At the end of 2009 we were ranked 25th Total Offense, 30th Total Defense, 25th in Passing and Receiving, 11th in Rushing, 31st in Sacks, 31st in Rushing yards allowed, and T-16th Interceptions.
It is safe to say the most needed position right now is OLB and ILB followed by LT and Safety or Cornerback.
So far in the FA we have added better depth at the RB position with Jones increasing our ability to run the ball so let’s say we only improve our rating to 9th.
Here is a great idea we need to trade down in this draft because it is full of potential. The best case scenario is we need to trade to Buffalo for the 9th and the 41st pick of the draft.
1st round 9th pick: Trent Williams or Bruce Campbell LT.
2nd Round 36th pick: Jerry Hughes OLB 142 Tackles, 28 Sacks, (3 years)
2nd Round 41st pick: Sean Lee MLB 324 Tackles, 10 Sacks, (4 years)
2nd Round 50h pick: Nate Allen S 216 Tackles, 10int., (3 years)
3rd Round 68th pick: Dorin Dickerson TE/WR This man had a 4.4 40, and 43.5 vertical at the combine and he's 6'5 260lbs
4th Round 99th pick: Jordan Shipley WR 6’0 190lbs, 3191 yards, 33 TD
If these players came in all of them would be starters.
OFFENSE: Williams LT, Water LG, Casey C, Lilja RG, Alberts RT, QB Cassel, RB Charles, WR Chambers, WR Bowe, SLOT Shipley, TE Dorin.
DEFENSE: LOLB Hali, MLB Johnson, MLB Lee, ROLB Hughes, DT Dorsey, NT Shaun, DE Jackson, CB Flowers, CB Carr, FS Page, S Allen.
What does this mean? Well for one what team is going to be able to cover a deep threat WR like Chambers, while trying to maintain coverage on a TE that can run faster and jump higher than anyone on the field also while covering a WR that can catch in traffic and a SLOT receiver that runs perfect routes. LET’S NOT FORGET THE BEST RUN GAME with Charles and Jones. I would say our total offensive rating would increase to 15th
By adding Huges and Lee our sack total would increase to 30 to 35 making our sack rating (based on last year’s totals) 18th and now that we added a NT and MLB and a better ROLB then Williams it’s safe to say our run defense will be better and our interceptions will be more since there will be more pressure so if we increase our run defense rating to 25th and our interceptions rating to10th our total Defensive rating would be 18th
That would make us playoff bound.