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2021 NFL notable offseason transactions and notes – NFC North



Chicago Bears

2020 Record: 8-8, 2nd in NFC North

Coaching/Front Office Changes:

Additions:
DC Sean Desai (promoted S coach)

Subtractions:
DC Chuck Pagano

Player Additions:

RB Damien Williams (from KC)
QB Andy Dalton (from DAL)
CB Desmond Trufant (from DET)
OLB Jerry Attaochu (from DEN)
WR Damiere Byrd (from NE)

Player Subtractions:

LT Charles Leno
RT Bobby Massie
CB Kyle Fuller
DT Roy Robertson-Harris
CB Buster Skrine
WR Anthony Miller
QB Mitchell Trubisky
DT Brent Urban

Draft:

RD (PK) PLAYER SCHOOL POS

1 (11) Justin Fields Ohio State QB
2 (7) Teven Jenkins Oklahoma State OT
5 (7) Larry Borom Missouri OT
6 (33) Khalil Herbert Virginia Tech RB
6 (37) Dazz Newsome North Carolina WR
6 (44) Thomas Graham Jr. Oregon CB
7 (23) Khyiris Tonga BYU DT

2020 Offensive Rankings:
Points/Gm – 22nd, Yards/Gm – 26th, Pass Yards/Gm – 22nd, Rush Yards/Gm – 25th,
Neutral Pace – 27th, Total Plays – 11th, Pass Plays – 8th, Run Plays – 27th,
Pass EPA – 24th, Rush EPA – 18th, aDOT – 16th,
Adjusted Line Yards – 26th, Adjusted Sack Rate – 15th, Pressure % – 9th

2020 Defensive Rankings:
Points/Gm – 14th, Yards/Gm – 11th, Pass Yards/Gm – 12th, Rush Yards/Gm – 15th,
Fantasy Points/Gm – 19th, Pass EPA – 11th, Rush EPA – 8th,
Blitz % – 29th, Adjusted Sack Rate – 15th, Pressure % – 21st,
DvP vs. QB FPs/Gm – 10th, DvP vs. RB FPs/Gm – 10th, DvP vs. WR FPs/Gm – 8th, DvP vs. TE FPs/Gm – 31st

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Andy Dalton
RB: David Montgomery
3RB: Tarik Cohen
WR: Allen Robinson
WR: Darnell Mooney
SWR: Anthony Miller
TE: Cole Kmet

Notes:

Current projected win total across most books: 7.5

Strength of schedule rank: 27 (Based on opposition current projected win totals). Higher number means easier schedule.

Offense:
RPO possible.

Defense:
Varied.

Detroit Lions

2020 Record: 5-11, 4th in NFC North

Coaching/Front Office Changes:

Additions:
GM Brad Holmes
HC Dan Campbell (from NO)
OC Anthony Lynn (former LAC HC)
DC Aaron Glenn (former NO DB coach)

Subtractions:
HC Matt Patricia
OC Darrell Bevell
DC Cory Undlin

Player Additions:

WR Tyrell Williams (from LV)
WR Breshad Perriman (from NYJ)
WR Kalif Raymond (from TEN)
WR Damion Ratley (from NYG)
RB Jamaal Williams (from GB)
TE Darren Fells (from HOU)
DL Michael Brockers (from LAR)
DB Quinton Dunbar (from SEA)
LB Alex Anzalone (from NO)
QB Jared Goff (from LAR)
QB Tim Boyle (from GB)
DE Charles Harris (from ATL)
CB Corn Elder (from CAR)
K Randy Bullock (from CIN)

Player Subtractions:

WR Kenny Golladay
WR Marvin Jones Jr.
QB Matthew Stafford
CB Desmond Trufant
C Russell Bodine
LB Christian Jones
CB Justin Coleman
TE Jesse James
LB Jarrad Davis
DT Danny Shelton
KR Jamal Agnew
G Joe Dahl
QB Chase Daniel
CB Justin Coleman
LB Reggie Ragland
OT Kenny Wiggins
K Matt Prater
RB Kerryon Johnson

Draft:

RD (PK) PLAYER SCHOOL POS

1 (7) Penei Sewell Oregon OT
2 (9) Levi Onwuzurike Washington DT
3 (8) Alim McNeill NC State DT
3 (38) Ifeatu Melifonwu Syracuse CB
4 (7) Amon-Ra St. Brown USC WR
4 (8) Derrick Barnes Purdue ILB
7 (30) Jermar Jefferson Oregon State RB

2020 Offensive Rankings:
Points/Gm – 20th, Yards/Gm – 20th, Pass Yards/Gm – 10th, Rush Yards/Gm – 30th,
Neutral Pace – 9th, Total Plays – 28th, Pass Plays – 13th, Run Plays – 30th,
Pass EPA – 20th, Rush EPA – 31st, aDOT – 8th,
Adjusted Line Yards – 21st, Adjusted Sack Rate – 21st, Pressure % – 14th

2020 Defensive Rankings:
Points/Gm – 32nd, Yards/Gm – 32nd, Pass Yards/Gm – 30th, Rush Yards/Gm – 28th,
Fantasy Points/Gm – 32nd, Pass EPA – 32nd, Rush EPA – 30th,
Blitz % – 25th, Adjusted Sack Rate – 27th, Pressure % – 32nd,
DvP vs. QB FPs/Gm – 31st, DvP vs. RB FPs/Gm – 31st, DvP vs. WR FPs/Gm – 30th, DvP vs. TE FPs/Gm – 11th

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Jared Goff
RB: D’Andre Swift
3RB: D’Andre Swift
WR: Tyrell Williams
WR: Breshad Perriman
SWR: Danny Amendola
TE: T.J. Hockenson

Notes:

Current projected win total across most books: 5

Strength of schedule rank: 26 (Based on opposition current projected win totals). Higher number means easier schedule.

Offense:
Target opposing DSTs.
RBBC projected, per OC Lynn.

Defense:
Cover 1 Man.

Green Bay Packers

2020 Record: 13-3, 1st in NFC North

Coaching/Front Office Changes:

Additions:
DC Joe Barry (former LAR LB coach)

Subtractions:
DC Mike Pettine

Player Additions:

LB De’Vondre Campbell (from ARI)

Player Subtractions:

C Corey Linsley
RB Jamaal Williams
LB Christian Kirksey
G Rick Wagner
CB Tramon Williams
QB Tim Boyle
DE Montravius Adams
G Lane Taylor

Draft:

RD (PK) PLAYER SCHOOL POS

1 (29) Eric Stokes Georgia CB
2 (30) Josh Myers Ohio State C
3 (22) Amari Rodgers Clemson WR
4 (37) Royce Newman Ole Miss OG
5 (29) Tedarrell Slaton Florida DT
5 (34) Shemar Jean-Charles Appalachian State CB
6 (30) Cole Van Lanen Wisconsin OT
6 (36) Isaiah McDuffie Boston College ILB
7 (29) Kylin Hill Mississippi State RB

2020 Offensive Rankings:
Points/Gm – 1st, Yards/Gm – 5th, Pass Yards/Gm – 9th, Rush Yards/Gm – 8th,
Neutral Pace – 32nd, Total Plays – 24th, Pass Plays – 24th, Run Plays – 12th,
Pass EPA – 1st, Rush EPA – 5th, aDOT – 12th,
Adjusted Line Yards – 3rd, Adjusted Sack Rate – 6th, Pressure % – 2nd

2020 Defensive Rankings:
Points/Gm – 13th, Yards/Gm – 9th, Pass Yards/Gm – 7th, Rush Yards/Gm – 14th,
Fantasy Points/Gm – 18th, Pass EPA – 12th, Rush EPA – 19th,
Blitz % – 22nd, Adjusted Sack Rate – 10th, Pressure % – 26th,
DvP vs. QB FPs/Gm – 3rd, DvP vs. RB FPs/Gm – 28th, DvP vs. WR FPs/Gm – 4th, DvP vs. TE FPs/Gm – 3rd

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Aaron Rodgers
RB: Aaron Jones
3RB: Aaron Jones
WR: Davante Adams
WR: Allen Lazard
SWR: Amari Rodgers (R)
TE: Robert Tonyan

Notes:

Current projected win total across most books: Off the board

Strength of schedule rank: 17 (Based on opposition current projected win totals). Higher number means easier schedule.

Offense:
TE Jace Sternberger (drugs) suspended 2 games.

Defense:
Cover 2/4.

Minnesota Vikings

2020 Record: 7-9, 3rd in NFC North

Coaching/Front Office Changes:

Additions:
OC Klint Kubiak (promoted QB coach). Expected to establish it.

Subtractions:
OC Gary Kubiak

Player Additions:

CB Patrick Peterson (from ARI)
CB Mackensie Alexander (from CIN)
CB Bashaud Breeland (from KC)
S Xavier Woods (from DAL)
LB Nick Vigil (from LAC)
DT Dalvin Tomlinson (from NYG)
DE Stephen Weatherly (from CAR)
C Mason Cole (from ARI)

Player Subtractions:

S Anthony Harris
DE Ifeadi Odenigbo
RB Mike Boone
DT Shamar Stephen
LT Riley Reiff
TE Kyle Rudolph
K Dan Bailey

Draft:

RD (PK) PLAYER SCHOOL POS

1 (23) Christian Darrisaw Virginia Tech OT
3 (2) Kellen Mond Texas A&M QB
3 (15) Chazz Surratt North Carolina ILB
3 (23) Wyatt Davis Ohio State OG
3 (27) Patrick Jones II Pittsburgh DE
4 (14) Kene Nwangwu Iowa State RB
4 (20) Camryn Bynum California CB
4 (29) Janarius Robinson Florida State DE
5 (13) Ihmir Smith-Marsette Iowa WR
5 (24) Zach Davidson Central Missouri TE
6 (15) Jaylen Twyman Pittsburgh DT

2020 Offensive Rankings:
Points/Gm – 11th, Yards/Gm – 4th, Pass Yards/Gm – 14th, Rush Yards/Gm – 5th,
Neutral Pace – 26th, Total Plays – 22nd, Pass Plays – 27th, Run Plays – 8th,
Pass EPA – 11th, Rush EPA – 9th, aDOT – 15th,
Adjusted Line Yards – 6th, Adjusted Sack Rate – 26th, Pressure % – 30th

2020 Defensive Rankings:
Points/Gm – 29th, Yards/Gm – 27th, Pass Yards/Gm – 25th, Rush Yards/Gm – 27th,
Fantasy Points/Gm – 27th, Pass EPA – 23rd, Rush EPA – 26th,
Blitz % – 20th, Adjusted Sack Rate – 28th, Pressure % – 30th,
DvP vs. QB FPs/Gm – 14th, DvP vs. RB FPs/Gm – 27th, DvP vs. WR FPs/Gm – 27th, DvP vs. TE FPs/Gm – 12th

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Kirk Cousins
RB: Dalvin Cook
3RB: Dalvin Cook
WR: Adam Thielen
WR: Justin Jefferson
WR: Bisi Johnson
TE: Irv Smith

Notes:

Current projected win total across most books: 8.5

Strength of schedule rank: 18 (Based on opposition current projected win totals). Higher number means easier schedule.

Offense:
O-line upgraded.

Defense:
Cover 2 Zone.