lorenzo Mauldin-Young/2015 3rd RD
DEFENSIVE BACKS (23)
SS: Marcus Gilchrist-Average 
FS: Calvin Pryor-Average
LCB: Morris Claiborne-New/Good in 2016/Below Average prior 
RCB: Buster Skrine-Below Average
CB: Marcus Williams-Below Average 
Jamal Adams-SS
Marcus Maye-FS
PASS CATCHERS:
WR: Eric Decker-Good
WR: Quincy Enunwa-Average 
WR: Charone Peake-Young/2016 7th RD
TE:  Austin Seferian Jenkins-New/Below Average
ArDarius Stewart-WR
Chad Hansen-WR
Jordan Leggett-TE
O-LINE (21) 
LG: James Carpenter-Good
RG: Brian Winters-Average
C:   Wesley Johnson-Average
LT:  Kelvin Beachum-New/Below Average
RT: 
Brent Qvale-Unproven
Ben Ijalana-Below Average
Brandon Shell-Young/2016 5th RD 

RB: 
Matt Forte-Once Elite, still a solid role player 
Bilal Powell-Average

NEEDS: 

QB: No Jet fan can be too happy about the McCown/Hackenberg/Petty QB battle 
CB: No more Revis Island as they let Revis go this offseason. It was a smart move as he is no longer the superstar he once was. However they don't have an impact #1 corner on the roster. 
Edge Pass Rusher:  If the Jets can generate pressure from the outside then they have a chance to be among the best defenses in the NFL. Richardson is likely on the way out after 2017. 
OT:  They need upgrades at both tackle spots 
WR: Brandon Marshall is now in the other locker room in MetLife Stadium as he signed with the Giants. Decker may be released or traded around draft time so they need another WR to step up.  
2018 FREE AGENTS: 
LILB
OLB/DE
LCB
C
TE


1. 6 Jamal Adams | SS, LSU 
Height: 6-1 Weight: 211 
2. 39 Marcus Maye | FS, Florida 
Height: 6-0 Weight: 216 
3. 79 ArDarius Stewart | WR, Alabama 
Height: 5-11 Weight: 204 
4. 141 Chad Hansen | WR, California 
Height: 6-2 Weight: 202 
5. 150 Jordan Leggett | TE, Clemson 
Height: 6-6 Weight: 258 
5. 181 Dylan Donahue | OLB, West Georgia 
Height: 6-3 Weight: 248 
6. 188 Elijah McGuire | RB, UL Lafayette 
Height: 5-10 Weight: 214 
6. 197 Jeremy Clark | CB, Michigan 
Height: 6-3 Weight: 220 
6. 204 Derrick Jones | CB, Ole Miss 
Height: 6-2 Weight: 188 




CLEVELAND BROWNS
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 
DeShone Kizer-QB
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
Myles Garrett-DE
Larry Ogunjobi-DT
Caleb Brantley-DT
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
Jabrill Peppers-SS
Howard Wilson-CB
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 
David Njoku-TE
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 
Roderick Johnson-OT
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




1. 1 Myles Garrett | DE, Texas A&M 
Height: 6-6 Weight: 270 
1. 25 Jabrill Peppers | SS, Michigan 
Height: 6-1 Weight: 205 
1. 29 David Njoku | TE, Miami (Fla.) 
Height: 6-4 Weight: 245 
2. 52 DeShone Kizer | QB, Notre Dame 
Height: 6-4 Weight: 230 
3. 65 Larry Ogunjobi | DT, Charlotte 
Height: 6-3 Weight: 304 
4. 126 Howard Wilson | CB, Houston 
Height: 6-1 Weight: 184 
5. 160 Roderick Johnson | OT, Florida State 
Height: 6-7 Weight: 299 
6. 185 Caleb Brantley | DT, Florida 
Height: 6-3 Weight: 307
7. 224 Zane Gonzalez | K, Arizona State 
Height: 6-0 Weight: 202 
7. 252 Matthew Dayes | RB, NC State 
Height: 5-9 Weight: 203 




SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
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 
C.J. Beathard
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
Solomon Thomas-DE
Reuben Foster-ILB
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
Ahkello Witherspoon-CB
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
George Kittle-TE 
Trent Taylor-WR
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
Joe Williams

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

1. 3 Solomon Thomas | DE, Stanford 
Height: 6-3 Weight: 273 
1. 31 Reuben Foster | ILB, Alabama 
Height: 6-1 Weight: 228 H
3. 66 Ahkello Witherspoon | CB, Colorado 
Height: 6-3 Weight: 190 
3. 104 C.J. Beathard | QB, Iowa 
Height: 6-2 Weight: 219 
4. 121 Joe Williams | RB, Utah 
Height: 5-11 Weight: 210 
5.  146 George Kittle | TE, Iowa 
Height: 6-4 Weight: 247 
5. 177 Trent Taylor | WR, Louisiana Tech 
Height: 5-8 Weight: 179 
6. 198 D.J. Jones | DT, Ole Miss 
Height: 6-1 Weight: 319 
6. 202 Pita Taumoepenu | OLB, Utah 
Height: 6-1 Weight: 243 
7. 229 Adrian Colbert | CB, Miami (Fla.) 
Height: 6-2 Weight: 205 





CHICAGO BEARS
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
Mitchell Trubisky 
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
Eddie Jackson-SS
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
Adam Shaheen-TE
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
Jordan Morgan-OG
RB: 
Jordan Howard-Young/2016 5th RD , All Rookie 
Tarik Cohen

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

1. 2 Mitchell Trubisky | QB, North Carolina 
Height: 6-3 Weight: 220 
2. 45 Adam Shaheen | TE, Ashland 
Height: 6-5 Weight: 277 
4. 112 Eddie Jackson | SS, Alabama 
Height: 6-0 Weight: 201 
4. 119 Tarik Cohen | RB, North Carolina A&T 
Height: 5-6 Weight: 179 
5.  147 Jordan Morgan | OG, Kutztown 
Height: 6-3 Weight: 313 

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