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2020 NFL notable offseason transactions and notes – NFC South



Atlanta Falcons

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

Coaching/Front Office Changes:

Player Additions:

TE Hayden Hurst (from Baltimore)
DE Dante Fowler (from Los Angeles Rams)
RB Todd Gurley (from Los Angeles Rams)
WR Laquon Treadwell (from Minnesota)
G Justin McCray (from Cleveland)
LB LaRoy Reynolds (from Cincinnati)
LB Edmond Robinson (from the XFL)
CB Josh Hawkins (from the XFL)
DE Charles Harris (from Miami)

Player Subtractions:

TE Austin Hooper
RB Devonta Freeman
CB Desmond Trufant
T Ty Sambrailo
TE Luke Stocker
G Wes Schweitzer
DE Vic Beasley
LB De’Vondre Campbell
DE Adrian Clayborn
Dt Jack Crawford

Draft:

Round 1 · Pick 16 (16) A.J. Terrell CB Clemson
Round 2 · Pick 15 (47) Marlon Davidson EDGE Auburn
Round 3 · Pick 14 (78) Matt Hennessy C Temple
Round 4 · Pick 13 (119) Mykal Walker LB Fresno State
Round 4 · Pick 28 (134) Jaylinn Hawkins S California
Round 7 · Pick 14 (228) Sterling Hofrichter P Syracuse

2019 Offensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 379.7 (Rank: 5), Pass Yards/Gm – 294.7 (Rank: 3), Rush Yards/Gm – 85.1 (Rank: 30), Points/Gm – 23.8 (Rank: 13), Adjusted Line Yards – 3.98 (Rank: 24), Adjusted Sack Rate – 6.6% (Rank: 13)

2019 Defensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 355.8 (Rank: 20), Pass Yards/Gm – 244.9 (Rank: 22), Rush Yards/Gm – 110.9 (Rank: 15), Points/Gm – 24.9 (Rank: 23), Fantasy Points/Gm – 5.88 (Rank: 22), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.29 (Rank: 19), Adjusted Sack Rate – 5.8% (Rank: 28), DVP vs. QB FPs/Gm – 21.91 (Rank: 26), DVP vs. RB FPs/Gm – 22.38 (Rank: 11), DVP vs. WR FPs/Gm – 35.46 (Rank: 16), DVP vs. TE FPs/Gm – 12.45 (Rank: 17).

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Matt Ryan
RB: Todd Gurley
GLB: Todd Gurley
3RB: Todd Gurley
WR: Julio Jones
WR: Calvin Ridley
WR: Russell Gage
TE: Hayden Hurst

Notes:

Current projected win total across most books: 7.5
Strength of schedule rank: 32 (Based on opposition current projected win totals).

Offense:

Defense:

Carolina Panthers

2019 Record: 5-11, 4th in NFC South

Coaching/Front Office Changes:

Fired:
HC Ron Rivera

Hired:
HC Matt Rhule
OC Joed Brady
DC Phil Snow

Player Additions:

T Russell Okung (from Los Angeles Chargers)
DE Chris Smith (from Cleveland)
DE Stephen Weatherly (from Minnesota)
S Juston Burris (from Cleveland)
QB Teddy Bridgewater (from New Orleans)
G John Miller (from Cincinnati)
WR Seth Roberts (from Baltimore)
WR Keith Kirkwood
TE Seth DeValve (from Jacksonville)
WR Pharoh Cooper (from Arizona)
QB P.J. Walker (from XFL)
LB Tahir Whitehead (from Oakland)
WR Robby Anderson (from New York Jets)
DT Zach Kerr (from Arizona)
G Michael Schofield (from Los Angeles Chargers)

Player Subtractions:

QB Cam Newton
CB James Bradberry
DE Mario Addison
DT Gerald McCoy
LB Luke Kuechly
DT Dontari Poe
S Colin Jones
S Eric Reid
TE Greg Olsen
DE Wes Horton
WR Jarius Wright
G Trai Turner
QB Kyle Allen

Draft:

Round 1 · Pick 7 (7) Derrick Brown DT Auburn
Round 2 · Pick 6 (38) Yetur Gross-Matos EDGE Penn State
Round 2 · Pick 32 (64) Jeremy Chinn S Southern Illinois
Round 4 · Pick 7 (113) Troy Pride CB Notre Dame
Round 5 · Pick 6 (152) Kenny Robinson S West Virginia
Round 6 · Pick 5 (184) Bravvion Roy DT Baylor
Round 7 · Pick 7 (221) Stantley Thomas-Oliver CB Florida International

2019 Offensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 341.8 (Rank: 19), Pass Yards/Gm – 228.1 (Rank: 20), Rush Yards/Gm – 113.7 (Rank: 14), Points/Gm – 21.2 (Rank: 20), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.30 (Rank: 17), Adjusted Sack Rate – 8.6% (Rank: 29)

2019 Defensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 374.5 (Rank: 23), Pass Yards/Gm – 231.0 (Rank: 13), Rush Yards/Gm – 143.5 (Rank: 14), Points/Gm – 29.4 (Rank: 31), Fantasy Points/Gm – 5.94 (Rank: 21), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.89 (Rank: 30), Adjusted Sack Rate – 8.8% (Rank: 3), DVP vs. QB FPs/Gm – 18.91 (Rank: 16), DVP vs. RB FPs/Gm – 31.88 (Rank: 32), DVP vs. WR FPs/Gm – 38.66 (Rank: 23), DVP vs. TE FPs/Gm – 9.66 (Rank: 4).

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Teddy Bridgewater
RB: Christian McCaffrey
GLB: Christian McCaffrey
3RB: Christian McCaffrey
WR: D.J. Moore
WR: Robby Anderson
WR: Curtis Samuel
TE: Ian Thomas

Notes:

Current projected win total across most books: 5.5
Strength of schedule rank: 26 (Based on opposition current projected win totals).

Offense:

Defense:

New Orleans Saints

2019 Record: 13-3, 1st in NFC South

Player Additions:

S Malcom Jenkins (from Philadelphia)
WR Emmanuel Sanders (from San Francisco)
FB Mike Burton (from Washington)
CB Deatrick Nichols (from XFL)
QB Jameis Winston (from Tampa Bay)
DE Margus Hunt (from Indianapolis)

Player Subtractions:

QB Teddy Bridgewater
S Vonn Bell
LB A.J. Klein
CB Eli Apple
WR Keith Kirkwood
WR Ted Ginn

Draft:

Round 1 · Pick 24 (24) Cesar Ruiz C Michigan
Round 3 · Pick 10 (74) Zack Baun LB Wisconsin
Round 3 · Pick 41 (105) Adam Trautman TE Dayton
Round 7 · Pick 26 (240) Tommy Stevens QB Mississippi State

2019 Offensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 373.9 (Rank: 9), Pass Yards/Gm – 265.3 (Rank: 7), Rush Yards/Gm – 108.6 (Rank: 16), Points/Gm – 28.6 (Rank: 3), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.92 (Rank: 1), Adjusted Sack Rate – 4.7% (Rank: 3)

2019 Defensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 333.1 (Rank: 11), Pass Yards/Gm – 241.8 (Rank: 20), Rush Yards/Gm – 91.3 (Rank: 4), Points/Gm – 21.3 (Rank: 13), Fantasy Points/Gm – 8.94 (Rank: 8), Adjusted Line Yards – 3.94 (Rank: 5), Adjusted Sack Rate – 7.7% (Rank: 9), DVP vs. QB FPs/Gm – 19.6 (Rank: 21), DVP vs. RB FPs/Gm – 19.9 (Rank: 6), DVP vs. WR FPs/Gm – 40.4 (Rank: 27), DVP vs. TE FPs/Gm – 11.3 (Rank: 10).

Projected Starting Lineup:

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

Notes:

Current projected win total across most books: 10.5
Strength of schedule rank: 23 (Based on opposition current projected win totals).

Defense:
Potential shadow – CB Marshon Lattimore

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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

Coaching/Front Office Changes:

Player Additions:

QB Tom Brady (from New England)
T Joe Haeg (from Indianapolis)
TE Rob Gronkowski

Player Subtractions:

QB Jameis Winston
WR Breshad Perriman
DE Carl Nassib
DT Beau Allen
RB Peyton Barber
G Michael Liedtke

Draft:

Round 1 · Pick 13 (13) Tristan Wirfs T Iowa
Round 2 · Pick 13 (45) Antoine Winfield Jr. S Minnesota
Round 3 · Pick 12 (76) Ke’Shawn Vaughn RB Vanderbilt
Round 5 · Pick 16 (161) Tyler Johnson WR Minnesota
Round 6 · Pick 15 (194) Khalil Davis DT Nebraska
Round 7 · Pick 27 (241) Chapelle Russell LB Temple
Round 7 · Pick 31 (245) Raymond Calais RB Louisiana-Lafayette

2019 Offensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 415.5 (Rank: 3), Pass Yards/Gm – 320.3 (Rank: 1), Rush Yards/Gm – 95.1 (Rank: 24), Points/Gm – 28.6 (Rank: 3), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.0 (Rank: 23), Adjusted Sack Rate – 7.6% (Rank: 22)

2019 Defensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 343.9 (Rank: 15), Pass Yards/Gm – 270.1 (Rank: 30), Rush Yards/Gm – 73.8 (Rank: 1), Points/Gm – 28.1 (Rank: 29), Fantasy Points/Gm – 8.56 (Rank: 9), Adjusted Line Yards – 3.14 (Rank: 2), Adjusted Sack Rate – 6.7% (Rank: 20), DVP vs. QB FPs/Gm – 21.84 (Rank: 25), DVP vs. RB FPs/Gm – 16.96 (Rank: 2), DVP vs. WR FPs/Gm – 45.88 (Rank: 32), DVP vs. TE FPs/Gm – 14.15 (Rank: 26).

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Tom Brady
RB: Ronald Jones
GLB: Ronald Jones
3RB: Ke’Shawn Vaughn (R)
WR: Mike Evans
WR: Chris Godwinn
WR: Justin Watson
TE: Rob Gronkowski
TE: O.J. Howard

Notes:

Current projected win total across most books: 10
Strength of schedule rank: 11 (Based on opposition current projected win totals).

Offense:
Bucs to use 12 personnel base.

Defense:

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

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