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Are the images attached an accurate starting point for next year's team? And are there answers to all the question marks?
And who are they?
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by Delta6 16 months ago
Let's start off with Zach Martin back at left tackle. You're also leaving out the competition at TE with Niklas, Koyak and hte return of Welch. Also at RB with Carlisle, Mahone and Bryant (or Folston). At WR with Neal, Ferguson and D. Smith and the addition of Hunter. The OL will ahve plenty of competition with Hanratty, Hegarty, Heggie, Harrell and N. Martin all pushing for those interior spots.
Day, Springmann and Hounshell will all compete for the DE position. Shembo will most likely stay at Cat and either Fox or Calabrese will come back for a 5th year to occupy the WILL position. If Shembo does move to WILL then Willaims will take over for him at CAT. With Grace, Moore, Okwara, Councel all in waiting and the addition of Anzalone as an EE there will plenty of solid competition to assure a great LB core. Look for Jalen Brown and Shumate to make a big push toward the starters. Wood will have a tough road to bump out Russell. Baratti and Farley will make for a great tandum in the secondary. And Slaughter is just gravy on the mashed potatoes.
Now that's more like it... Thanks!
Collingsworth is also a strong possibility at safety. Stanley will provide assurance as the third tackle on O. And Jarron Jones was not mentioned.
Here is my best guess:
LT-Z. Martin/S. Elmer
LG-C. Watt/C. Hanratty
C-M. Hegarty/M. Harrell
RG-N. Martin/B. Heggie/J. Montelus
RT-C. Lombard/R. Stanley
QB-E. Golson/T. Rees/G. Kiel
RB-A. Carlisle/G. Bryant
WR-T. Jones/C. Brown/C. Robinson
WR-D. Daniels/D. Smith/L. Massa
WR-J. Ferguson/T. Hunter
slot-D. Neal/GA3 (ala Theo)
TE-T. Niklas/B. Koyack/M. Heuerman
DE-S. Tuitt/J. Jones
NT-L. Nix/K. Schwenke
DE-S. Day/T. Springmann
OLB-P. Shembo/I. Williams/A. Rabasa/D. Randolph
MLB-J. Grace/K. Moore/M. Deeb
MLB-D. Fox/C. Calabrese/A. Anzalone
OLB-D. Spond/B. Councell/J. Smith
CB-K. Russell/L. Wood/C. Luke/R. Kinlaw
CB-B. Jackson/J. Brown/J. Atkinson
Nickel-E. Shumate/E. Hardy/C. Badger
FS-A. Collinsworth/N. Baratti/C. Prosise
SS-M. Farley/E. Shumate/M. Redfield/J. Turner
This is assuming Fox and Calabrese are back and Slaughter isn't given a 6th year. If Fox and C4 aren't given 5th years (which I very much doubt), I can see Jaylon Smith possibly moving to ILB to get him on the field with Spond/Councell and Shembo/Williams seemingly having the OLB spots locked for the forseeable future.
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Grace is going to be a stud.
This is probably a stupid comment/question/post, but I don't think I'm fooling anybody at this point, so here goes:
Why is GAIII not included in either depth chart on this thread? Was A. Carlisle eligible and healthy this season? Is understand G. Bryant is a rare talent and a beast, but what don't I realize or understand about this?
Also, Wood has another year of eligibility? But he's 100% going to the NFL?
No offense, but u have a lot to learn. NDguy had GAIII in as slot. Willie just gave a quick run down. Wood hasnt decided if hes going to the NFL yet. Carlisle was healthy and eligible this season but BK stated he didnt want to waist a year of eligibility on him. Your depth chart u gave in the first post is a skeleton of our team.
Thank you sir. I did put GA3 in the slot position simply because while he's a burner, he's very unrefined as a RB. He could develop into one, but I am a firm believer in the best talent playing. That said, I believe Carlisle, Bryant, Folston are our future at RB and GA3 can be best utilized from that slot position where he can be a receiver or motion into the backfield.
As far as Wood, he does have a year left he can use, but given the short lifespan of RB's and how crowded the backfield is becoming I would be shocked to see him return. That said, he may (and likely will IMO) receive a 3-4th round grade. When that happens, he may decide to return to improve his stock. However even then I doubt it simply because when you look at the NFL, you don't need to be a high pick to success (IE Foster, Rice, Bryce Brown, Blount, Ridley, etc.)
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No and No.. Wood will not be starting over Russell next year. Would assume Sheldon Day takes over for KLM.
My response was for the questions "are they accurate" and "are there answers" and not the individual charts lol
QB - Golson
WR - Daniels
WR - TJ Jones
Slot WR - Davonte Neal
TE - Troy Niklas
RB - GAIII or Amir Carlisle
LT - Z-Mart
LG - Watt
C - Hegarty (Nick Martin if Hegarty is not cleared)
RG - Nick Martin(Lombard if Hegarty is not cleared)
RT - Lombard(Ronnie Stanley if Hegarty not cleared)
DE - Tuitt
NT - Nix
DE - Day
OLB - Spond
ILB - Calabrese/Grace
ILB - Fox
OLB - Shembo
CB - Russell
S - Farley
S - Collinsworth/Shumate
CB - B-Jax
Lots of people have C4 and fox playing together, not saying fox couldn't move over but I think it's grace's turn.
If Jaylon Smith gets on the field because Fox and Calabrese arent asked back, I would imagine Spond would get moved inside and Jaylon would play DOG. Besides that the depth chart looks spot on.
I agree. I like the Fox and C4 combo at one spot. Grace's turn to make noise at the other. Then Anzalone will step in to their spot in 2014 next to Grace.
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