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2019 NFL notable offseason transactions and notes – NFC South



Atlanta Falcons

Coaching/Front Office Changes:

Fired:
OC Steve Sarkisian
DC Marquand Manuel

Hired:
OC Dirk Koetter

Player Additions:

G Jamon Brown (from New York Giants)
G James Carpenter (from New York Jets)
TE Luke Stocker (from Tennessee)
RB Kenjon Barner (from Carolina)

Player Subtractions:

RB Tevin Coleman
CB Robert Alford
T Ryan Schraeder
DE Brooks Reed
K Matt Bryant
CB Brian Poole
CB Justin Bethel
DE Bruce Irvin
CB Robert Alford
WR Marvin Hall
G Andy Levitre
G Brandon Fusco

Draft:

Round 1 · Pick 14 (14) Christopher Lindstrom G Boston College
Round 1 · Pick 31 (31) Kaleb McGary T Washington
Round 4 · Pick 9 (111) Kendall Sheffield CB Ohio State
Round 4 · Pick 33 (135) John Cominsky DE Charleston (WV)
Round 5 · Pick 14 (152) Qadree Ollison RB Pittsburgh
Round 5 · Pick 34 (172) Jordan Miller CB Washington
Round 6 · Pick 31 (203) Marcus Green WR Louisiana-Monroe

2018 Offensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 389.1 (Rank: 6), Pass Yards/Gm – 290.8 (Rank: 4), Rush Yards/Gm – 98.3 (Rank: 27), Points/Gm – 25.9 (Rank: 10), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.08 (Rank: 24), Adjusted Sack Rate – 6.6% (Rank: 14)

2018 Defensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 384.5 (Rank: 28), Pass Yards/Gm – 259.6 (Rank: 27), Rush Yards/Gm – 124.9 (Rank: 25), Points/Gm – 26.4 (Rank: 28), Fantasy Points/Gm – 5.06 (Rank: 29), Adjusted Line Yards – 5.07 (Rank: 31), Adjusted Sack Rate – 6.6% (Rank: 25), DVP vs. QB FPs/Gm – 21.19 (Rank: 32), DVP vs. RB FPs/Gm – 21.85 (Rank: 27), DVP vs. WR FPs/Gm – 26.66 (Rank: 29), DVP vs. TE FPs/Gm – 5.9 (Rank: 11), *Zone % Approximate – 47% (Rank: 14), Man % Approximate – 41% (Rank: 15).

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Matt Ryan
RB: Devonta Freeman
GLB: Devonta Freeman
3RB: Devonta Freeman
WR: Julio Jones
WR: Calvin Ridley
WR: Mohamed Sanu
TE: Austin Hooper

Notes:

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

Offense:
Due to the addition of OC Koetter, rush attempts projected to increase at the cost of pass attempts. WR Ridley would take the hit in two-wide formations.
Projected strength of schedule against the pass should be tough in the first-half, but easier for weeks 10 through 15.
O-line should be improved if both top-two picks deliver.
13 of 16 games played indoors this season.

Defense:
LB Deion Jones, SS Keanu Neal, FS Ricardo Allen return from injury.

Carolina Panthers

Player Additions:

DT Gerald McCoy (from Tampa Bay)
C Matt Paradis (from Denver)
DE Bruce Irvin (from Atlanta)
WR Aldrick Robinson (from Minnesota)
WR Chris Hogan (from New England)

Player Subtractions:

C Ryan Kalil
DE Julius Peppers
CB Captain Munnerlyn
T Matt Kalil
K Chandler Catanzaro
WR Devin Funchess
LB Thomas Davis
RB Kenjon Barner
WR Damiere Byrd
LB David Mayo
S Mike Adams
T Marshall Newhouse
RB Fozzy Whitaker
RB Travaris Cadet
WR Jamaal Hones
T Chris Clark
RB Cameron Artis-Payne
WR Torrey Smith

Draft:

Round 1 · Pick 16 (16) Brian Burns EDGE Florida State
Round 2 · Pick 5 (37) Greg Little T Mississippi
Round 3 · Pick 37 (100) Will Grier QB West Virginia
Round 4 · Pick 13 (115) Christian Miller EDGE Alabama
Round 5 · Pick 16 (154) Jordan Scarlett RB Florida
Round 6 · Pick 40 (212) Dennis Daley T South Carolina
Round 7 · Pick 23 (237) Terry Godwin WR Georgia

2018 Offensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 373.3 (Rank: 10), Pass Yards/Gm – 239.8 (Rank: 16), Rush Yards/Gm – 133.5 (Rank: 4), Points/Gm – 23.5 (Rank: 14), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.55 (Rank: 11), Adjusted Sack Rate – 6.1% (Rank: 10)

2018 Defensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 353.2 (Rank: 15), Pass Yards/Gm – 240.4 (Rank: 18), Rush Yards/Gm – 112.8 (Rank: 12), Points/Gm – 23.9 (Rank: 19), Fantasy Points/Gm – 5.50 (Rank: 26), Adjusted Line Yards – 3.971 (Rank: 8), Adjusted Sack Rate – 6.8% (Rank: 20), DVP vs. QB FPs/Gm – 18.67 (Rank: 24), DVP vs. RB FPs/Gm – 14.69 (Rank: 4), DVP vs. WR FPs/Gm – 18.67 (Rank: 7), DVP vs. TE FPs/Gm – 9.19 (Rank: 28), *Zone % Approximate – 52% (Rank: 7), Man % Approximate – 34% (Rank: 26).

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Cam Newton
RB: Christian McCaffrey
GLB: Christian McCaffrey
3RB: Christian McCaffrey
WR: D.J. Moore
WR: Curtis Samuel
WR: Jarius Wright
TE: Greg Olsen

Notes:

Current projected win total across most books: 7.5 (Rank 21).

Offense:
TE Ian Thomas may have more upside than injury-prone Olsen.
O-line should be improved.
Newton run success is better against zone coverage.

New Orleans Saints

Player Additions:

TE Jared Cook (from Oakland)
RB Latavius Murray (from Minnesota)
DT Malcolm Brown (from New England)
DE Mario Edwards (from New York Giants)
C Nick Easton (from Minnesota)
CB Marcus Sherels (from Minnesota)
LB Kiko Alonzo (from Miami)

Player Subtractions:

RB Mark Ingram
S Kurt Coleman
C Max Unger
DE Alex Okafor
WR Tommylee Lewis
ILB Manti Te’o
TE Ben Watson
TE Michel Hoomanawanui
WR Dez Bryant
T Jermon Bushrod
C Josh LeRibeus
WR Josh Huff
RB Daniel Lasco
WR Cameron Meredith

Draft:

Round 2 · Pick 16 (48) Erik McCoy C Texas A&M
Round 4 · Pick 3 (105) Chauncey Gardner-Johnson S Florida
Round 6 · Pick 4 (177) Saquan Hampton S Rutgers
Round 7 · Pick 17 (231) Alize Mack TE Notre Dame
Round 7 · Pick 30 (244) Kaden Elliss LB Idaho

2018 Offensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 379.2 (Rank: 8), Pass Yards/Gm – 252.6 (Rank: 12), Rush Yards/Gm – 126.6 (Rank: 6), Points/Gm – 31.5 (Rank: 3), Adjusted Line Yards – 5.19 (Rank: 2), Adjusted Sack Rate – 4.4% (Rank: 3)

2018 Defensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 349.1 (Rank: 14), Pass Yards/Gm – 268.9 (Rank: 29), Rush Yards/Gm – 80.2 (Rank: 2), Points/Gm – 22.1 (Rank: 14), Fantasy Points/Gm – 7.0 (Rank: 17), Adjusted Line Yards – 3.61 (Rank: 2), Adjusted Sack Rate – 8.7% (Rank: 4), DVP vs. QB FPs/Gm – 21.0 (Rank: 31), DVP vs. RB FPs/Gm – 14.3 (Rank: 3), DVP vs. WR FPs/Gm – 28.61 (Rank: 32), DVP vs. TE FPs/Gm – 6.04 (Rank: 12), *Zone % Approximate – 50% (Rank: 10), Man % Approximate – 39% (Rank: 19).

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Drew Brees
RB: Alvin Kamara
GLB: Alvin Kamara
3RB: Alvin Kamara
WR: Michael Thomas
WR: Ted Ginn
WR: Tre’Quan Smith
TE: Jared Cook

Notes:

Current projected win total across most books: 10.5 (Rank 2 tied).

Defense:
Potential shadow – CB Marshon Lattimore

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Coaching/Front Office Changes:

Fired:
HC Dirk Koetter
OC Todd Monken
DC Mark Duffner

Hired:
HC Bruce Arians
OC Byron Leftwich
DC Todd Bowles

Player Additions:

DT Ndamukong Suh (from Los Angeles Rams)
LB Deone Bucannon (from Arizona)
WR Breshad Perriman (from Cleveland)
LB Shaq Barrett (from Denver)
G Earl Watford (from Cleveland)
S Kentrell Brice (from Green Bay)
QB Blaine Gabbert (from Tennessee)

Player Subtractions:

DT Gerald McCoy
WR Desean Jackson
WR Adam Humphries
LB Kwon Alexander
QB Ryan Fitzpatrick
DE Vinny Curry
DT Mitch Unrein
LB Adarius Taylor
S Andrew Adams
CB Brent Grimes
RB Jacquizz Rodgers

Draft:

Round 1 · Pick 5 (5) Devin White LB LSU
Round 2 · Pick 7 (39) Sean Bunting CB Central Michigan
Round 3 · Pick 31 (94) Jamel Dean CB Auburn
Round 3 · Pick 36 (99) Mike Edwards S Kentucky
Round 4 · Pick 5 (107) Anthony Nelson DE Iowa
Round 5 · Pick 7 (145) Matt Gay K Utah
Round 6 · Pick 36 (208) Scott Miller WR Bowling Green State
Round 7 · Pick 1 (215) Terry Beckner Jr. DT Missouri

2018 Offensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 415.5 (Rank: 3), Pass Yards/Gm – 320.3 (Rank: 1), Rush Yards/Gm – 95.2 (Rank: 29), Points/Gm – 24.8 (Rank: 12), Adjusted Line Yards – 3.78 (Rank: 31), Adjusted Sack Rate – 6.6% (Rank: 15)

2018 Defensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 383.4 (Rank: 27), Pass Yards/Gm – 259.4 (Rank: 26), Rush Yards/Gm – 123.9 (Rank: 24), Points/Gm – 29.0 (Rank: 31), Fantasy Points/Gm – 4.25 (Rank: 30), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.36 (Rank: 15), Adjusted Sack Rate – 8.0% (Rank: 8), DVP vs. QB FPs/Gm – 20.86 (Rank: 30), DVP vs. RB FPs/Gm – 22.26 (Rank: 28), DVP vs. WR FPs/Gm – 26.09 (Rank: 26), DVP vs. TE FPs/Gm – 8.57 (Rank: 24), *Zone % Approximate – 53% (Rank: 6), Man % Approximate – 33% (Rank: 27).

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Jameis Winston
RB: Peyton Barber
GLB: Peyton Barber
3RB: Dare Ogunbowale
WR: Mike Evans
WR: Chris Godwinn
WR: Breshad Perriman
TE: O.J. Howard

Notes:

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

Offense:
May lead the league in pass attempts.

Defense:
DT Vita Vea (LCL) may miss weeks 1 – 2.

Defense:
DE Jason Pierre-Paul (broken neck) is on the NFI list and won’t return until sometime in November.
LB Lavonte David (knee) underwent a scope. His week 1 availability is not a lock.

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

Last updated: September 1, 2019 at 14:39 pm


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