AFC South - 2020 Offseason Transactions
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2020 NFL notable offseason transactions and notes – AFC South



Houston Texans

2019 Record: 10-6, 1st in AFC South

Coaching/Front Office Changes:

Promoted:
DC Anthony Weaver

Player Additions:

WR Brandin Cooks (from Los Angeles Rams)
RB David Johnson (from Arizona)
WR Randall Cobb (from Dallas)
S Eric Murray (from Cleveland)
S Jaylon Watkins (from Los Angeles Chargers)\
T Brent Qvale (from New York Jets)

Player Subtractions:

WR DeAndre Hopkins
S Tashaun Gipson
DT D.J. Reader
RB Carlos Hyde
CB Johnathan Joseph
RB Taiwan Jones
LB Barkevious Mingo
RB Lamar Miller

Draft:

Round 2 · Pick 8 (40) Ross Blacklock DT Texas Christian
Round 3 · Pick 26 (90) Jonathan Greenard EDGE Florida
Round 4 · Pick 20 (126) Charlie Heck T North Carolina
Round 4 · Pick 35 (141) John Reid CB Penn State
Round 5 · Pick 26 (171) Isaiah Coulter WR Rhode Island

2019 Offensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 362.0 (Rank: 13), Pass Yards/Gm – 236.4 (Rank: 15), Rush Yards/Gm – 125.6 (Rank: 9), Points/Gm – 23.6 (Rank: 14), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.13 (Rank: 21), Adjusted Sack Rate – 8.46% (Rank: 27)

2019 Defensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 388.3 (Rank: 28), Pass Yards/Gm – 267.3 (Rank: 29), Rush Yards/Gm – 121.1 (Rank: 25), Points/Gm – 24.1 (Rank: 19), Fantasy Points/Gm – 5.88 (Rank: 23), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.50 (Rank: 22), Adjusted Sack Rate – 5.2% (Rank: 29), DVP vs. QB FPs/Gm – 23.2 (Rank: 14), DVP vs. RB FPs/Gm – 28.5 (Rank: 27), DVP vs. WR FPs/Gm – 37.0 (Rank: 21), DVP vs. TE FPs/Gm – 13.6 (Rank: 23).

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Deshaun Watson
RB: David Johnson
GLB: David Johnson
3RB: Duke Johnson
WR: Brandin Cooks
WR: Will Fuller
SWR: Randall Cobb
TE: Darren Fells

Notes:

Current projected win total across most books: 7.5
Strength of schedule rank: 21 (Based on opposition current projected win totals).

Offense:

QB Watson run success better against zone coverage.

Defense:

Indianapolis Colts

2019 Record: 7-9, 3rd in AFC South

Player Additions:

QB Philip Rivers (from Los Angeles Chargers)
DT DeForest Buckner (from San Francisco)
CB Xavier Rhodes (from Minnesota)
DT Sheldon Day (from San Francisco)
CB T.J. Carrie (from Cleveland)
FB Roosevelt Nix (from Pittsburgh)
TE Trey Burton (from Chicago)

Player Subtractions:

DT Margus Hunt
CB Pierre Desir
QB Brian Hoyer
CB Quincy Wilson
WR Devin Funchess
TE Eric Ebron
T Joe Haeg
C Josh Andrews
DT Trevon Coley

Draft:

Round 2 · Pick 2 (34) Michael Pittman WR USC
Round 2 · Pick 9 (41) Jonathan Taylor RB Wisconsin
Round 3 · Pick 21 (85) Julian Blackmon S Utah
Round 4 · Pick 16 (122) Jacob Eason QB Washington
Round 5 · Pick 3 (149) Danny Pinter G Ball State
Round 6 · Pick 14 (193) Rob Windsor DT Penn State
Round 6 · Pick 32 (211) Isaiah Rodgers DB Massachusetts
Round 6 · Pick 33 (212) Dezmon Patmon WR Washington State
Round 6 · Pick 34 (213) Jordan Glasgow LB Michigan

2019 Offensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 327.4 (Rank: 25), Pass Yards/Gm – 237.8 (Rank: 16), Rush Yards/Gm – 133.1 (Rank: 7), Points/Gm – 22.6 (Rank: 16), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.41 (Rank: 12), Adjusted Sack Rate – 6.0% (Rank: 7)

2019 Defensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 346.8 (Rank: 16), Pass Yards/Gm – 248.9 (Rank: 23), Rush Yards/Gm – 98.0 (Rank: 7), Points/Gm – 23.3 (Rank: 18), Fantasy Points/Gm – 7.75 (Rank: 13), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.24 (Rank: 15), Adjusted Sack Rate – 6.6% (Rank: 21), DVP vs. QB FPs/Gm – 20.6 (Rank: 22), DVP vs. RB FPs/Gm – 22.3 (Rank: 10), DVP vs. WR FPs/Gm – 38.7 (Rank: 24), DVP vs. TE FPs/Gm – 12.2 (Rank: 15).

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Philip Rivers
RB: Jonathan Taylor (R)
GLB: Jonathan Taylor (R)
3RB: Nyheim Hines
WR: T.Y. Hilton
WR: Michael Pittman (R)
SWR: Parris Campbell
TE: Jack Doyle

Notes:

Current projected win total across most books: 9
Strength of schedule rank: 1 (Based on opposition current projected win totals).

Offense:

Defense:

Jacksonville Jaguars

2019 Record: 6-10, 4th in AFC South

Coaching/Front Office Changes:

Fired:
OC John DeFilippo

Hired:
OC Jay Gruden

Player Additions:

DT Timmy Jernigan (from Philadelphia)
TE Tyler Eifert (from Cincinnati)
CB Rashaan Melvin (from Detroit)
LB Joe Schobert (from Cleveland)
DT Rodney Gunter (from Arizona)
DT Al Woods (from Seattle)
DE Cassius Marsh (from Arizona)
RB Chris Thompson (from Washington)
DL Aaron Lynch (from Chicago)

Player Subtractions:

RB Leonard Fournette
DL Yannick Ngakoue
DL Aaron Lynch (retired)
DT Rodney Gunter (retired)
DT Al Woods (COVID opt out)
DL Lerentee McCray (COVID opt out)
CB Rashaan Melvin (COVID opt out)
QB Nick Foles
DT Marcell Dareus
LB Jack Ryan
CB A.J. Bouye
DE Calais Campbell
TE Nick O’Leary
TE Seth Devalve
LB Jake Ryan
TE Geoff Swaim
WR Marquise Lee
LB Austin Calitro

Draft:

Round 1 · Pick 9 (9) C.J. Henderson CB Florida
Round 1 · Pick 20 (20) K’Lavon Chaisson EDGE LSU
Round 2 · Pick 10 (42) Laviska Shenault Jr. WR Colorado
Round 3 · Pick 9 (73) DaVon Hamilton DT Ohio State
Round 4 · Pick 10 (116) Ben Bartch T St. John’s (Minn.)
Round 4 · Pick 31 (137) Josiah Scott CB Michigan State
Round 4 · Pick 34 (140) Shaquille Quarterman LB Miami (Fla.)
Round 5 · Pick 12 (157) Daniel Thomas S Auburn
Round 5 · Pick 20 (165) Collin Johnson WR Texas
Round 6 · Pick 10 (189) Jake Luton QB Oregon State
Round 6 · Pick 27 (206) Tyler Davis TE Georgia Tech
Round 7 · Pick 9 (223) Chris Claybrooks CB Memphis

2019 Offensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 341.8 (Rank: 20), Pass Yards/Gm – 235.0 (Rank: 16), Rush Yards/Gm – 106.8 (Rank: 17), Points/Gm – 15.3 (Rank: 31), Adjusted Line Yards – 3.88 (Rank: 27), Adjusted Sack Rate – 7.0% (Rank: 16)

2019 Defensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 375.4 (Rank: 24), Pass Yards/Gm – 236.1 (Rank: 16), Rush Yards/Gm – 139.3 (Rank: 28), Points/Gm – 24.8 (Rank: 21), Fantasy Points/Gm – 6.44 (Rank: 18), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.62 (Rank: 27), Adjusted Sack Rate – 8.1% (Rank: 6), DVP vs. QB FPs/Gm – 19.31 (Rank: 19), DVP vs. RB FPs/Gm – 30.4 (Rank: 31), DVP vs. WR FPs/Gm – 32.07 (Rank: 11), DVP vs. TE FPs/Gm – 11.96 (Rank: 13).

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Gardner Minshew
RB: James Robinson
GLB: James Robinson
3RB: Chris Thompson
WR: D.J. Chark
SWR: Dede Westbrook
WR: Chris Conley
TE: Tyler Eifert

Notes:

Current projected win total across most books: 4.5
Strength of schedule rank: 20 (Based on opposition current projected win totals).

Offense:

Defense:
D-line very thin.

Tennessee Titans

2019 Record: 9-7, 2nd in AFC South

Coaching/Front Office Changes:

Retired:
OC Dean Pees

Player Additions:

DE Jadeveon Clowney (from Seattle)c
LB Vic Beasley (from Atlanta)
LB Nick Dzubnar (from Los Angeles Chargers)
T Ty Sambrailo (from Atlanta)
DE Jack Crawford (from Atlanta)
G Avery Gennesy (from the XFL)
CB Johnathan Joseph (from Houston)
G Zac Kerin (from the XFL)
RB Senorise Perry (from Tennessee)

Player Subtractions:

DT Jurrell Casey
DE Cameron Wake
RB Dion Lewis
TE Delanie Walker
CB Logan Ryan
CB Tramaine Brock
K Ryan Succop

Draft:

Round 1 · Pick 29 (29) Isaiah Wilson T Georgia
Round 2 · Pick 29 (61) Kristian Fulton CB LSU
Round 3 · Pick 29 (93) Darrynton Evans RB Appalachian State
Round 5 · Pick 29 (174) Larrell Murchison DT North Carolina State
Round 7 · Pick 10 (224) Cole McDonald QB Hawaii
Round 7 · Pick 29 (243) Chris Jackson DB Marshall

2019 Offensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 362.8 (Rank: 11), Pass Yards/Gm – 223.9 (Rank: 21), Rush Yards/Gm – 138.9 (Rank: 3), Points/Gm – 25.1 (Rank: 10), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.65 (Rank: 4), Adjusted Sack Rate – 11.2% (Rank: 32)

2019 Defensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 359.5 (Rank: 21), Pass Yards/Gm – 255.0 (Rank: 24), Rush Yards/Gm – 104.5 (Rank: 12), Points/Gm – 20.7 (Rank: 12), Fantasy Points/Gm – 8.19 (Rank: 12), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.09 (Rank: 9), Adjusted Sack Rate – 7.1% (Rank: 14), DVP vs. QB FPs/Gm – 19.4 (Rank: 20), DVP vs. RB FPs/Gm – 26.0 (Rank: 21), DVP vs. WR FPs/Gm – 35.8 (Rank: 17), DVP vs. TE FPs/Gm – 14.16 (Rank: 27).

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Ryan Tannehill
RB: Derrick Henry
GLB: Derrick Henry
3RB: Derrick Henry
WR: A.J. Brown
WR: Corey Davis
SWR: Adam Humphries
TE: Jonnu Smith

Notes:

Current projected win total across most books: 8.5
Strength of schedule rank: 2 (Based on opposition current projected win totals).

Offense:

Defense:

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

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