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  • #16
    Cleveland Browns 53

    Offense:
    QB: Colt McCoy, Matt Hasselbeck, B.J. Coleman
    RB: Ben Tate, Vic Ballard, Chris Ogbonnaya
    FB: Owen Marecic
    WR (Z): Greg Little,
    WR (X): Rueben Randle, Mohamed Massaquoi
    WR (F): Ryan Broyles, Josh Cribbs, Eric Page
    TE: Ben Watson, Alex Smith, Jordan Cameron

    LT Joe Thomas
    LG David DeCastro
    C Alex Mack
    RG Shawn Lauvao, John Greco
    RT Jason Pinkston, Oniel Cousins

    Defense:
    RDE – Frostee Rucker, Nick Perry, Juqua Parker
    NT – Ahtyba Rubin
    UT – Phil Taylor, Brian Schaefering, Christo Bilukidi
    LDE – Jabaal Sheard, Marcus Benard, Emmanuel Stephens

    SLB – Scott Fujita, Darius Fleming, Ben Jacobs
    MLB – D'Qwell Jackson
    WLB – Chris Gocong, Sean Spence, Kaluka Maiava

    RCB – Sheldon Brown, Buster Skrine, Desmond Morrow
    LCB – Joe Haden, James Dockery
    NCB – Dimitri Patterson,
    FS – Usama Young, Tony Dye
    SS – T. J. Ward, Eric Hagg

    Special Teams:
    Phil Dawson K
    Reggie Hodges P
    Christian Yount LS

    Arrivals: Ben Tate, Matt Hasselbeck
    Departures: Monterio Hardesty, Seneca Wallace
    Last edited by SirA; 04-22-2012, 10:25 PM.

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    • #17
      Detroit Lions

      Offense

      QB: Matthew Stafford, Shaun Hill
      RB: Chris Johnson, Mikel Leshoure, Kevin Smith, Keiland Williams, Joique Bell
      FB: Drake Dunsmore
      WR: Calvin Johnson, Terrence Toliver, Stefan Logan, Marcus Harris
      WR: Nate Burleson, Titus Young, Nate Hughes
      TE: Brandon Pettigrew, Tony Scheffler, Will Heller
      LT: Jeff Backus, Donald Stephenson, Jason Fox
      LG: Rob Sims, Tony Bergstrom, Jacques McClendon
      C: Dominic Raiola, Don Muhlbach, Dan Gerberry
      RG: Stephen Peterman, Kevin Zeitler, Dylan Gandy
      RT: Gosder Cherilus, Corey Hilliard, Johnny Culbreath

      Defense

      LE: Cliff Avril, Lawrence Jackson, , Everette Brown, Ugo Chinasa
      RE: Kyle Vanden Bosch, Whitney Mercilus, Willie Young
      LDT: Ndamukong Suh, Nick Fairley
      RDT: Corey Williams, Sammie Lee Hill, Andre Fluellen
      LOLB: Justin Durant, Douglas Hogue
      MLB: Stephen Tulloch, Ashlee Palmer
      ROLB: DeAndre Levy, Slade Norris
      LCB: Chris Houston, Alphonso Smith, Aaron Berry
      RCB: Jacob Lacey, DeQuan Menzie, Don Carey
      FS: Louis Delmas, Tanard Jackson, Trenton Robinson
      SS: Amari Spievey, Erik Coleman

      Special Teams

      K: Jason Hanson
      P: Ryan Donahue, Ben Graham
      KR/PR: Stefan Logan
      LS: Don Muhlbach

      Trades

      Acquired: Chris Johnson, 155th pick (5.20), Tanard Jackson, 177th pick (6.7), 231st pick (7.24)
      Lost: Jahvid Best, 85th pick(3.23), 230th pick (7.23), John Wendling, 219th pick (7.12)

      Draft
      1.23 (23) Whitney Mercilus DE
      2.22 (54) Kevin Zeitler G/C
      4.22 (117) Tony Bergstrom T/G
      5.20 (155) DeQuan Menzie CB
      5.23 (158) Trenton Robinson S
      6.7 (177) Donald Stephenson T/G
      7.24 (231) Drake Dunsmore FB/TE
      Last edited by Link; 04-22-2012, 02:55 PM.
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      • #18
        Starters:

        QB: Robert Griffin III
        FB: Darrel Young
        RB: Roy Helu
        LT: Trent Williams
        LG: Kory Lichtensteiger
        C: Will Montgomery
        RG: Chris Chester
        RT: Willie Smith
        WR: Pierre Garcon
        WR: Leonard Hankerson
        WR (Slot): Jabar Gaffney
        TE: Fred Davis

        DE: Randy Starks
        DE: Stephen Bowen
        NT: Barry Cofield
        ROLB: Brian Orakpo
        LOLB: Ryan Kerrigan
        ILB: London Fletcher
        ILB: Perry Riley
        CB: Josh Wilson
        CB: Casey Hayward
        CB (Nickel): Kevin Barnes
        FS: Ryan Clark
        SS: Dejon Gomes

        Reserves:

        QB: Rex Grossman, John Beck
        FB: N/A
        RB: Evan Royster, Tristan Davis
        LT: Tyler Polumbus
        LG: Eugene Amano
        C: Erik Cook
        RG: Brandon Washington, Maurice Hurt
        RT: Jamaal Brown
        WR: Niles Paul, Anthony Armstrong
        TE: Chris Cooley, Richard Quinn

        DE: Kentwan Balmer, Jarvis Jenkins
        DE: Adam Carriker
        ILB: Paris Lenon, Adrien Cole
        ROLB: Rob Jackson
        LOLB: Jonathan Massaquoi
        CB: Cedric Griffin, Omar Bolden, Brandyn Thompson
        FS: Matt Giordano
        SS: Brandon Meriweather

        -

        K: Graham Gano
        P: Saverio Rocca

        KR/PR: Brandon Banks

        - - -

        1. 2 - Robert Griffin II, QB, Baylor
        3. 6 - Casey Hayward, CB, Vanderbilt
        3. 18 - Brandon Washington, OG, Miami
        4. 14 - Jonathan Massaquoi, DE/OLB, Troy
        6. 27 - Omar Bolden, CB, Arizona State
        7. 13 - Adrien Cole, ILB, Louisiana Tech
        Acquired: Randy Starks, Matt Giordano, Paris Lenon, Ryan Clark, Eugene Amano
        Departed: Santana Moss, DeAngelo Hall, Lorenzo Alexander, Tanard Jackson, Josh Morgan
        Last edited by TommyVercetti; 04-24-2012, 12:11 PM.
        Raiders Draft Grades:

        R3 - Tony Bergstrom, G - B-
        R4 - Miles Burris, LB - C
        R5 - Jack Crawford, DE - C+
        R5 - Juron Criner, WR - A-
        R6 - Chris Bilukidi, DT - D+
        R7 - Nathan Stupar, LB - C


        Overall - C+

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        • #19
          Carolina Panthers
          QB: Cameron Newton / Armanti Edwards / Chandler Harnish
          RB:
          Jonathan Stewart / Lamar Miller / Edwin Baker
          RB/FB:
          Mike Tolbert
          FB/TE:
          Richie Brockel
          TE:
          Greg Olsen / Gary Barnridge
          WR:
          Vincent Jackson / Steve Smith / David Gettis / Brandon LaFell / Kealoha Pilares
          LT:
          Jordan Gross / Lee Ziemba
          LG:
          Bruce Campbell / Kevin Boothe
          C:
          Ryan Kalil / JJ Jansen
          RG:
          Geoff Hangartner / Reggie Wells
          RT:
          Jeff Otah / Byron Bell

          LE:
          Greg Hardy / Antwan Applewhite
          DT:
          Ron Edwards / Marcus Forston
          DT:
          Sione Fua / Terrell McClain
          RE:
          Charles Johnson / Thomas Kesier / Eric Norwood
          LOLB:
          Jordan Senn / Josh Kaddu
          MLB:
          Jon Beason / Stevenson Sylvester / Jerry Franklin
          ROLB:
          Thomas Davis / Jason Williams
          CB:
          Chris Gamble / Dre Kirkpatrick / Captain Munnerlyn / Darius Butler / Brandon Hogan
          FS:
          Jairus Byrd / Sherrod Martin
          SS:
          Charles Godfrey / Haruki Nakamura / Reggie Smith

          K:
          Olindo Mare
          P:
          Daniel Sepulveda
          LS:
          JJ Jansen
          KR/PR:
          Armanti Edwards

          Draft Picks:

          1.9 -
          Dre Kirkpatrick CB
          3.5 -
          Lamar Miller RB
          5.8 -
          Marcus Forston DT
          6.4 -
          Josh Kaddu OLB
          6.8 -
          Edwin Baker RB
          6.10 -
          Jerry Franklin MLB
          6.38 -
          Chandler Harnish QB
          Last edited by Prodigy; 04-22-2012, 11:05 AM.

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          • #20
            Highest Valued Picks Through Two Rounds: Winners/Losers

            1. Tennessee Titans - 34+
            2. Seattle Seahawks - 26+
            3. New York Jets - 25+
            4. Pittsburgh Steelers - 12+
            5. Baltimore Ravens - 10+

            1. Indianapolis - -39
            2. Jacksonville - -34
            3. Philadelphia Eagles - -22
            4. New York Giants - - 21
            5. San Diego Chargers - -16
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            1.21
            2.53
            3.85
            3.99
            4.120
            4.135
            5.157
            6.197
            7.238

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            • #21
              Baltimore Ravens

              QB: Joe Flacco / Tyrod Taylor
              RB: Ray Rice / Anthony Allen / Jeff Demps
              FB: Laron McClain
              WR:Anquan Boldin / Tandon Doss / LaQuan Williams
              WR: Greg Childs / Torrey Smith
              TE: Ed Dickson / Dennis Pitta
              LT: Ryan Clady
              LG: Michael Oher / Lucas Nix
              C: Matt Birk
              RG:Andre Gurode / Justin Boren
              RT: Bryant McKinnie / Jah Reid

              LE: Pernell McPhee
              NT: Terrance Cody /
              RE: Haloti Ngata / Aurthur Jones
              LOLB: Keith Rivers / Sergio Kindle / Chandler Jones
              LILB: Ray Lewis / Zach Brown
              RILB: Jameel McClain
              ROLB: Terrell Suggs / Paul Kruger
              CB: Jimmy Smith / Cliff Harris / Carey Williams
              CB: Antonio Cromartie / Chykie Brown
              S: Ed Reed / Brandon Taylor
              S: Antrel Rolle / Bernard Pollard


              PK Billy Cundiff
              P Sam Koch
              PR Jeff Demps
              KR Cliff Harris
              LS Morgan Cox

              The Baltimore Ravens D with have multiple looks with multiple personnel. It will go from 3-4 to 4-6 for base D. The future past 2013 looks bright. I have added several younger players to get experience from Ed Reed and Ray Lewis. I think they will have a great mental impact on the younger guys I am bringing in. I still have hope that Sergio can get his career on track and become a solid rush backer. This year I will rotate a lot of players opposite of Suggs until one shakes to the top. I added Keith Rivers to compete at OLB this year and possibly move inside next year. This all depends on where Zach Brown and Chandler Jones best fits. Zach Brown has the athletic ability to be a monster in the NFL. His speed alone could cause mismatches rushing the QB. So moving people around to see where they fit most comfortably will be done. I also see Paul Kruger coming in and adding to last years contributions. LB is very deep for the Ravens. I am looking for big things out of Rolle this year. I believe he will have a better chance of playing up to his pay in the Ravens aggressive D.

              On O I made some changes to the Oline. Some of which brought be heat. Good cause I believe I made our Oline even better than last years oline. I brought in a top LT moving McKinnie to RT just gave me a top set of tackles. Oher was a good Rt but I expect him to be an All Pro LG. Birk is the most underrated center in the league. RG is the only question mark I have on the Oline but I believe I have the right people to make it a smooth transition. LT and WR were to big needs on the Ravens O. I got great value in Childs. His knee is getting stronger and if not for the injury he would have been gone as high as the second but third for sure. Although I like the direction Smith is going I still think he needs more time to polish his skills.

              Chandler Jones is # 16 on scouts inc top 32 BB. Over the years I have watch and compared BB's to see who's are the more accurate. Scouts Inc generally hits the spot with there BB's. Zach Brown is not in the top 32 but he was. They have him graded at a 89. which is fringe first round gone early in round 2. They are the only people to have Tyson Aluala in the top 32. This BB is based off talent potential and the buzz coming from nfl scouts on certain players.
              Last edited by rudsdog55; 04-22-2012, 08:35 PM.
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              • #22
                Kansas City Chiefs

                QB-Matt Cassel / Rick Stanzi / Kellen Moore
                RB- Jamaal Charles / Trent Richardson
                APB- Dexter Mccluster
                FB/H-Back- Peyton Hillis
                WR- Dwayne Bowe / Derek Moye
                WR- Jonathan Baldwin / Steve Breston / Jerheme Urban
                TE- Tony Moeaki / Steve Maneri
                LT- Brandon Albert
                LG- Kelechi Osemele / Ryan Lilja
                C- Rodney Hudson
                RG- Jon Asomuga / Ryan Lilja
                RT- Eric Winston

                DE- Glenn Dorsey / Allen Bailey
                NT- Josh Chapman / Jerry Powe / Anthony Toribio
                DE- Tyson Jackson / Trevor Guyton / Wallace Gilberry
                OLB- Tamba Hali / Cameron Sheffield
                ILB- Derrick Johnson / Brandon Siler
                ILB- Tank Carder / Jovan Belcher
                OLB- Justin Houston / Andy Studebaler / Gabe Miller
                CB- Brandon Flowers / Javier Arenas
                CB- Stanford Route / Jalil Brown / Donnie Fletcher
                FS- Kendrick Lewis
                SS- Eric Berry

                Draft Selections:
                1 (11). Trent Richardson
                2 (44). Kelechi Osemele
                3 (74). Josh Chapman
                4 (107). Tank Carder
                5 (146). Trevor Guyton
                6 (182). Donnie Fletcher
                7 (218). Derek Moye
                7 (238). Kellen Moore
                Last edited by Snake; 04-22-2012, 09:35 PM.

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                • #23
                  Miami Dolphins

                  Offensive Starters

                  QB Matt Moore
                  RB Reggie Bush
                  FB Charles Clay
                  WRs Santanna Moss, Brian Hartline, and Devone Bess (Slot)
                  TE Anthony Fasano
                  LT Jake Long
                  LG Mike Pouncey
                  C Michael Brewster
                  RG John Jerry
                  RT Andrew Datko

                  Defensive Starters

                  DE DWight Freeney and Robert Mathis
                  DT Pual Solia and Jared Odrick
                  OLB Karlos Dansby and Travis Lewis
                  ILB Luke Kuechly
                  CBs Vontae Davis, Sean Smith, and Richard Marshall (Nickle/FS)
                  SS Reshad Jones
                  FS Jimmy Wilson

                  Special Teams

                  Kicker Dan Carpenter
                  Punter Brandon Fields
                  Long Snapper John Denney

                  Reserves

                  QB David Garard and Brock Oswieler
                  RB Daniel Thomas and Steve Slaton
                  WRs Clyde Gates and Chris Rainey
                  TEs Jeron Mastrud and Les Brown
                  OTs Lyndon Murtha and Nate garner
                  OGs Artis Hicks, Ritchie Incognito, and Rey Fienga

                  DEs Philip Merling and Ryan Baker
                  DTs Tony McDaniel
                  OLBs Kevin Burnett, Gary Guyton, and Jamal Westerman
                  ILBs Vontaze Burfict and Austin Spitler
                  CBs Nolan Carroll
                  Safeties Tyrone Culver, Chris Clemons, Janzen Jackson, and Tyrell Johnson

                  Expect Rainey and Bush on the field at the same time about 10 plays a game. Gates will also see time to strech the field. This offense will be explosive and the D is approved and now converted from 3-4 to 4-3. In Dime sets I will move Jimmy Wilson to CB and Janzen Jackson will go to FS.

                  Green= Rookies
                  Red = Trades
                  Last edited by JoeLegend; 04-21-2012, 05:29 AM.
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                  • #24

                    Indianapolis Colts

                    QB: Andrew Luck, Drew Stanton
                    RB: Donald Brown, Cyrus Gray, Delone Carter, Darren Evans
                    FB: Chris Gronkowski
                    WR: Tommy Streeter, Nick Toon, Dwight Jones, Donnie Avery
                    Slot WR: Austin Collie
                    TE: Dwayne Allen, Rob Housler, Brody Eldridge
                    TE/H-back: Michael Egnew

                    LT: Anthony Castonzo
                    LG: Joe Reitz, Matt McGlynn, Adam Gettis
                    C: Samson Satele, Matt McGlynn, Jake Kirkpatrick, Adam Gettis
                    RG: Ben Ijalana, Seth Olsen, Matt McGlynn
                    RT: Jeff Linkenbach, Winston Justice

                    LDE: Frank Alexander, Tim Fugger
                    NT: Alameda Ta'amu, Antonio Johnson, Brandon McKinney
                    UT: Drake Nevis, Fili Moala
                    RDE: Shea McClellin, Jerry Hughes
                    SLB: Kavell Conner, Jerrell Freeman
                    MLB: Pat Angerer
                    WLB: Gerald McRath, AJ Edds

                    CB1: Jerraud Powers
                    CB2: Leonard Johnson
                    Nickel CB: Chris Rucker
                    CBs: Kevin Thomas, Coty Sensabaugh
                    SS: Tom Zibikowski, David Caldwell, Joe Lefeged
                    FS: Rahim Moore, Mike Newton

                    K: Adam Vinatieri
                    P: Pat McAfee
                    LS: Justin Snow
                    KR/PR: Cyrus Gray
                    ST: Tim Fugger

                    Bold indicates rookie, underline indicates new addition

                    1.1 Andrew Luck, QB Stanford
                    2.2 Alameda Ta'amu NT, Washington
                    2.3 Dwayne Allen TE, Clemson
                    2.10 Shea McClellin, DE/OLB/MLB, Boise State
                    3.1 Leonard Johnson CB, Iowa St.
                    3.28 Tommy Streeter WR, Miami
                    4.2 Nick Toon WR, Wisconsin
                    4.3 Cyrus Gray RB, Texas A&M
                    4.24 Dwight Jones WR, UNC
                    5.1 Michael Egnew TE, Missouri
                    5.35 Frank Alexander DE, Oklahoma
                    6.37 Tim Fugger DE/OLB, Vanderbilt
                    7.7 Coty Sensabaugh CB, Clemson
                    7.46 Adam Gettis G/C, Iowa
                    Last edited by Jwarr37; 04-23-2012, 01:42 PM.
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                    CMD Picks: 11.16, 12.10, 13.21, 14.10, 14.15, 15.21, 16.10, 17.21, 19.21, 20.10, 21.21, 22.10

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                    • #25
                      Damn. That's a pretty bare roster. You've done a great job at cleaning the old and injecting the young. 3 years away from competing though imo.

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                      • #26
                        I'll post my complete depth chart after the draft finishes.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Lukic View Post
                          Damn. That's a pretty bare roster. You've done a great job at cleaning the old and injecting the young. 3 years away from competing though imo.
                          Oh definetley it's a ways away from competing. I really love my start though, adding 4 potential starters to the defense, grabbing my franchise QB, and surrounding him with a ton of weapons. Probably two drafts and Luck's development away from competing though.
                          Boston Celtics 2013 NBA CMD Champions


                          CMD Picks: 11.16, 12.10, 13.21, 14.10, 14.15, 15.21, 16.10, 17.21, 19.21, 20.10, 21.21, 22.10

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                          • #28
                            I figure the Bears are going to get more physical on offense with the signing of Michael Bush so I picked up Cordy Glenn to push people around and Orson Charles as another safety valve for Cutler who generally held onto the ball too long in Mike Martz' offense. Josh Morgan should help things out if Johnny Knox doesn't return to form for one reason or another.

                            Coples seems like a good fit on defense for the Bears. In general, the pass rushers on my Bears roster are all massive and I figure that Coples potential is somewhere between Peppers and Idonije and should fit in perfectly.

                            QB: Jay Cutler, Jason Campbell
                            RB: Matt Forte, Michael Bush, Kahlil Bell
                            TE: Orson Charles, Kellen Davis, Matt Spaeth
                            WR: Brandon Marshall, Johnny Knox, Devin Hester, Josh Morgan, Devin Thomas, Earl Bennett
                            OT: Cordy Glenn, Gabe Camiri, J'Marcus Webb
                            C: Roberto Garza, Edwin Williams
                            G: Chilo Rachal, Lance Lewis, Ricky Henry

                            DE: Julius Peppers, Quinton Coples, Israel Idonije, Corey Wootton
                            DT: Matt Toeaina, Stephen Paea, Henry Melton, Jordan Miller
                            LB: Brian Urlacher, Lance Briggs, Geno Hayes, Blake Costanzo, Jabara Williams
                            CB: Charles Tillman, Tim Jennings, DJ Moore, Jonathan Wilhte, Asa Jackson
                            S: Chris Conte, Major Wright, Winston Guy Jr, Donovan Warren

                            ST: Eric Weems
                            K: Gould
                            P: Podlesh
                            Last edited by Mezzanine; 04-21-2012, 01:23 PM.

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                            • #29
                              Rudsdog55, Brandon McKinney no longer plays for you, he signed for the Colts. Also surely if you're moving to the 4-6 you need to change the way that your defence is listed. You also don't have Tom Zbikowski.
                              Last edited by jepg; 04-21-2012, 01:44 PM.
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                              • #30
                                Be the GM: Minnesota Vikings

                                1.3: Matt Kalil, OT, Southern California
                                1.26: Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech
                                3.3: Markelle Martin, S, Oklahoma State
                                4.33: Senio Kelemete, OG, Washington
                                4.39: Shaun Prater, CB, Iowa
                                5.3: Ronnie Hillman, RB, San Diego State
                                6.5: Terrell Manning, OLB, North Carolina State
                                7.3: Damon Harrison, NT, William Penn
                                7.16: Micah Pellerin, CB, Hampton
                                New additions in italics:

                                Offense: (Base package: Singleback 2 TE formation)

                                QB: Christian Ponder, Joe Webb, Sage Rosenfels
                                RB: Adrian Peterson, Toby Gerhart, Caleb King, Ronnie Hillman, Jordan Todman, Lex Hillard
                                FB: Jerome Felton, Ryan D'Imperio
                                WR1: Stephen Hill, Devin Aromashadu, Emmanuel Arceneaeux
                                WR2: Percy Harvin, Jerome Simpson, Michael Jenkins, Brian Walters
                                WR3: Jerome Simpson, Michael Jenkins, Devin Aromashadu
                                (On certain packages, Simpson will flip to WR2 and Harvin will play Slot)
                                TE: Kyle Rudolph, John Carlson, Mickey Shuler, Allen Reisner
                                LT: Matt Kalil
                                LG: Charlie Johnson, Senio Kelemete
                                C: John Sullivan, Brandon Fusco, Joe Berger
                                RG: Geoff Schwartz, Chris DeGeare
                                RT: Phil Loadholt, DeMarcus Love

                                Defense (4-3 base):

                                RE: Everson Griffen, Brian Robison
                                DT: Kevin Williams, Christian Ballard
                                NT/DT2: Letroy Guion, Christian Ballard, Fred Evans, Damon Harrison
                                LE: Jared Allen, D'Aundre Reed
                                SLB: Chad Greenway, Larry Dean
                                MLB: Jasper Brinkley, Terrell Manning, Tyrone McKenzie
                                WLB: Erin Henderson, Terrell Manning, Soloman Elimimian
                                CB1: Chris Cook, Zackary Bowman, Brandon Burton, Asher Allen,
                                CB2: Chris Carr, Shaun Prater, Marcus Sherels, Micah Pellerin
                                CB3: Shaun Prater
                                FS: Markelle Martin, Jamarca Sanford
                                SS: Antoine Winfield, Mistral Raymond

                                K: Ryan Longwell
                                P: Chris Kluwe

                                Offense:

                                Alright, I don't think I did that bad of a job. It was a solid draft for the Vikings even though people said that I reached on some players. I got a special athlete in Stephen Hill who has uncanny speed, size and jumping ability. While some fans say that he reminds them or Troy Williamson I disagree. Hill has the intangibles needed to succeed at WR and it gives Ponder a big target to throw at between the 20's. Ponder was incredibly efficient in the red-zone last year and keeping most the targets he had last year will improve or at least maintain that. Rudolph and Carlson will create some unique matchups in the 2 TE sets. Hill and Harvin are arguably one of the fastest pair of WRs in the NFL. Harvin along with Rudolph will be nice targets within 10 yards of the LOS. Hill can stretch deep.

                                Pass protection is much improved from the previous year. Ponder finally has a blindside protector that is able to give him time to drop back in the pocket. If Charlie Johnson is unable to pan out at LG (where he played some good years) then Senio Kelemete is a nice plug and play down the road towards weeks 10-12 when he knows the offense. Geoff Schwartz was a big addition in FA and gives a legitimate side of the field for Peterson to run behind. The protection is going to be way better than it was last year.

                                Defense:

                                The defensive line is pretty well, although I would have liked to make an addition to the NT spot. I can still do that on round 7 or potentially in UDFA or in FA. The linebacking corps get a significant addition with Terrell Manning. Manning is a versatile linebacker who can play the Mike or Will. He will push both Erin Henderson and Jasper Brinkley to play good in order to keep their jobs. Henderson is on a one year contract that is a "prove it" contract, if he is able to play at a high level then Manning can be switched to Mike.

                                The secondary has been completely revamped. Winfield moves to strong safety where he can play the run most of the time, he is an excellent in the box defender and blitzer. Markelle Martin is the type of safety that the Vikings have needed for a very long time. He is a rangy safety that can make good plays by tackling and deflecting passes. He is not an interception machine but a good enough player to cause game changing plays. The Vikings secondary had problems last year with opponents because of poor safety play. Winfield can easily be a top 10 strong safety from the time he starts playing the position and Martin can be at least a good player that makes underrated plays.

                                The cornerback position mainly got filled through FA. Chris Cook is able to play with the team again and that is really good news for the Vikings. Cook has showed flashes of greatness at times and then flashes of incompetence at others. However, he can become the #1 CB that is able to shut down opposing receivers with a unique combination of speed, aggressive play, technique and size. His size will give other tall, physical WR's fits (Calvin Johnson). Chris Carr is a serviceable CB that will pave the way for Shaun Prater to get his opportunity to play at that position. Prater was a good scheme fit and one of the top CB's available at the end of the 4th round. Unless the Vikings switch from the cover 2 scheme, Prater was an excellent fit for the defense.
                                Last edited by Pain; 04-24-2012, 01:52 PM.

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