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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For the Bengals:

OT and RDE are the top needs. If no good 4-3 RDE is available, a DT that can help the pass rush.

Speed WR will be a target, but not in 1.

Safety and CB are not early needs.

Depth at LB, but not tweeners.
2017 Draft Needs: Interior O-line, Pass Rushing DE, Linebacker, Kicker, Overall Team Speed.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

With free agency mostly behind us, here is an update for the Vikings.

Free Agents Acquired:

WR Mike Wallace - via trade, starting Flanker
CB Terence Newman - will compete at starting LCB with Josh Robinson
S Taylor Mays - will compete for backup Safety spot
QB Shaun Hill - Backup QB
RB DaJuan Harris - Camp body
TE Brandon Bostic - Camp body
MLB Casey Matthews - Camp body

1. LG - The Vikings have career backups Joe Berger and Mike Harris, and youngster David Yankey, who was not active last year, as the top candidates for the position. LG is the Vikings most glaring need at the moment, but I'd hate to see them spend a first round pick on the position. Likely 2nd or 3rd round need given he insignificance of the position.

2. LE - Brian Robison was quite bad last year and is not a fit for what Zimmer expects from his LE. I think it will take a special kind of DE to fit the Zimmer mold. There seems to be a preference for big guys who can move and stop the run. Bud Dupree or Dante Fowler seem like potential targets whereas Vic Beasley, Randy Gregory or Shane Ray probably wont be considered.

3. MLB - There are several candidates for the position, including Audie Cole, Casey Matthews and Mike Mauti. I don't expect either to win the starting job, the Vikings will need to find a rookie who can fill in or sign a FA. Zimmer has typically used his MLB on a part time basis, so there is a need for a part time run thumper. Zimmer has spoken out in support of finding a three down MLB, but that may not be a necessity since Gerald Hodges can fill in as a nickel LB, to go with Anthony Barr, or Chad Greenway if Barr slides down to DE.

4. WR - Split End is specifically a need for the Vikings. Charles Johnson did a solid job last year and has received praise from Norv Turner, however, he is a limited receiver and seemed to struggle creating separation down field and concentrating on deep throws. Johnson should play flanker, a spot that is going to be occupied by Mike Wallace. Cordarrelle Patterson is also in the mix, but he failed miserably at split end last year. Patterson really should be a flanker, or big slot receiver. Jarius Wright will be the favorite at slot receiver with the release of Greg Jennings. I would put Split End as a potential first round need with Amari Cooper, Kevin White and DeVante Parker as attractive options at pick 11.

5. CB - The Vikings should feel great in what they have at RCB in Xavier Rhodes, he has truly emerged as top cover CB. Rhodes even trailed the opponents best receiver by seasons end, but he is strongest on the right side of the defense. Captain Munnerlyn played slot and outside CB in base. Josh Robinson was the nickel, and played outside on a part time basis. Robinson, who is 24 year old, seems likely to get one more season to prove he can be a starter in this league. The Vikings added veteran Terence Newman to provide insurance that Robinson cant start. I expect Newman to win the starting job opposite of Rhodes. I dont see CB being a significant priority on draft day, unless there is great value.

6. S - There may be some desire to add more competition to the Safety position. However, Robert Blanton was solid as the starter last season and the Vikings did acquire Taylor Mays. Zimmer prefers for his Safetys to be interchangeable for the purpose of disguising blitz packages and coverage assignments. Hybrid CBs/Safetys will be ideal, or big CBs transitioning to S.

I didnt include RB as a need as Adrian Peterson as he is still under contract. If Peterson is traded, RB will become a more significant need. Jerick McKinnon looked promising last year so I'm not sure how valued finding Peterson's replacement will be as that player may already be on the roster.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Browns Needs:

#1 3/4 OLB We currently only have 3 pass rushers on the team Mingo has under performed and Kruger is solid but not a star. We could take a few OLB any were from #12 threw the the 7th round need.

#2 3/4 DE with the addition of Starks and Phil Taylor moving to NT leaves a spot open. 1st-4th round need.

#3 RG/RT FO is looking to make this Oline elite. We are really only one player away from having that. 1st-3rd round need.

#4 ILB Dansby wont be around for much longer Robinson is a career backup and Kirksey has some promise but we can always add depth. 2nd-7th round need.

#5 WR With the additions of Bowe and Hartline and FO under vaueling the postion we might take a late round flyer on one. 4th-7th round need.

#6 QB. With Manziel a hugh ? still and the FO bringing in McCown seems like we are trying to get the #1 overall pick next year. We might starting looking for a hidden gem in the later rounds. 3rd - 7th round need.

#7 TE We added Housler in FA but hes an Uknown andGray Barnidge and Jim Dray are just depth nothing speical. 4th-7th

#8 Backup Center. When Mack went down last year are Oline really took a hugh hit. 4th- 7th round need.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For the Jets...

Immediate needs
- QB
- OG

Long term needs
- WR
- OT
- RB

The short-term OG need and long-term OT need can be knocked with one stone if we draft La'el Collins.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chicago Bears - Updated 4/3

Needs -
1. 5-technique
2. WR
3. QB
4. SS
5. CB
6. OLB
7. ILB
8. RB

None of the needs are so pressing that they need to reach. For example, if Mariota is available at 7, Arik Armstead might be available as well, but in no way should he ever be considered at 7.

Also, Danny Shelton doesn't fit Vic Fangio's 3-4 scheme. He's utilized smaller NT's the last 3 years in SF, and the bears already have Ego Ferguson, the 2nd round pick from last season who looks to be a fantastic fit at NT in his scheme, and also played well. Mocking Danny Shelton to the bears at 7 is not only the laziest pick you can make, its a bad one, as well.

Big Board -
1. Leonard Williams
2. Jameis Winston
3. Dante Fowler
4. Amari Cooper
5. Marcus Mariota
6. Vic Beasley
7. Randy Gregory
8. Shane Ray
9. Trae Waynes
10. Kevin White

The bears are in a position where any one of those players in the top 10 will be good picks, but don't need to reach to avoid having any gaping holes.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dallas Cowboys

1a - Running Back
1b - Cornerback
3 - 1-tech
4 - Free Safety
5 - Tweener linebacker

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2015 12:57 pm    Post subject: San Diego Chargers Needs Reply with quote

DL - Rd 1-3

The Chargers DL core needs starting caliber talent infusion. There is only one player who has talent that opposing offenses have to think about, and that's Corey Liuget. The Chargers play a lot of nickel sets with 4 down linemen, so getting an interior DL who can play in multiple formations or along the line is key. They'll want a DL who is more than just a 2 down run stopper. DL rotational depth should be ok with DT Lissemore, DE Reyes, NT Carrethers, DE Mathews and DT Unrein. All shouldn't be relied on for heavy snaps, but are solid in spurts which is what you want in your rotation. The whole defense could really use another stout playmaker (Telesco really considered Suh) to take pressure off the others and free up T'eo and Butler to fly to the ball. Run stopper who can hold his own against a double team and can stay on the field on 3rd down.

OL - Rd. 1-3

The Chargers OL is pretty solid. LT Dunlap, LG-T Franklin, C-RG Watt and RT-G Fluker were all either drafted highly or paid a lot of money to block for SD. Those 4 will start. Where is up to who the Chargers draft or don't draft. Right now the 5th best OL on the Chargers is G Troutman and he is more of a run specialist. The Chargers have a bit of flexibility to go BPA here since a lot of the players they have can play multiple positions. Fluker was inconsistent: sometimes dominant, but sometimes got beat around the edge at RT. Many believe he'd be even better at RG. Watt showed flashes of being able to capably handle both guard and center for the Chargers last year. If there's a player that Telesco and OL coach Joe D really likes, they might take him with their 1st pick (Fluker). Otherwise, they might just let value drop to them a bit later like they did with Watt. Joe D demands linemen who can play multiple positions on the line because injuries are common and having flexibility to shuffle players around to get the best 5 blockers out on the field is very important to him. I would guess that the blocker they select has a stronger history in pass protection since that's more of a weakness than run blocking for the current unit.

RB - Rd. 2+

Mike McCoy has employed RBBC for a really long time to often great success. He understands the demands of the position and how unlikely it is to have a RB that can play all 16 games. Currently, the RB position has talent and depth, but could use a bigger downhill back. Whoever the Chargers select, Danny Woodhead, Brandon Oliver and Donald Brown, will still get plenty of snaps in McCoy's RBBC. It's a sexy pick to slot a RB to SD in round 1, but it goes against McCoy and Telesco's history at the position. I think they wait until at least round 2 and get their guy at a much better value.

Edge - Rd. 2+

The Chargers have invested a lot in edge defenders over the years. Melvin Ingram was a former 1st round pick and they traded up to select Jeremiah Attaochu in the 2nd round last year. Ingram's career has been stunted by injuries and Telesco wants to see him finish a season at a high level before resigning him. Attaochu will get every opportunity to be the weak side sack specialist that the Charger defense sorely needs. Since Jarrett Johnson retired and Dwight Freeney was let go, the unit needs depth. Neither Ingram or Attaochu are as good as Johnson was against the run, so I see Telesco going for more of a strong side edge setter than a weak side pass rusher with this pick. Luckily, this skill set is a lot easier to find in the draft and doesn't demand a 1st round pick. Ingram and Attaochu will start and the draft pick will likely be a strong part of the rotation with Tourek Williams and Cordarro Law.

QB - Rd. 4+

The Chargers could use some developmental talent at the QB position. Rivers has also threatened to test FA if the Chargers decide to move to LA. The Chargers will do everything they can to keep their franchise player happy, but it can't hurt to have a bit of insurance. It's not a bad move since their current backups don't scare anyone anyway. I can't see the Chargers trading their only hope of postseason contention in Rivers, they want to extend him.

DB - Rd. 4+

The Chargers could use another high upside, developmental depth player on the back end. Weddle, Flowers and Verrett are the locked in starters. Steve Williams, Jimmy Wilson, Patrick Robinson, Jahleel Addae, Darrell Stuckey and the draft pick will all provide depth for the SS and 3rd CB positions.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Updated the Bears big board.

Moved Randy Gregory in just below Vic Beasley. Very good fit in Fangio's defense, but his pot concerns are enough to knock him behind beasley, but not bad enough to eliminate him. Also moved Kevin White down, his tape is much less impressive than I originally thought.

TankWilliams wrote:
Big Board -
1. Leonard Williams
2. Jameis Winston
3. Dante Fowler
4. Amari Cooper
5. Marcus Mariota
6. Vic Beasley
7. Randy Gregory
8. Shane Ray
9. Trae Waynes
10. Kevin White

The bears are in a position where any one of those players in the top 10 will be good picks, but don't need to reach to avoid having any gaping holes.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gaping holes: WR1, edge/RDE, RG

Needs: WR2, RB1, true Y TE

Depth needs: CB, OL, OLB, edge, DT, WR

Stopgapped positions: SS, FS, MLB, edge/LDE
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Carolina Panthers

- First thing to keep in mind is that Gettlemen will take BPA. If you are doing our mock based on need and the BPA isn't also a need position, you are making a mistake. Everyone has us taking a Tackle... We needed a tackle last year and didn't take one in any round.

Gettlemen, to his own detriment, will take BPA over need until we've got a winning team or 30 defensive linemen. He fills holes with stop-gap Vets.

This year, it is very likely that we see a trade-up scenario. Will it be in the 1st? I dunno. However, many Panthers "insiders" have said that, with our extra 5ths and 9 total picks, that this is the year we will see a trade-up.

with that...


Top Tier
Here we have stop-gap vets that "need" to be replaced.

1. OT
2. WR
3. SS
4. CB - To a lesser extent. We can run with Norman & Bene if needed. Would be more of a "luxary" to get a CB1. We would likely move norman to the slot if we found a CB1 or take a nickle CB middle/late.

Mid Tier
Players that we have a need for an upgrade or have an aging vet at.

1. RB
2. OLB
3. DE
4. TE
5. C

Low Tier
Doesn't mean we won't take a guy here. For depth, b/c he is BPA. We've already got a young/good player at these positions.

1. QB
2. FS
3. OG
4. MLB
5. DT
6. FB
7. ST'ers
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

2016 for the bucs

Needs: LDE, RDE, FS, SS

Potentially: RB, G (I anticipate this will be Mankins last year), MLB (if we don't resign Carter or he just doesn't work out)

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2016 For The 49ers

EDITED DEC 18, 2015

QB - Gabbert isn't the long term answer imo. I take Goff, Lynch in the 1st or Wentz in the late 1st (trade up)/2nd over OL, etc especially if we get a new hc who wants to pass the ball.

OL (T, G?) - Hopefully Boone is let go and we use some of our 40-50 mil in cap space to get a guy like Glenn, Schwartz or Osemele. It would help to have an in shape Anthony Davis back. So unless 1 or both of those happen we will need an OT/OG in the 1st, 2nd or 3rd, if Boone isn't back.

OLB - Brooks and Lemonier should be gone. Leaves Lynch on one side and possibly Eli Harold on the other but he hasn't shown much his first year.

WR - As long as we run the ball and can't pass any wr we draft wont do anything. Boldin is a FA and we have Torrey Smith who we don't use most of the time. Other than that we have Deandre Smelter who didnt play his first year with an acl injury.

DL - Armstead shows promise... Carradine has been a big disappointment so far. Ian Williams is a FA but should be re-signed for NT of the future. Dorsey fell off and has been injured a lot lately. Can never have enough pass rushers but to me DL isn't as big of a priority as QB, OL, OLB, etc.

RB - Hyde is the future #1, Mike Davis probably a future #2 or 3. Draughn could be re-signed as a #2 but I'd prefer to draft someone to upgrade over him.

ILB - Hodges should be the starter opposite of Bowman but some might want Jaylon Smith or another ILB later on. I'd pass with all our needs.

TE - Celek is a FA and should be back for cheap. McDonald finally has had a few good games but could easily be gone. Blake Bell shows promise. Celek, Mcdonald and Bell work but we could use a splash to help our QB's out especially if we take a qb early. TE's are a young qb's best friend.

CB - Mangini wrecked this defense and cb group but there is a ton of young talent and with the right coach (should have never got rid of donatell) they could be right back on track.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For the Vikings:

1. Safety - Neither Robert Blanton or Andrew Sendejo are thought of as long-term starters opposite of Harrison Smith

2. Offensive Line - OL has been a big weakness, but its hard to pin down the most concerning need since Sullivan and Loadholt have been on IR since week 1. On paper, OG is the biggest weakness. Tackle should be fine with Kalil, Loadholt, Clemmings, Sirles and Shepherd. Center also looks solid with Sullivan and Easton.

3. Wide Receiver/Flanker - Stefon Diggs has emerged at split end which lessens this need. Mike Wallace is too expensive to keep long-term. Charles Johnson has a lot of potential but hasn't been productive this year.

4. Outside Linebacker - This is a part time position, Anthony Barr and Eric Kendricks are your full time LBs. Chad Greenway is a free agent so MN will be in the market for an early down run stuffer at WLB.

5. Tight End - Kyle Rudolph has been a disappointment. He seems to only be useful in the redzone and is a poor blocker. MyCole Pruitt hasnt shown enough as a rookie to be convinced that he can be a starter in the future.

Other depth needs include: RB, DE, CB
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:54 am    Post subject: Bucs 2016 Draft Needs Reply with quote

As of now, in my opinion, our needs are as follows

1a. DE
1b. CB
3. S
4. Speedy slot receiver/field stretcher
5+. Defensive depth

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2015 Houston Texans needs:

1. General Manager, can you draft one of those?
2. QB, Hoyer is a decent fill in but he's not the long term answer.
3. RB, Arian Foster is getting older and the achilles tendon injury might be career threatening.
4. S, we need a long term answer here as well, someone with good coverage skills that's not afraid to play the run as well.
5. TE, Garrett Graham should be gone and we need someone bigger and more athletic.
6. NT, we need a long term answer here as well, Wilfork will be gone soon and Nix was a bust.
7. Depth, at ILB, OLB, O-line, WR, CB.
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