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NFC North - 2019 Offseason Transactions
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2019 NFL notable offseason transactions and notes – NFC North



Chicago Bears

Coaching/Front Office Changes:

Left:

DC Vic Fangio

Hired:

DC Chuck Pagano

Player Additions:

WR Cordarrelle Patterson (from New England)
CB Buster Skrine (from New York Jets)
RB Mike Davis (from Seattle)
S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (from Washington)
G Ted Larsen (from Miami)
WR Marvin Hall (from Atlanta)
WR Josh Doctson (from Washington)

Player Subtractions:

RB Jordan Howard
S Adrian Amos
SCB Bryce Callahan
LB Sam Acho
TE Dion Sims
K Cody Parkey
WR Josh Bellamy
TE Daniel Brown
G Eric Kush
G Bryan Witzmann
WR Kevin White

Draft:

Round 3 · Pick 10 (73) David Montgomery RB Iowa State
Round 4 · Pick 24 (126) Riley Ridley WR Georgia
Round 6 · Pick 33 (205) Duke Shelley CB Kansas State
Round 7 · Pick 8 (222) Kerrith Whyte RB Florida Atlantic
Round 7 · Pick 24 (238) Stephen Denmark CB Valdosta State

2018 Offensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 343.9 (Rank: 21), Pass Yards/Gm – 222.8 (Rank: 21), Rush Yards/Gm – 121.1 (Rank: 11), Points/Gm – 26.3 (Rank: 9), Adjusted Line Yards – 3.92 (Rank: 28), Adjusted Sack Rate – 6.0% (Rank: 7)

2018 Defensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 299.7 (Rank: 3), Pass Yards/Gm – 219.7 (Rank: 7), Rush Yards/Gm – 80.0 (Rank: 1), Points/Gm – 17.7 (Rank: 1), Fantasy Points/Gm – 11.69 (Rank: 1), Adjusted Line Yards – 3.97 (Rank: 8), Adjusted Sack Rate – 7.5% (Rank: 12), DVP vs. QB FPs/Gm – 12.9 (Rank: 2), DVP vs. RB FPs/Gm – 12.9 (Rank: 1), DVP vs. WR FPs/Gm – 22.07 (Rank: 10), DVP vs. TE FPs/Gm – 5.71(Rank: 9), *Zone % Approximate – 42% (Rank: 25), Man % Approximate – 45% (Rank: 9).

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Mitchell Trubisky
RB: David Montgomery (R)
GLB: Mike Davis
3RB: Tarik Cohen
WR: Allen Robinson
WR: Taylor Gabriel
SWR: Anthony Miller
TE: Trey Burton

Notes:

Current projected win total across most books: 9.5 (Rank 6 tied).

Offense:
RB Montgomery could have sleeper potential. Cohen’s opportunities could drop.
O-line should be improved.
Trubisky run success is better against man coverage.
Miller and Burton each had 5 red zone TDs, leading the team.
WR Miller (ankle) could be limited early season after missing OTAs and minicamp.

Defense:
Target opposing SWRs.

Detroit Lions

Coaching/Front Office Changes:

Fired:

OC Jim Bob Cooter

Hired:

OC Darrell Bevell

Player Additions:

DE Trey Flowers (from New England)
CB Justin Coleman (from Seattle)
TE Jesse James (from Pittsburgh)
WR Danny Amendola (from Miami)
G Oday Aboushi (from Arizona)
S Andrew Adams (from Tampa Bay)
WR Tommylee Lewis (from New Orleans)
RB C.J. Anderson (from Los Angeles Rams)
CB Rashaan Melvin (from Oakland)
TE Logan Thomas (from Buffalo)
DT Mike Daniels (from Green Bay)

Player Subtractions:

S Glover Quinn
WR Bruce Ellington
G T.J. Lang
CB Nevin Lawson
TE Luke Willson
DE Kerry Hyder
DE Ezekiel Ansah
RB LeGarrette Blount
WR T.J. Jones
TE Levine Toilolo
QB Matt Cassell
RB Theo Riddick

Draft:

Round 1 · Pick 8 (8) T.J. Hockenson TE Iowa
Round 2 · Pick 11 (43) Jahlani Tavai LB Hawaii
Round 3 · Pick 18 (81) Will Harris S Boston College
Round 4 · Pick 15 (117) Austin Bryant DE Clemson
Round 5 · Pick 8 (146) Amani Oruwariye CB Penn State
Round 6 · Pick 11 (184) Travis Fulgham WR Old Dominion
Round 6 · Pick 13 (186) Ty Johnson RB Maryland
Round 7 · Pick 10 (224) Isaac Nauta TE Georgia
Round 7 · Pick 15 (229) P.J. Johnson DT Arizona

2018 Offensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 327.3 (Rank: 24), Pass Yards/Gm – 223.5 (Rank: 20), Rush Yards/Gm – 103.8 (Rank: 23), Points/Gm – 20.3 (Rank: 25), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.14 (Rank: 20), Adjusted Sack Rate – 6.3% (Rank: 12)

2018 Defensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 335.0 (Rank: 10), Pass Yards/Gm – 224.9 (Rank: 8), Rush Yards/Gm – 110.1 (Rank: 10), Points/Gm – 22.5 (Rank: 16), Fantasy Points/Gm – 6.25 (Rank: 22), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.47 (Rank: 20), Adjusted Sack Rate – 8.1% (Rank: 5), DVP vs. QB FPs/Gm – 17.39 (Rank: 18), DVP vs. RB FPs/Gm – 18.87 (Rank: 17), DVP vs. WR FPs/Gm – 22.92 (Rank: 16), DVP vs. TE FPs/Gm – 7.12 (Rank: 15), *Zone % Approximate – 37% (Rank: 29), Man % Approximate – 49% (Rank: 5).

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Matthew Stafford
RB: Kerryon Johnson
GLB: Kerryon Johnson
3RB: Ty Johnson (R)
WR: Marvin Jones
WR: Kenny Golladay
WR: Danny Amendola
TE: T.J. Hockenson (R)

Notes:

Current projected win total across most books: 6.5 (Rank 25 tied).

Offense:
With new OC Bevell, run game expected to be emphasized more in neutral script scenarios.
Kerryon Johnson starts with a good matchup in week 1 (@ Arizona).
WR Jermaine Kearse (broken leg, ankle) is out for the season.

Defense:
ILB Jarrad Davis (ankle) could miss time.

Green Bay Packers

Coaching/Front Office Changes:

Fired:

HC Joe Philbin

Hired:

HC Matt LaFleur
OC Nathaniel Hackett

Player Additions:

OLB Za’Darius Smith (from Baltimore)
OLB Preston Smith (from Washington)
S Adrian Amos (from Chicago)
G Billy Turner (from Denver)

Player Subtractions:

WR Randall Cobb
OLB Clay Matthews
OLB Nick Perry
DT Muhammad Wilkerson
LB Jake Ryan
CB Bashaud Breeland
S Kentrell Brice
TE Lance Kendricks
DT Mike Daniels
S Josh Jones

Draft:

Round 1 · Pick 12 (12) Rashan Gary DE Michigan
Round 1 · Pick 21 (21) Darnell Savage S Maryland
Round 2 · Pick 12 (44) Elgton Jenkins C Mississippi State
Round 3 · Pick 12 (75) Jace Sternberger TE Texas A&M
Round 5 · Pick 12 (150) Kingsley Keke DE Texas A&M
Round 6 · Pick 12 (185) Ka’Dar Hollman CB Toledo
Round 6 · Pick 22 (194) Dexter Williams RB Notre Dame
Round 7 · Pick 12 (226) Ty Summers LB Texas Christian

2018 Offensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 369.1 (Rank: 12), Pass Yards/Gm – 264.9 (Rank: 9), Rush Yards/Gm – 104.2 (Rank: 22), Points/Gm – 23.5 (Rank: 14), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.71 (Rank: 7), Adjusted Sack Rate – 7.9% (Rank: 21)

2018 Defensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 354.4 (Rank: 18), Pass Yards/Gm – 234.5 (Rank: 12), Rush Yards/Gm – 119.1 (Rank: 22), Points/Gm – 25.0 (Rank: 22), Fantasy Points/Gm – 5.94 (Rank: 25), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.78 (Rank: 27), Adjusted Sack Rate – 7.7% (Rank: 10), DVP vs. QB FPs/Gm – 17.76 (Rank: 21), DVP vs. RB FPs/Gm – 19.81 (Rank: 20), DVP vs. WR FPs/Gm – 26.56 (Rank: 28), DVP vs. TE FPs/Gm – 6.35 (Rank: 13), *Zone % Approximate – 37% (Rank: 30), Man % Approximate – 52% (Rank: 4).

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Aaron Rodgers
RB: Aaron Jones
GLB: Aaron Jones
3RB: Aaron Jones
WR: Davante Adams
WR: Marques Valdes-Scantling
SWR: Geronimo Allison
TE: Jimmy Graham

Notes:

Current projected win total across most books: 9.5 (Rank 6 tied).

Offense:
WR Jake Kumerow may have dart-throw potential on the perimeter.
RB Dexter Williams projected as a good fit in LaFleur’s zone blocking scheme. Preseason target potential.
WR St. Brown (ankle) placed on IR and now done for the season.

Defense:
ILB Oren Burks (torn pec) out for the season.

Minnesota Vikings

Coaching/Front Office Changes:

Hired:

OC Kevin Stefanski

Player Additions:

DT Shamar Stephen (from Seattle)
G Josh Kline (from Tennessee)

Player Subtractions:

S Andrew Sendejo
G Mike Remmers
WR Kendall Wright
T Tom Compton
QB Trevor Siemian
DT Sheldon Richardson
S George Iloka
RB Latavius Murray
C Nick Easton
CB Marcus Sherels
WR Aldrick Robinson
TE Josiah Price

Draft:

Round 1 · Pick 18 (18) Garrett Bradbury C North Carolina State
Round 2 · Pick 18 (50) Irv Smith TE Alabama
Round 3 · Pick 39 (102) Alexander Mattison RB Boise State
Round 4 · Pick 12 (114) Dru Samia G Oklahoma
Round 5 · Pick 24 (162) Cameron Smith LB USC
Round 6 · Pick 18 (190) Armon Watts DT Arkansas
Round 6 · Pick 19 (191) Marcus Epps S Wyoming
Round 6 · Pick 21 (193) Olisaemeka Udoh T Elon
Round 7 · Pick 3 (217) Kris Boyd CB Texas
Round 7 · Pick 25 (239) Dillon Mitchell WR Oregon
Round 7 · Pick 33 (247) Olabisi Johnson WR Colorado State
Round 7 · Pick 36 (250) Austin Cutting LS Air Force

2018 Offensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 345.6 (Rank: 20), Pass Yards/Gm – 252.3 (Rank: 13), Rush Yards/Gm – 93.3 (Rank: 30), Points/Gm – 22.5 (Rank: 19), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.09 (Rank: 23), Adjusted Sack Rate – 6.1% (Rank: 9)

2018 Defensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 309.7 (Rank: 4), Pass Yards/Gm – 196.3 (Rank: 3), Rush Yards/Gm – 113.46 (Rank: 14), Points/Gm – 21.3 (Rank: 9), Fantasy Points/Gm – 7.75 (Rank: 8), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.60 (Rank: 24), Adjusted Sack Rate – 9.3% (Rank: 2), DVP vs. QB FPs/Gm – 13.83 (Rank: 3), DVP vs. RB FPs/Gm – 18.31 (Rank: 14), DVP vs. WR FPs/Gm – 16.91 (Rank: 2), DVP vs. TE FPs/Gm – 5.58 (Rank: 6), *Zone % Approximate – 43% (Rank: 20), Man % Approximate – 43% (Rank: 12).

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Kirk Cousins
RB: Dalvin Cook
GLB: Dalvin Cook
3RB: Dalvin Cook
WR: Adam Thielen
WR: Stefon Diggs
WR: Laquon Treadwell
TE: Kyle Rudolph

Notes:

Current projected win total across most books: 9 (Rank 10 tied).

Offense:
HC Zimmer expected to emphasis the run game. Pass game should see more play action.

Defense:
Potential shadow – CB Xavier Rhodes

*Zone vs. Man Coverage % excludes hybrid/prevent coverages and offensive screen plays.

Last updated: September 2, 2019 at 17:49 pm


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